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Transport policy

What is the role of the transport policy team?

The teams primarily responsibility is for preparing and overseeing the delivery of the Local Transport Plan, current third Local Transport Plan (LTP3).

Further information on the work the team does is available on our service standard:

Transport Policy service standard 2011 (pdf 98kb opens in new window)

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What transport policies and strategies does the council have?

Every local authority has an obligation to produce a Local Transport Plan for the area the authority covers.

Our current third Local Transport Plan (LTP3) contains the policies and strategies for local transport, and sets out the ways in which we will tackle the transport issues in the East Riding:

Local Transport Plan LTP3 Document (pdf 26mb opens in new window)

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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 in 2011 was the lowest ever recorded in the East Riding at 184.

There is still considerable work to be done to reduce this figure further with over £600,000 per year being allocated through the Local Transport Plan (LTP3) to be spent on improving road safety. These funds will be used on a variety of schemes, including reviewing current speed limits, funding enforcement 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 third 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.

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

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Do we run a car share scheme?

A local car share scheme is run in partnership with liftshare. The scheme aims to encourage people to car share as a way to help reduce travel costs, cut congestion and help the environment as well as being a great way to make a regular journey more interesting!

The site is free to use, and is open to all residents of the East Riding, and to anyone who begins or ends their journey in the area:

East Riding Car Share scheme (external website)

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Where can I find maps of walking and cycling routes?

The council are 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 third Local Transport Plan LTP3.

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)

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 1mb opens in new window)

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

Goole Leisure Cycling Map (pdf 1mb 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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How can I get involved with Sky Ride Local?

We have joined forces with British Cycling to run a number of Sky Ride Local cycling events across the East Riding this summer.

Sky Ride Local events are free community bike rides led by trained and experienced ride leaders. Ride distances range from three to 30 miles offering something for all ages and abilities and catering for everyone from family groups to seasoned cyclists. Sky Rides are happening in towns across the East Riding including Bridlington, Beverley, Driffield and Goole so check out the Sky Ride website to find a ride in your area:

Sky Ride (external website)

Lots of people have been inspired to dig out their bikes following the announcement that the Grand Depart for the Tour de France will take place in Yorkshire in July. Here in the East Riding we are lucky enough to be surrounded by beautiful countryside and there has never been a better time to get out and explore the local landscape on two wheels!

The Sky Ride 2014 programme kicks off on Sunday 15 June and rides are taking place every weekend until September.

Local residents can sign up for a free ride at:

Sky Ride (external website)

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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 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)

Transport Direct (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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