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Transport policy

What the council is doing to improve road safety, finding a car share, how we support cyclists and where you can charge your electric car in the East Riding.

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.

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.

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 and 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.

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)

Where can I find maps of walking and cycling routes?

We have a range of GPX map files (for use on GPS units, such as Garmin, Memory Map or SatMap devices). You can also download these GPX map files onto Applications for Android or iPhones or as PDF maps that you can download and print out.

Please choose your nearest location below to see the maps for that area:

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

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)

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)

Why not follow the film trail of the 2016 Dad's Army movie, have a great day out visiting the locations and discovering other things to do en route in the area?

Dad's Army Film Trail (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).

Has the council made any provision for electric vehicle charging?

The council has installed several electric vehicle charging points in the East Riding. 

Information on the location and operation of the points can be found on the Electric vehicles and charging points page within the Parking section.

We have also developed, as part of the Local Transport Plan (LTP), a Public Electric Vehicle Infrastructure Strategy:

LTP Strategy Appendix E - Public Electric Vehicle Infrastructure Strategy (pdf 288kb opens in new window) 

Have we any vehicle loan schemes?

The only vehicle loan scheme the council currently has is the Wheels to Work Scheme. This aims to help people aged 16 years or older, living in rural areas, get to work or training. If you are eligible we will provide you with a 50cc, 110cc or 125cc scooter for up to a year.

In addition, a fleet of new e-bikes is available, funded by the Department of Transport as part of the Get Active East Riding programme. E-bikes are available to East Riding residents aged 16 years or older to access work or training or be more active.

Last Updated: Thursday, 30 August 2018