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Transport policy

What transport policies and strategies does the council have?

Every local authority has an obligation to produce a Local Transport Plan (LTP) for the area the authority covers. We have developed a new LTP that was formally adopted in April 2015.

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What are we doing to improve road safety?

Considerable progress has been made in reducing the number of people killed or seriously injured (KSI) on local roads. The total number of KSIs recorded in the East Riding of Yorkshire in 2014 was 187, a reduction of around 42% over the last decade.

There is still considerable work to be done to reduce this figure further with significant funding allocated each year through the Local Transport Plan to be spent on improving road safety. These funds will be used on a variety of schemes, including highway improvements, reviewing current speed limits, funding Police action at known casualty sites, and introducing road safety awareness schemes in schools across the East Riding.

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Which routes are suitable for Heavy Goods Vehicles (HGVs)?

The effective movement of goods is vital to the local economy and economic development and as part of our Local Transport Plan a map has been produced showing recommended routes for HGVs:

HGV Freight Route map (pdf 4mb opens in new window)

Key destinations such as industrial areas, business and retail parks are shown along with service station facilities, the location of overnight parking areas and lay-bys suitable for larger vehicles. More information is available on lorry parking and service station facilities:

HGV Lorry Parking & Service Station facilities (pdf 29kb opens in new window)

The occasional use of narrow and unsuitable routes by large and heavy commercial vehicles can cause problems for local residents. To help prevent some of the problems the map also indicates those areas where weight limits are in force. Weight limits can be requested and more information is available within the traffic regulations pages.

Other street information is also available and can be viewed as part of the maps on this website.

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Where can I find someone to car share with?

Encouraging people to share car trips can help reduce travel costs, cut congestion and help the environment as well as being a great way to make a regular journey more interesting! 

Liftshare manages a free car sharing scheme that is open to all. It is free to use and can provide significant savings in travel costs. 

More information about the scheme and how to find a car share partner can be found on their website:

Liftshare (external website)

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Where can I find maps of walking and cycling routes?

The council is committed to encouraging more people to travel using sustainable transport options, such as walking and cycling. Our aim is to provide a network of safe and attractive walking and cycling routes for people to travel on, and these will be developed further as schemes are implemented through the Local Transport Plan.

The countryside access team manages the Walking The Riding website which contains details of over 300 leisure walking routes across the area:

Walking The Riding (external East Riding website)

Information on places to visit, public rights of way, mountain biking routes, horse riding routes, long distance walks and access to the countryside can also be obtained from the countryside access team.

Cycle and walking maps

We and our partners have also developed a number of cycling and walking maps for areas across the East Riding:

Beverley Walking & Cycling Map (pdf 9mb opens in new window)

Bridlington Walking & Cycling Map (pdf 3mb opens in new window)

Haltemprice Walking & Cycling Map (pdf 8mb opens in new window)

Driffield Walking & Cycling Map (pdf 3mb opens in new window)

Goole Walking & Cycling Map (pdf 2mb opens in new window)

Leisure cycling maps

We have also developed several leisure cycle maps including cycle routes all starting/finishing from different areas in East Yorkshire:

Driffield Leisure Cycling Map (pdf 1mb opens in new window)

Pocklington Cycling Map (pdf 1.17mb opens in new window)

South Holderness Cycling Map (pdf 5mb opens in new window)

Goole Leisure Cycling Map (pdf 1mb opens in new window)

Beverley Leisure Cycling Map (pdf 1.25mb opens in new window)

If you would like a printed copy of any of these maps to be posted to you, please contact us at transport.policy@eastriding.gov.uk or call 01482 391747.

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Are there any local cycle rides or events?

The East Yorkshire events team help to organise the Men's Elite National Cycle Circuit Championships held in Beverley in July every year. This event is free for spectators.

There are lots of informal cycling groups in the East Riding. You can find a free ride near you by visiting the SkyRide website:

East Riding - British Cycling Skyride website (external website)

There are several competitive and non-competitive cycle sportives that take place throughout the East Riding each year. Many of these offer several routes of different lengths to cater for a wide range of participants. Sportives are organised by a variety of groups from local cycle clubs to large national organisations. Try entering 'East Riding sportive' into your chosen search engine to see the different rides that are available.

There are lots of other longer distance cycle routes that run through the East Riding. For further information on these is available from the following links:

Visit Hull and East Yorkshire - Big Skies Big Rides (external East Riding website)

The Way of the Roses cycle route (external website)

Trans-Pennine Trail (external website)

Cyclestreets (external website)

Sustrans (external website)

Please note: East Riding of Yorkshire Council is not responsible for the content of any external websites. If you decide to follow a suggested journey on the cyclestreets website please take care on unfamiliar sections; proceed at your own risk (as route quality cannot be guaranteed).

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Has the council made any provision for electric vehicle charging?

We have installed several electric vehicle charging points in the East Riding. Information on the location and operation of the points can be found within the parking section of this website.

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