Tag Archives: CityConnect

WYCA secures funding boost to support more people walking and cycling

Residents and businesses across West Yorkshire are set to benefit from increased access to active travel provision after the West Yorkshire Combined Authority (WYCA) secured £1.35 million from the DfT’s new Capability Fund, following a submission to the Government in April. Communities across the region will receive a boost in …

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Community walking and cycling projects receive funding from WYCA

A range of community walking and cycling projects aimed at supporting people to be more active are being run this summer after receiving funding from the West Yorkshire Combined Authority. Organisations across every district in the region have been successful in bidding for community grants of up to £5,000 made …

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CityConnect routes see more than five million trips by bike

West Yorkshire Combined Authority’s CityConnect programme has seen a combined total of more than five million trips by bike counted on its cycling and walking routes across the region. The figure was confirmed after collating the latest monthly user numbers from April 2021. The figures are taken from fixed-route counters …

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Cycling UK looking for instructors for Cycle for Health scheme in West Yorkshire

Cycling UK is looking for instructors and ride leaders who can help deliver training and lead rides for adults as part of the West Yorkshire Cycle for Health scheme. Cycle for Health is a programme of training and led rides, funded by West Yorkshire Combined Authority’s CityConnect programme and delivered …

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New cycle route launches in Leeds city centre

A new city cycle route in Leeds has been launched, with Mayor of West Yorkshire Tracy Brabin joined by double Olympic champion and Leeds local Alistair Brownlee to cut the ribbon. The route runs between north Leeds and the city centre, along Clay Pit Lane. The infrastructure is part of …

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Free adult cycle training scheme relaunches across West Yorkshire

Adults across West Yorkshire can again benefit from free cycle training sessions with qualified instructors, aimed at helping more people in the region choosing to travel by bike. The scheme is being delivered as part of West Yorkshire Combined Authority’s CityConnect programme in partnership with local authorities. It builds on …

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West Yorkshire cycling and walking ‘off-highway’ routes see rise in usage

The number of trips recorded on West Yorkshire Combined Authority’s CityConnect ‘off-highway’ cycling and walking routes increased by 60% during the last six months of 2020. Figures also show that increases in active travel seen in West Yorkshire during the first phases of the COVID-19 pandemic in spring 2020 have …

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Community grants launch to support walking and cycling projects in West Yorkshire

The West Yorkshire Combined Authority is supporting third-sector organisations to help people cycle and walk more, through a fresh round of small grants of up to £5,000. The grants can be used for any scheme or project aimed at helping and encouraging people to incorporate more walking, scooting or running …

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Bike Friendly Business scheme in West Yorkshire to continue this year

Organisations across West Yorkshire can continue to gain access to direct support and funding to become more bike-friendly employers in 2021. A shift to more active forms of travel has been a key part of the West Yorkshire Combined Authority’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic. Now, funding aimed at boosting …

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Works begin on £210,000 scheme to improve walking and cycling access to Dewsbury rail station

Works are underway on a £210,000 scheme to improve walking and cycling access to Dewsbury rail station, which is being delivered as part of the West Yorkshire Combined Authority’s CityConnect programme. The scheme, which is being delivered in partnership with Kirklees Council, is aiming to make it easier for people …

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