The Endeavour Way

Endeavour Way photo on planned route

The Covid 19 pandemic together with the urgent need to address the climate emergency has highlighted the importance of constructing the Endeavour Way as part of considering a major revision in respect to transport provision.

The Endeavour Way provides a sustainable 9km active travel route as an alternative to private vehicle and public transport use between the communities of Great Ayton and Stokesley in the Hambleton District of north east Yorkshire.

The main features of the route being the replacement of an existing 3 km footpath link between Stokesley and Great Ayton with a new dual use cycle and footpath and a link to Great Ayton railway station. This ties in with the Government’s commitment to increase cycling, with an ambition to make cycling and walking the natural choice for all shorter journeys or as part of a longer journey.

In order to move forward with the plans for the Endeavour Way, a new sub-group of the Stokesley and Community Partnership was set up. The group is called the Public and Active Transport – Stokesley and Villages (PAT) group and in the long term it will have a wider remit than the Endeavour Way. Representatives from the Climate Action Stokesley and Villages group sit on the PAT group. Following the winding up of the Stokesley and Villages Community Partnership, in March 2022, the PAT group has come under the umbrella of the Climate Action Stokesley and Villages group.

Update – Friday 14th January 2022
An update has been provided by Alex Kay, Senior Transport Planning Officer, Highways and Engineering, North Yorkshire County Council following the Stokesley, Great Ayton Guisborough cycleway options appraisal undertaken last year.
The Public and Active Transport group will now be looking at the next steps following this update.

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