City of York Council is to start work on the footway of Station Avenue - from the traffic lights to the city walls.
The planning committee unanimously rejected the proposal on the grounds it would restrict access to the footway and could force pedestrians out into the roadway.
The footway on Green Lane would also be widened to two metres, with paths on Front Street also widened in between the new signal stop lines.
Children walking to school from the Dunch Lane and Roundponds area town must walk in the road when the footway in Dunch Lane comes to an end as they reach the Bath Road.
Nor would the recent debacle over the posts in the footway on Meeting House Lane, or the fact that the nearby pedestrian crossings were placed where people do not want or need them.
A pedestrian footway will link the shop to the centre of Brighouse.
There are also a lot of kids around there so we thought it would better to have a shared footway and cycleway.
Lancashire County Council has moved to ease concerns over a barbed wire fence adjoining a public footway in Mount Lane.
The footway will now be acceptable for pedestrians to use safely for five to ten years.
Last Monday San Francisco civic leaders voted 8-2 to bar the use of Segways on footways and cyclepaths.