Active Travel PR

A greener Ryedale is on the horizon as Ryedale District Council launches a critical green survey

Ryedale District Council has launched a consultation using a state-of-the-art public engagement platform tool called Commonplace. It is being used to consult citizens about their travel behaviours, with the hope of encouraging more citizens to choose to walk for journeys less than a mile.

Active travel is all about using human-generated motion to get around, such as walking or cycling, it has great environmental benefits and can help improve air quality.

The Active Travel project has an interactive map of Ryedale where local citizens can place a pin on the map and offer feedback about their experience of active travel, what works well, and then what ideas citizens may have to improve things.

There is also a survey that is focused on citizens' existing travel behaviours and what generally citizens would like to see that might tempt them to walk, cycle or hop on the bus for journeys less than one mile.

Initially, the first two surveys will run for four weeks side by side. Then those who have signed up to the Commonplace platform and given their input will be informed about the results and next steps of the project.

Director for People & Place at Ryedale District Council, Phillip Spurr, welcomed the project:

"We have a mission to make Ryedale greener, cleaner and safer for everyone.

"This survey will inform decisions for years to come and the results will be shared with the new North Yorkshire council.

"Every single citizen in Ryedale can play their part in protecting their environment and ensuring Ryedale has great air quality for years to come.

"It starts with a few minutes of your time giving feedback on our Ryedale Active Travel map and answering a short survey."

Active travel suggestions and feedback can be given on an interactive map of Ryedale here.

In addition, there is a survey to complete here, it asks questions about your local travel behaviour for journeys less than a mile.

Notes to editors

Visit our new Commonplace public consultation and engagement platform: https://ryedale.commonplace.is/