Here’s where new cycle lanes are planned in York – after city gets £650K to spend

A cyclist and pedestrian crossing on Tower Street near St George's Field is proposed. Photograph © Google Street View
14 Nov 2020 @ 4.51 pm
| Transport

York council has laid out plans for more cycle lanes – with schemes set for the city centre, major bridges and more.

The city has been awarded £658,350 from the Government’s Active Travel Fund, designed to support walking and cycling as a long-term method for commuting. 

Now the council must begin consultation over their plans for a wide range of schemes.

The plans include:

  • Measures on Shipton Road (north of Clifton Green), linking with ongoing improvements to cycling infrastructure on Bootham
  • Cycle lanes along Acomb Road
  • Some city centre measures, for example a pedestrian/ cyclists crossing of Tower Street near St George’s Field;
  • Improvements to the cycle lane on the A1237 bridges over the Ouse and East Coast Main Line;
  • Cycle improvements between Wheldrake and Heslington.

Consultation will be carried out in the coming months and feedback reported at an executive member for transport decision session in early 2021.

This is the second phase of funding, following on from an initial £193,000 received in summer this year.

The plan of action based on that investment is set out in council papers here.