Being part of the borough of Scarborough, Whitby and District has consistently lost out in funding, and been subject to the whims of Scarborough Borough Council executive against the wishes of residents.
Road traffic in Whitby and District is bad for many months of the year. The Whitby Park-and-Ride has made little impact, and urgent action is needed to improve the situation. Public transport is inadequate.
Whitby and District has amongst the lowest uptake of cycling in the whole of North Yorkshire. Safe cycling infrastructure is virtually non-existent, with solely the poorly accessed Cinder Track.