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Photo #165189

[Image is Street View from August 2019] Hoardings on Station Road, junction with Rougier Street, York. This is a key route into York from the station. This makes it one of the first but also last views of the city visitors will have. The hoardings on the Malmaison site are underwhelming see also: #165190). I'd like the city to have a hoardings policy so expanses of solid fencing become a feature and add to the streetscape rather than detract from it. Not being able see over or through can also feel unsafe for this cyclist, at least (see #165208). Hoardings can also obstruct sightlines (see: #173453), block views, prevent getting an overview, and necessitate other interventions as at Marygate carpark, York see: #170541. For all the hoardings images I've put up see: Malmaison (didn't improve the streetscape) #165190; Hungate (commercial, but provide information to passers by and interest to the street) #165201, #165202; Hungate: blank walls - detract from the streetscape and make it less human-safe feeling: #165203, #165205; Hungate: an attempt at making the hoardings blend in using one local image repeated but ultimately it's dull, #165204; English Heritage, Clifford's Tower: exemplary, standard setting: #164609, #164610, #165206, #165207; York hospital: intimidating, blank expanses: #165208, the hospital grounds railings for contrast: #165223; York St John University: standard-setting: #165292, #165293, #165294, #165295; York St John University: hoardings left blank: the panel with information is too small to alleviate the austere inhuman expanse of hoardings: #165297; Shambles Market: a blank wall/glass panel is given local interest #167102, #167103; Marygate car park: you can't see through them, over them, round them. Painting them green is less intimidating than the white of the Hospital or area of York St John that did not get the enhancing/educating treatment but they are still impenetrable and intimidating: #169655, #169878, the logo doesn't mitigate the scale of the 'barriers', and the information panel that eventually arrived: #169879 is too small, too little and positioned where anyone stopping to read it creates a hazard for Railway Walk users and puts the reader/s at risk; creative and attractive use of hoardings in Bradford: #170647. Other observations: (blind corner) Marygate car park: #173453, Cocoa Works: #173459; (missed opportunity) Cocoa Works: #173457, National Railway Museum: #182400, #182401; (damage/hazard) #173456; (contrast between the project cost and the investment in making the hoarded area feel safe and providing interest and information) York hospital: #181633; (using city-relevant imagery): #182110; (overwhelming amounts of site information not relevant to the community and which detract from the streetscape making it feel unsafe): #188025; (thinking about a possible global impact rather than the importance of the immediate effect locally) York Conservation Trust: #190828; (purely commercial, no reference to the city, missed opportunity to educate about passiv haus designs and awaken interest in sustainable buildings); City of York Council and Caddick Construction: #190856. York Minster: #190896.

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