York Cycling News

Councillor Aspden Promotes Debunked Theory that Road-Building Reduces Congestion

22nd June 2022

Another Motorway - No Thanks
Another Motorway - No Thanks, by JL57, Licence CC BY-NC 2.0

At a meeting of City of York Council's Executive, Council Leader Keith Aspden promoted the thoroughly debunked theory that road-building reduces congestion. Why are we still unable to have a debate based on reliable evidence not wishful thinking?

Read about Councillor Aspden Promotes Debunked Theory that Road-Building Reduces Congestion.

Further Tadcaster Road Consultation

6th June 2022

Cycle lane bollard
Cycle lane bollard

A further consultation on cycle improvements to Tadcaster Road, York, is under way. What are the proposed changes to the original design?

Find out in Further Tadcaster Road Consultation.

How to Change the Way People Travel to Clifton Moor

1st June 2022

Map with suggestions for improving Clifton Moor
How to improve cycle infra serving Clifton Moor

Clifton Moor is a car-dominated retail park on the edge of York, with bad cycle infrastructure. How would you reduce traffic, make Clifton Moor a nicer place, and increase visits on foot, by bike, and by bus?

Read about How to Change the Way People Travel to Clifton Moor.

Illegible Cycle Infrastructure at Clifton Moor

30th May 2022

Bad cycle infrastructure at Clifton Moor
White line segregation on Otley Road Harrogate

The cycle infrastructure at Clifton Moor is illegible, as well as being of the lowest possible quality. Some thoughts on this, mingled with mentions of London Orbital by Iain Sinclair - but what is the relevance of that book?

Read about Illegible Cycle Infrastructure at Clifton Moor.

Campaign for Safe Cycle Infrastructure on York's Picadilly Continues

20th May 2022

Banana Warehouse, Picadilly
Banana Warehouse, Picadilly

After Tuesday's Transport Decision Session, how are plans for Picadilly progressing and will safe cycle infrastructure be built there?

Read about Campaign for Safe Cycle Infrastructure on York's Picadilly Continues.

Malton to Pickering Cycle Route

18th May 2022

Malton Pickering cycle route
Malton Pickering Cycle Route

The Malton to Pickering Cycle route was only launched on 9th May 2022, so I may be one of the first people to test it out. It's a pleasant ride between two charming Yorkshire market towns.

Read about Malton to Pickering Cycle Route.

Abysmal Cycle Infrastructure Fail in North York Moors

10th May 2022

Cycling towards the White Horse
Cycling towards the White Horse

It's quite terrifying cycling on the A170 near the White Horse, but since North Yorkshire haven't provided any cycle infrastructure, that's what you have to do.

Read more about in Abysmal Cycle Infrastructure Fail in North York Moors.

York Local Transport Strategy

25th April 2022

Decorative cycle sign, York
Decorative cycle sign, York

York's new Local Transport Strategy is starting to emerge, but there is a contradiction at the heart of it - between the stated objectives and the projects and policies.

Read about York Local Transport Strategy.

How to Connect Haxby to York by Bike

24th April 2022

Haxby circulation plan
Haxby circulation plan

York has committed to reducing car miles by 25% and increasing cycling by 33%. One way to help achieve this would be to connect Haxby to York by bike.

Read about How to Connect Haxby to York by Bike.

Welcome to Dobbies - Except if you Came by Bike

17th April 2022

Bikes locked to pole at Dobbies York
Bikes locked to pole at Dobbies York

Dobbies York has a very big car park, but I couldn't see any cycle parking. Does Dobbies value customers who arrive on two wheels?

Read about Welcome to Dobbies - Except if you Came by Bike.

Does York's Roads Policy Align with its Climate Goals?

 4th April 2022

All Saints Pavement, York
All Saints Pavement, York

A York Press reader believes York's roads policy is completely insane. The city is spending large sums expanding road capacity, and relatively miniscule sums on sustainable travel.

Does York's roads policy align with its climate goals?

York Civic Trust Transport Strategy

19th February 2022

York Civic Trust Transport Strategy
York Civic Trust Transport Strategy

York Civic Trust has published its Transport Strategy. Distance travelled by car is on the up. What should be done about it?

Find out in York Civic Trust Transport Strategy.

Active Travel Programme York

15th February 2022

Cycle lanes on Navigation Road, York
Navigation Road, York

At a council meeting yesterday, decisions were taken on the Active Travel Programme in York. The big issue was whether the Acomb Road cycle scheme would be cut radically, or if the full 1.5 mile scheme should proceed.

Read more about Active Travel Programme York.

Active Travel England to be Set Up in York

22nd January 2022

Cycle signs in York
Cycle signs in York

Active Travel England launches on Monday, and will start work from offices in York this Summer. Chris Boardman will be interim Active Travel Commissioner.

Read about Active Travel England to be Set Up in York.

Resurfacing of the Solar System Greenway

24th November 2021

Solar System Greenway, York
Solar System Greenway, York

Repairs to the Solar System Greenway are under way, Sustrans has announced.

Read about Resurfacing of the Solar System Greenway.

Transforming Cities, Tadcaster Road York

9th September 2021

Part of the Transforming Cities Fund design for Tadcaster Rd, York
Extract of design for Transforming Cities scheme, Tadcaster Road, York

West Yorkshire Combined Authorities are running a consultation on cycling, walking and bus improvements to Tadcaster Road, York.

Read about Transforming Cities, Tadcaster Road York.

Terry Avenue York to be Blocked Off

2nd March 2021

Cycling sign near Terry Avenue, York
Cycling sign near Millennium Bridge, York

The Environment Agency and York City Council are set to close one of York's major cycling arteries for an extended period, without providing a decent bypass.

Read about Terry Avenue York to be Blocked Off.

Bike Rides In and Around York

Bike Rides In and Around York front cover
Bike Rides In and Around York

Bike Rides In and Around York features a historical city tour, plus family rides, road rides, and mountain bike rides.

"This book is simply a treasure trove not only of great rides but also as a travel guide to the area."

Read more about Bike Rides In and Around York.

Everything Under the Sun

Everything Under the Sun

Everything Under the Sun: A Curious Question for Every Day of the Year - available from Amazon.


Bike Rides in Harrogate and Nidderdale

Bike Rides in Harrogate and Nidderdale

Bike Rides in Harrogate and Nidderdale is a book of family, mountain and road bike rides.

"This guide is a wonderful companion whether you ride alone, with family or friends. Don't set out without it."

Read more about Bike Rides in Harrogate and Nidderdale.