North Yorkshire County Council’s Sustainable Travel team wants to hear positive stories from people who are committed to walking or cycling so their stories might inspire others.
An updated document on the progress of this activity has been posted to the Development Wishlist page under the Pickering to Helmsley section.
Ryedale Cycle Forum are working with Kirkbymoorside Environment Group and Kirkbymoorside Town Council on a Crowdfunder appeal to fund the installation of a section of a section of A170 verge path West of Kirkbymoorside – http://www.crowdfunder.co.uk/kirkbymoorside-path-for-everyone
20’s plenty speed limits in villages and towns would make cycling safer and more attractive, so helping folks to cut their carbon footprint of travel.
We hope you can join our next County meeting on Thursday 16th December 2021 at 7.30pm using this link: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/5861366730
If you are a supporter whose Parish council has not already passed a motion in support, you can contact your parish/town councillors and parish/town clerk in the same vein.
20s Plenty for North Yorkshire
Ryedale Cycle Forum have previously liaised with Highways England on suggestions for potential improvements to the A64 for safer cycle crossing points between York and Scarborough. An update from H.E. is below. The A64 page on the website details previous areas where improvements have been suggested.
A1 Hazelwood Castle Bridge
Highways England (H.E.) completed a feasibility study and some early preliminary design work on this structure, but the cost estimate is prohibitively expensive. Consequently, this scheme is on hold, although the scheme is considered as a high priority should additional funding become available. Another consequence of this is that H.E. haven’t yet looked in detail at the potential crossing near Barton le Willows.
H.E. recently had a meeting with the major projects team who are generating proposals for the A64 Hopgrove dualling. We discussed a recent small scheme we’d completed near Jinnah restaurant near Harton. From this discussion, the team agreed to incorporate an NMU (non motorised users) bridge in this area in their proposals.
A64 Claxton to Flaxton
This scheme is currently in preliminary design with an outside contractor. The inclusion of the full width cycleway will require some land purchase so once the value of the scheme as a whole is known, we will bid for funding and hopefully deliver it next year. (2022)
H.E are also close to completing the feasibility stage of the A64 NMU phase 2 scheme. Although this scheme is primarily for the benefit of local residents to access bus stop facilities, it proposes the introduction of six further refuge island within the single carriageway A64, some linking to shared use footway / cycleway routes. This also carries the secondary benefit of slowing vehicles and reducing shunt collisions at junctions. This includes the crossing near Scagglethorpe, which I know has been raised as an area of concern in the past.
H.E would like to thank Ryedale Cycle Forum for their input, as this is useful when promoting these improvements. Unfortunately these schemes often take quite a long time to implement.
H.E. are always open to hear the views of all of our customers.
On behalf of York Cycle Campaign Cycle Heaven in York are very excited to host, live from the city of Ghent Belgium, its deputy mayor, who was responsible for a radical traffic plan in 2017 that turned the system on its head.
By 2016 Ghent, like a lot of modern cities, had a serious problem with private car use. The radical steps that the city took next in the teeth of virulent opposition transformed the lives of its citizens for the better.
With much change talk in the wake of the COP26, it’s hard to envisage easy ways we can bring about the kind of rapid change on the ground that can make a difference to the looming climate crisis. Find out how enlightened civic leadership in a medium sized city, like York, achieved a big win for active and environmental transport that confounded its critics – doomster and nay-sayer alike.
7-9pm, Wednesday 24th November, Cycle Heaven,
Tickets for in-store or on Zoom are available from Eventbright