York shortlisted in $9 million global challenge to drive innovation in city mobility

York has been announced as one of only 10 cities on the shortlist for the $9-million Toyota Mobility Foundation Sustainable Cities Challenge, one of only two in Europe and the only UK city. The Toyota Mobility Foundation, in partnership with Challenge Works and World Resources Institute, launched the Challenge in June 2023. The global mobility […]

Improvements due for riverside path in York

York City Council has taken a residents first approach to improvements to a popular riverside path Cllr Andy D’Agorne, Deputy Leader and Executive Member for Transport, will receive a report including proposals to improve the Jubilee Terrace to Scarborough Bridge riverside path. This will be part of a report on the Active Travel Programme and will be […]

Electric cycle scheme in City of York receives award for excellence

City of York’s E-Cycle Switch scheme has won the national Modeshift award for excellence in active travel, recognising its effective promotion and encouragement of active travel in the city. Modeshift is a not-for-profit organisation that delivers travel planning and support to professionals and organisations aiming to promote and grow levels of active and sustainable travel for […]

Work starts on £6.4m Tadcaster Road scheme

One of the busiest roads in York is benefitting from £6.4 million of improvements, with preliminary works already starting on the ground from this month. Improvements to Tadcaster Road will ensure that the route can continue to cope with current and future travel demands. It will also create a safer and more attractive environment, which […]

City of York tackles congestion and pollution with Alchera Technologies

York has become the first city in the UK to introduce city-wide real-time transport modelling to help ease congestion and pollution through its Smart Travel Evolution Programme. (STEP) Phase one of the programme, which started earlier this year, involved improving the connectivity and data collection of York’s transport technology assets in order to future-proof how […]

Transport sits at heart of City of York’s new climate change action plan

Transport is at the heart of the City of York’s new Climate Change action update, launched this week. In 2019, City of York council declared a Climate Emergency and set its ambition for York to become a net-zero carbon city by 2030. Since then, over £345m of investment has led to a steady stream of […]

Plans shared for transformation of York Active Travel routes

City of York Council has produced a detailed report on its latest Active Travel Programme which includes over £3.3 million worth of investment in walking and cycling infrastructure. The report will be shared at the council’s Executive Member for Transport Decision Session next week. This follows the government’s announcement regarding the creation of a new body, Active Travel […]

City of York to start two-year weed management programme on its highways

A report outlining how City of York Council proposes to manage weed treatment on the city’s highways, will be taken to a public meeting for approval next week. Like many other councils, York has used the herbicide, glyphosate as the basis for weed treatment for many years, primarily to control weeds on the highway network.  […]


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