Following reports from residents that a traffic survey is taking place along the A660, MP Greg Mulholland has discovered that the survey is one of several, and that they are in preparation for the trolleybus and are costing £160k.
The inspector’s report and the Transport Secretary’s decision on the trolleybus are not expected until either late 2015 or early 2016, and so the traffic survey would seem to be jumping the gun. In a recent press release, Mr Mulholland expressed the anger and frustration felt by many at this potential waste of a huge sum of money.
The survey is being carried out by London based firm Traffic Survey Partners. One of their vans is pictured in the above photograph. The driver has illegally mounted the kerb and parked on the costly and difficult to replace York stone pavement.