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York sustainable travel video wins national award

4 December 2018

An animated video commissioned by City of York Council to encourage children and their parents and carers to walk, cycle... More

Pupils win award for walking to school

1 November 2017

Pupils at a York school have won an award for their efforts in getting children walking, cycling and scooting to... More

Cyclists urged to light up and be seen

17 October 2017

City of York Council is reminding cyclists in York to light up and be seen as the nights draw in... More

Over 7,000 pupils set to take Walk to School Week in their stride

12 October 2017

Twenty five York schools and over 7,000 pupils across the city are set to take part in Walk to School... More

Get into gear for Cycle to Work Day

12 September 2017

City of York Council is encouraging even more people to get on their bikes and ride to work on Wednesday... More

Get into gear for the Festival of Cycling

21 August 2017

A renowned free event, the York Festival of Cycling will return once again on Sunday 3 September. The cycling event... More

Celebrate the bicycle’s 200th birthday: give the gift of cycling for Bike Week

7 June 2017

Bike Week runs from Saturday 10 to Sunday 18 June.  Love to Ride are inviting everyone to ‘give the gift... More

Get in gear with a free cycling taster session

15 March 2017

City of York Council is inviting York’s older residents to saddle up and try cycling at a series of free... More

Monks Cross partner with City of York Council for Green Wheels

16 February 2017

Monks Cross Shopping Park are ‘going green’ with the help of City of York Council.  There will be an exciting... More

TravelwithTots rides off with national award

11 November 2016

City of York Council’s i-Travel York initiative has won a national award for the York Bike Belles #travelwithtots campaign at... More

Nearly 9,000 York school pupils set to take Walk to School week in their stride

6 October 2016

Twenty eight York schools and over 8,800 pupils across the city are set to take part in Walk to School... More

10,500 cyclists take to York streets for Sky Ride

13 September 2016

10,500 cyclists took to the streets of York on Sunday during the final Sky Ride big city event. The ride... More

Olympic gold medallists set to take to York’s streets!

8 September 2016

York is gearing up to welcome several Team GB track cyclists fresh from their success at the Rio Olympic Games.... More

Get in gear for spoke-tacular Festival of Cycling

5 September 2016

A renowned free event, the York Festival of Cycling will return once again on Sunday 11 September. The event has... More

Get in gear for Sky Ride York - travel information

25 August 2016

On Sunday 11 September Sky Ride York will once again take to the city’s historic streets in partnership with City... More

Sky Ride returns to York for final lap

11 August 2016

Following the hugely popular Sky Ride in 2015 which saw over 8,000 cyclists take to the city’s famous streets, the... More

Balance Bike fun sessions for tots

25 May 2016

Young children in York can get into gear at special balance bike sessions for tots at the traffic free York... More

York pupils gear up for Walk to School Week

11 May 2016

Over 8,000 pupils across the city are getting ready to take Walk to School week in their stride between 16... More

Spring into action with Sky Ride Local in York

8 April 2016

City of York Council is encouraging residents to get out and about on their bikes this spring and explore York... More

Get into gear this spring with inclusive cycling

24 March 2016

City of York Council is encouraging residents to dust off their bikes and come along to its new inclusive cycling... More

Advice and support to help travel to school safely this Spring

19 February 2016

With children across York going back to school on Monday, City of York Council is encouraging parents and carers to... More

More York schools become Modeshift stars

4 February 2016

Even more schools in York have been recognised for their work in helping to make their local areas safer by... More

Amber warning for delivery drivers

11 November 2015

Delivery drivers are being warned of the dangers that can be caused from driving and parking inappropriately in York. More

Archbishop of York Junior School receive national award for school safety

9 November 2015

Pupils from Archbishop of York Junior School have received national recognition for their involvement in a school safety campaign. The... More

Over 7,000 residents take part in ground breaking travel scheme

5 November 2015

Over 7,000 households across York have benefitted from the most extensive door-to-door exercise ever carried out by City of York... More

Get to ‘grits’ with Winter maintenance

27 October 2015

City of York Council’s winter maintenance team is inviting residents to find out more about how the council tackles winter... More

Travel2Campus project launches

13 October 2015

City of York Council’s i-Travel York have launched an exciting new Travel2Campus campaign in partnership with the national sustainable travel... More

Pupils get ready to take Walk to School week in their stride

9 October 2015

Thirty one schools and over 9,000 pupils across the city are taking part in the biggest ever Walk to School... More

Upcoming road closures for Copmanthorpe local safety scheme.

16 September 2015

City of York Council is to undertake works at the junction of Manor Heath and Hallcroft Lane, Copmanthorpe to improve... More

Gear up for weekend of cycling

10 September 2015

Now in its sixth year the ever popular York Festival of Cycling, which regularly draws crowds of several thousand, will... More

Jockey Lane pedestrian and cycle improvements

3 September 2015

A report outlining proposed safety improvements for both pedestrians and cyclists using Jockey Lane will go to the Decision Session... More

Seeing York in a new light

6 August 2015

Over 6,000 street lamps in York will be replaced this year, providing a clearer light to help people feel safe... More

Elvington pupils learn about road safety

9 June 2015

Pupils from City of York Council’s Elvington Church of England Primary School will learn how to stay safe around large... More

i-Travel York on your doorstep

20 May 2015

More than 6,000 homes in the Acomb and Poppleton areas of York will be able to benefit from free travel... More

£2m footbridge upgrade bid success

3 March 2015

Plans to upgrade the footbridge on Scarborough Bridge have been given the green light, following today’s announcement that funding has... More

Investments to improve Road Safety

20 February 2015

City of York Council is set to invest £650k in schemes to improve road safety in the city. More

Free lights scheme to keep cyclists safe

2 December 2014

North Yorkshire Police and City of York Council have joined forces to help keep cyclists safe this winter. More

Road safety improvements for University Road

10 March 2014

A scheme to install road safety improvements along University Road will take a step forward if approved at a Cabinet... More

Parents’ Parking Promise

5 February 2014

Parents and carers across York are being encouraged to pledge their support for a new scheme aimed at tackling inappropriate... More

Out of this world cycling videos are a hit with students

9 December 2013

City of York Council and The University of York have created a series of informative videos to promote safe &... More

Residents reconsider travel options following ground-breaking i-Travel York exercise

20 November 2013

Thousands of households in the north of York have so far benefitted from the most extensive door-to-door exercise ever carried... More

Yorkshire launches first Tour de France education pack

12 November 2013

Yorkshire is getting into gear with the launch of the first ever Tour de France school’s resource pack - for... More

20mph speed limits coming to residential roads in the West of York

30 October 2013

City of York Council is beginning the roll out of 20mph speed limits in residential areas across the West of... More

Join us in making York’s roads safer

24 October 2013

All three emergency services and Berwick Kaler, Britain’s longest running panto star are backing City of York Council’s new campaign... More

Road safety improvements for Joseph Rowntree School

23 October 2013

Pedestrians and cyclists will benefit from works to improve access and crossing points in and around Joseph Rowntree School in... More

60 years of safe passage

24 June 2013

City of York Council's School Crossing Patrol service has celebrated its Diamond Jubilee. The school crossing patrol service first started... More

i-Travel York is coming to your doorstep

25 April 2013

Over 12,000 homes in the north of York could benefit from free travel advice during the most extensive door-to-door exercise... More

Have your say on 20mph proposals in the West of York

22 April 2013

City of York Council is inviting residents to feedback their comments on the plans to implement a 20mph limit policy... More

JourneySafe i-pledge campaign gets city support

5 April 2013

One of the world’s largest food and beverage companies, North Yorkshire Fire and Rescue and North Yorkshire Police have backed... More

West of York to get new 20mph speed limits

14 March 2013

City of York Council will soon be contacting residents in the West of York about its plans to introduce a... More

Winter driving advice

17 January 2013

If you do need to venture out by car in wintry conditions, and can't postpone your trip, take our advice for... More