North Yorkshire County Council have said it is essential that the route associated access roads for the Tour de France are kept clear during the preparation period and during the race itself. No vehicles will be permitted to park on the race route and there will be other access roads where parking will also be suspended in Harrogate town centre.
Owners are responsible for finding a suitable alternative location to leave their vehicle and any vehicles left parked on the race route will be removed.
Any cars left on the route will be removed to a nearby place so they no longer present an obstruction to the race or any impediment to crowd or traffic movement. The Recovery Team will attach a notice nearby advising of the location of the vehicle and a telephone number which the owner can contact. The removal will be done by a contractor operating across the route in Yorkshire.
- For the stage 1 route residents and businesses must move vehicles from 7:00 pm on Friday 4 July 2014 until the race has gone through and the road is re-opened.
- In Harrogate town centre vehicles will not be able to park on roads where parking has been suspended to accommodate the event from midnight on Friday 4th July. It is anticipated the suspension will be lifted from 10:00 pm on Saturday 5th July, but it could be later depending on spectator dispersal and the removal of race infrastructure.
- For the stage 2 route residents and businesses must move vehicles from 7:00 pm on Saturday 5 July until the race has gone through and the road is re-opened.
People are urged to make sure they know details of road closures and parking restrictions.
Road closures and parking suspensions can be viewed in detail on the following web link: