Scarborough Bridge connecting the city and northern residential areas with the Railway Station is now accessible for everyone. People with mobility issues, bike and buggy users for the first time since 1875, are at now able to cross. And that is something to celebrate!
The new traffic-free 65-metre-long bridge is three times as wide as the old footbridge at 3.7 metres, increasing access to more people. New ramps and steps mean that it is accessible even at times when the river is in flood.
From 10am until 2pm, on Saturday 28th September, City of York Council’s iTravel team will be on hand with route information, including a special edition cycle map featuring Scarborough Bridge on the cover, as well as encouraging passers-by to “bling” their bike, wheelchair or pushchair.
They will be joined by The Bygone Bykes (Yorks) Club with bikes from the late 1800’s including a Penny Farthing.
And there will be live music and cake.
Come along on foot, or with your wheels, to learn more about the history of the bridge, learn how you can incorporate it into your everyday journeys and have fun.