If you have to travel in wintery conditions the following information can help you to stay safe; get details of buses, cycling, car sharing, Park & Ride, walking and journey planning throughout the York area from iTravel York.

Travelling by road

We carry out road gritting (or salting) in conditions of snow, ice and frost. Find out more about safer winter driving and get information on our gritting routes and salt bins.

See more winter driving advice from iTravel York and follow The Highway Code for driving in adverse weather conditions.

Cycle routes

Off-road council cycle routes are treated with grit or sand in the early stages of winter, routes are then monitored to see if further treatment is necessary.

See winter cycling tips from iTravel York.


Most footpaths are unlikely to be gritted so you should take extra care when walking in icy conditions.

We treat priority footpaths with grit, depending on how bad the weather is; this mainly covers city centre areas. We clear and treat other well-used footpaths when resources are available. Volunteer snow wardens also give up their time to help with clearing snow.

See further information on clearing snow and ice from pavements.

Car parks

Car parks are not routinely gritted, so please take extra care.

Car park entrances and exits are usually cleared following heavy snow, if resources are available.

York city walls

York city walls are closed if ice and snow make them too slippery to walk on safely.

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