York residents have rejected plans to introduce congestion charging in the city centre.
The local council claims York's roads will be 28 per cent busier by 2021 and a congestion charge zone in the city centre was one way it was hoping to combat the problem.
However, after a council-led public consultation, a majority of residents said they'd be against a congestion charge zone being introduced.
Instead, residents said they'd like to see an improved bus service in the city and a freight depot being established on the outskirts of the city. Other proposals that the council is considering include road improvements, more cycle routes and better public transport services.
The council will consider the result of the residents' vote a week today.