Contact & Activities

Participating city

78.000 inhabitants

Local contact

Fiona Ancell
Harrogate Borough Council, DDS/ Knapping Mount,West Grove Rd, Harrogate
HG1 2AE Harrogate
++44 1423 556613

Participation 2008

The participant is committed to:

Organising a week of activities, taking into account the focal theme.
Actions relative to the theme:
School Walking events
Family Walking events
Family Cycle Rides
Police Officer Cycle Escorts for school children
Bike hire
Rickshaw rides
Town centre static promotion
temp. park and ride schemes
Free bus passes
Promotion to businesses inc, Harrogate Borough Council, District Hospital Taylors-(Yorkshire Tea)
Free Bike maintenance checks
Implementing one or more new permanent measure(s), which contribute(s) to modal transfer from private car to environmentally sound means of transport.
Permanent measures implemented this year:
New or improved bicycle facilities
  • Improvement of bicycle network (creation of new lanes, extension, renovation, signposting etc)
  • Improvement of bicycle facilities (parking, locks etc)
  • Create or enlarge pedestrian streets
Public transport services
  • Improvement and extension of the public transport services (express services, increase frequency etc)
  • Development of new technologies to improve public transport
  • The development of accessible transport services for all
Traffic calming and access control scheme
  • Speed reduction programmes in zones near schools
  • New traffic regulations: traffic circulation and parking
  • Create the tactile pavements
  • Lowering of pavements
  • Enlargement of pavements
New forms of vehicle use and ownership
  • Responsible car-use (eco-driving etc)
Mobility management
  • Adoption of workplace travel plans
  • Adoption of school travel plans
  • Launch of awareness-raising campaigns
  • Elaboration of educational materials
  • Create systems for buses and walking trains
  • Organisation of regular fora or surveys on public opinions and ideas