Tag Archives: West Yorkshire Combined Authority

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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Work due to complete this spring on cycling and walking schemes across Leeds

Work will complete this spring on several cycling and walking schemes across Leeds which have been accelerated through the West Yorkshire Combined Authority’s CityConnect programme. Working in partnership with Leeds City Council and Sustrans, more than seven kilometres of new segregated cycling and walking routes will be delivered across Leeds …

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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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Plans for connected transport system set out in West Yorkshire

Plans for a transport network, including a new mass transit system, that connects all West Yorkshire’s communities to jobs, education and opportunity are being set out today. The proposals identify where people will live and work in the coming decades, the journeys they will need to take and how best …

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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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Work begins on new segregated cycle lane in West Yorkshire

Work has started today, 4th January, on a new 1.5-kilometre segregated cycle lane which will provide a boost for West Yorkshire’s growing network. The construction of a new cycle lane on Dewsbury Road, Leeds, is part of a £6.9 million package of new infrastructure delivered through the Combined Authority’s CityConnect …

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Consultation opens on plans to boost walking and cycling access at Steeton and Silsden

The West Yorkshire Combined Authority, in partnership with Bradford Council, is seeking views to introduce a new crossing along the A629 that will provide better access for people travelling on foot or by bike between Steeton and Silsden and the surrounding area. The Combined Authority and Bradford Council have been …

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West Yorkshire Combined Authority secures £10 million funding from Active Travel Fund

The West Yorkshire Combined Authority has secured an additional £10.053 million from the Government’s Active Travel Fund. This newly announced funding is in addition to the £2.5 million already secured in July 2020, as a part of the first bidding phase, bringing the total secured to support the region’s transport …

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Latest £730,000 section of Castleford to Wakefield Greenway opens

The latest £730,000 section of the Castleford to Wakefield Greenway has been officially opened. The 1.3-kilometre section of new route completes a missing link in cycling and walking infrastructure between Castleford and Green Row at Methley Junction. It has been delivered through the West Yorkshire Combined Authority’s CityConnect programme, aimed …

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