Social distancing and active travel

Find out what measures are in place across the county to help maintain social distancing and encourage more active travel

Working with our partners in district and borough councils, the police and the national parks, we’ve put measures in place to help businesses open safely, enable residents to maintain social distancing while shopping and encourage more active travel like cycling and walking.

As well as signs on streets reminding people to stay two metres apart, this also means putting barriers and cones on roads to widen the footpaths and the temporary closure of some roads and parking bays to leave enough space for people to practice social distancing. 

If you have any suggestions for further social distancing or active travel measures please contact us. Find out more about the funding available to us for active travel measures.

Filey

Belle Vue Street Some parking bays suspended
Murray Street Parking bays suspended - disabled parking bays open

Great Ayton

High Street Some parking bays suspended near The Co-op

Harrogate

Albert Street

Parking bays suspended

Commercial Street Some parking bays suspended

James Street

Parking bays suspended

Montpellier Hill Some parking bays suspended
The Ginnel Road closed between 5pm and 11pm Wednesday to Saturday and 1pm to 11pm on Sundays.

Knaresborough

High Street

Barriers in place to widen sections of footpath

Market Place

Road closed on Market Day (6am to 5pm Wednesday) only.
Castlegate, from Brymore ice Cream to Market Tavern

Road closed on Market Day (6am to 5pm Wednesday) only.

Leyburn

Commerical Square

Some parking bays suspended

Malham

Gordale Lane

Road closed

Northallerton - Wednesdays only

Friarage Street

One-way diversion for pedestrians

High Street Road closed on market days from Friarage Street roundabout to Romanby Road

Richmond

Market place

Temporary taxi rank in place

Scarborough

Foreshore Road

Landward side closed to traffic between 10am and 5pm on Saturday and Sunday

Some parking bays suspended

St Nicholas Street Some parking bays suspended
Pedestrian precinct Hours during which cars are not allowed extended to 10am to 5pm

Selby

Finkle Street

New road layout and partial closure around Micklegate

Gowthorpe

Some parking bays suspended

New Lane

Partial road closure

Sherburn-in-Elmet

Low Street

Some parking bays suspended

Skipton

High Street

Closed between 10am and 4pm every Wednesday, Friday and Saturday for market

Tadcaster

Bridge Street

Some parking bays suspended

High Street

Some parking bays suspended

Kirkgate (A659)

Some parking bays suspended

Barriers in place to widen sections of footpath

Whitby

A174

Raithwaite Chipping Dump (between Sandsend and Whitby Barrier) closed

Pier Road

Closed from 10.30am on Saturday and Sunday until safe to reopen to allow for pedestrians queuing