Early this week (18th Jan 2021) City of York Council agreed to allow Tier expand its current offer to include e-bikes for public hire as well as the e-scooters currently on offer. The range in which hires will be allowed to be used, enforced by the e-assist cutting out if you go out of range,Continue reading “Campaign Welcomes e-Bike Hire”
The new year has certainly blasted in with a few challenges for us, including sub-zero temperatures and icy surfaces to cycle or walk on. Thanks to staff shortages and safety measures, gritting of cycle and footways seems to be left to a few generous volunteers, for whom we are very grateful. But even small areasContinue reading “January 2021 Newsletter”
“I used to cycle to work, but I’ve given up now; it’s just too dangerous,” explained Zoe. A small group of us were watching cars hurtle by, trying to figure out how conditions could be made safer for cyclists and pedestrians accessing the village of Dunnington .
York Cycle Campaign broadly welcomes the proposals for conducting a trial low traffic neighbourhood on Navigation Road. Navigation Road. Navigation Road forms part of NCN Route 658, better known as the Foss Islands Route, which provides a connection to shops and workplaces in the city centre from areas to the east of the city such as Tang Hall, Derwenthorpe, Osbaldwick, and Heworth. The short section of road being considered for the LTN is often complained about by members as a weak point in the Foss Islands Route, which is mostly quietways through the city centre and greenway to the east.
The Campaign is welcoming a council consultation on improvements to Navigation Road, a key walking and cycling link into the city centre, to reduce traffic using the neighbourhood as a short-cut.
During the summer we ran our Safe Streets York campaign with thanks to Commonplace who opened up their community engagement platform in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. Between May and September 764 respondents from around York and it’s surrounding areas contributed to the map to give us a snapshot of the issues around the cityContinue reading “Safe Streets York Recap”
We’ve got a packed issue for you to bring us to the year end – less than 3 weeks to go and days will be getting longer, so that’s something to celebrate. Here’s a roundup of everything the Campaign’s been up to in the last month.
Campaign member Jamie has been digging a little deeper about why things are the way they are in York recently, taking it upon himself to start a FOI Friday campaign of his own. In this guest blog he explains more.
In July this year, the Department for Transport released it’s policy paper Gear Change setting out the Government’s plans for cycling and walking in England. The document recognises not only that there are huge benefits that increased levels of walking and cycling can bring to the country, but that there are also some sizeable hurdlesContinue reading “A Quick Guide to Gear Change”
Earlier this year the DfT published a new Local Transport Note, LTN 1/20, which sets out a comprehensive national standard for design of cycle infrastructure. The release coincided with with the release of the policy paper Gear Change which set out a vision for increasing walking and cycling – more on that paper this post.Continue reading “A Quick Guide to LTN 1/20”
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