Roads

People using a cycle path on a sunny day

We promote alternatives to car travel and road-building in local areas, so that we can all get around easily, sustainably and more healthily.

Rather than easing it, new roads can actually generate more traffic and therefore pollution. We promote alternatives to car travel and road-building in rural areas, and support making existing roads greener and investing more in public transport alternatives as well as cycling and walking instead.

The Government should develop policies that reduce the number of car journeys people make, rather than building more roads for more cars. We want to see better transport choices and safer roads for walkers and cyclists.

Life in North Yorkshire is difficult without access to a car. Most of the roads were designed for the horse and cart not large commercial vehicles. We support the use of car sharing, community transport initiatives and the need to see speed limits reduced on rural lanes to enable more people to walk and cycle with increased safety.