New Whitby cycle scheme expected to get green light

Councillors are being recommended to progress a scheme aimed at enhancing facilities for cyclists and pedestrians in Whitby

Tuesday, 18th May 2021, 11:19 am
Updated Tuesday, 18th May 2021, 11:20 am

North Yorkshire County Council has received just over £1m from the Department for Transport’s Active Travel Fund to improve the infrastructure for cyclists and pedestrians.

The grant, which must be spent during the 2021/22 financial year, is earmarked to fund work along a number of corridors to improve access to the town centre for cyclists and pedestrians, allowing for more space for social distancing.

Following the second round of public consultation, a cycle improvement corridor is proposed to connect the Whitby Park and Ride site at Victoria Farm with Whitby town centre.

Mayfield Road, Whitby.

The route would be provided along Guisborough Road (A171) and Mayfield Road.

At Prospect Hill, it is anticipated that cyclists would continue to the town centre along local routes.

County Cllr Don Mackenzie, Executive Member for Access, said: “I am grateful to all those residents who made the effort to respond to our recent consultation on the proposals for the schemes [there are others in the Harrogate area].

“We received thousands of views and many attended our public meetings too.”

The recommendations will be considered at a meeting of the County Council’s Business and Environmental Services Executive Members this Friday (May 21).

Visit www.northyorks.gov.uk/socialdistancingandactivetravel for more information.