Orbital bus routes, a workplace parking levy and a delivery hub for HGVs – just some York transport suggestions

Service 12 could go. Photograph: YorkMix

Orbital bus routes, a rechargeable smart card, bus links between villages and park and ride sites and a workplace parking levy – just four of many suggestions made by those who have completed York Civic Trust’s transport survey.

Others include continental style “cars are guests” streets and a delivery hub for larger vehicles with onward servicing by small electric vehicles.

York Civic Trust launched the survey on 2 September. Designed to find out what residents and commuters think are the key issues in York and how to tackle them, it will run until 30th September.

How to take part

To complete the survey…


The responses to the survey will feed into City of York Council’s next Local Transport Plan, work on which is expected to be started next year.

As an extra incentive, everyone who completes the survey will be entered into a prize draw, with a chance to win one of three £100 prizes, to be made at random at the end of the survey period.

Transport forum

Should we do more to restrict car use in York? Photograph: nile / Pixabay
A Citizens’ Transport Forum, drawn from those who complete the survey, will be established to discuss and review the implications of the responses, and to work with the council as it develops its plan.

York-based Qa Research has been appointed to lead on the consultation exercise.

Chair of the York Civic Trust’s transport advisory group Professor Tony May said:

  • We would like to see as many people as possible take part in the survey so we can get a wide range of feedback on transport issues facing everyone who lives and works in the city.

    Transport is one of the key challenges, and opportunities, for York in the future and we so if you have ideas to offer, or don’t agree with those which we have received to date, do please complete the survey.


This consultation, in partnership with the York Environment Forum and York Bus Forum, is funded by York Civic Trust, The National Lottery Community Fund, the Rees Jeffreys Road Fund, York Environment Forum, York Bus Forum and York BID.