Cycling in York isn’t always plain sailing; from potholes to missing signs, bike thefts to dangerous driving there are many things that can cause a drag on what should be an experience of freedom.
That’s why York Cycle Campaign have compiled the list below to help you find solutions to those irritations on your ride. If you think we’ve missed something please let us know by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
York Cycle Campaign isn’t responsible for the content off external websites or the actions taken by the organisations/authorities linked to. Links are tailored for York and may not be relevant if your issue lies outside of the city.
Potholes and poor quality road surfaces
Report It Online (Roads and Pavements)- City of York Council
You can report a host of issue with the roads/cycle paths on the council’s website including:
• Dangerous surfaces,
• Missing, uneven or damaged gullys/manholes,
• Faded/missing line markings,
• Oil/paint spills & mud,
• Vehicle debris,
Issues with signage, street lights & bollards
The Council’s Report It Online website can be used to report any issues you come across with council owned street furnishings and lighting.
Report It Online (Street Furniture)- City of York Council
For problems with signs and bollards, as well as other items of street furniture such as railings and bus stops.
Report It Online (Lighting) – City of York Council
For problems relating to street lights, illuminated signs & zebra crossing lights (Belisha beacons).
•In an emergency, or if there is an immediate risk, always call 999.
To report a crime, you can contact the police by calling 101. If you have a speech or hearing impairment, you can textphone with 18001 101.
Dangerous Road Use
In an emergency, or if there is an immediate risk, always call 999.
If you have concerns about dangerous road user you wish to report, you can contact the police by calling 101. If you have a speech or hearing impairment, you can textphone with 18001 101.
If you have captured a video of dangerous road use on a helmet/handlebar camera, you can send it to North Yorkshire Police via their Operation Spartan website.
Illegally parked vehicles should be reported to the Council. You can do so by calling their Parking Hotline on 0800 1381119. Visit their website for full details of operational hours and call charges.
If you want to make us aware of an issue around York that makes the city less inviting to cycle around, you can do so by submitting it to Cyclescape. We will regularly review these issues to help us decide where Campaigning action is needed, and intend to regularly meet with authorities to raise the issues submitted. You can find out more here.