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. The current LTP was formally adopted in April 2021.

What are we doing to improve road safety?

Considerable progress has been made in reducing the number of people injured on local roads. The total number of casualties recorded in the East Riding of Yorkshire in 2017 was 957, a reduction of around 16% over the last five years.

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)

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)

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 management and road safety pages.

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 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

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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 have helped to organise the Men's Elite National Cycle Circuit Championships which has been held in Beverley in July in recent years. This event is free for spectators.

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

Visit East Yorkshire - Big Skies Bike Ride (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).

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)

Have we any vehicle loan schemes?

The council currently operates a Kick Start Wheels to Work Scheme. This aims to help people aged 18 years or older, living in rural areas, get to work, education or training. Those who are eligible can be provided with a suitable scooter for up to a year.

Does the council have a  Travel Plan?

As part of the Local Transport Plan, we have developed a Travel Plan to help and encourage staff to use sustainable modes of travel where practical.

The principal objective is to achieve a shift from single occupancy car travel to active and sustainable modes for journeys to and from County Hall, although the Travel Plan also provides a framework for other council sites.

Reducing car trips will cut pollution and congestion and help the environment. Additional walking and cycling trips will help tackle obesity and improve general health.

The Travel Plan is a live document and is constantly evolving:

County Hall Travel Plan (pdf 2.6mb)

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