Travel and Transport

The travel and transport working group are looking at how to encourage walking, cycling and low carbon transport within and beyond Menston. There is a climate emergency and we need to act now!

Vision for Main Street

In 2021, we spent time thinking about how Main Street could be improved for people! The full report is here.

Trial pavement widening outside Menston Primary School

With the consultation in July 2023 about the traffic measures for Menston including the 20mph zone, we are awaiting the final proposals.  We are hopeful that the pavement widening outside the school will go ahead.

We will continue to work with the Parish Council and BMDC  to encourage more walking and cycling in the village..Do share your thoughts with us by emailing:

Wharfedale Greenway

Planning permission has now been granted for some of the sections of the Greenway between Otley and Burley. We understand that detailed route planning is now needed. The friends of Wharfedale Greenway  are keen to get feedback about what links need to be made to local points of interest/use . Please see

How far can you go? Let’s get Walking…

The leaflet whose front cover is shown below is being distributed to  residents of  the new homes in the village to encourage walking as it provides a map of the village with suggested walking times plus other useful information. Copies are also available from the Community Library. For further information contact

Free leaflet showing walking routes in Menston

There is also a downloadable leaflet on this site from Menston in Bloom which describes a gentle tree trail walk around the village:

Do get in touch if you would like to get involved / find out more: