Tag Archives: Yorkshire

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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Public urged to leave cars at home this World Car Free Day

The West Yorkshire Combined Authority is calling on people to consider leaving their cars at home for World Car Free Day today, 22nd September, as the region looks towards a less car reliant future. Councillor Kim Groves, chair of the West Yorkshire Combined Authority’s Transport Committee, said: “Two-thirds of journeys …

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£1.88 million improvements to boost West Yorkshire’s walking and cycling network

Work has started on a £1.88 million scheme to make it easier for people to cross Huddersfield town centre by foot or bike, providing a further boost for West Yorkshire’s growing walking and cycling network. The Huddersfield Better Connect Stations project, being delivered by Kirklees Council through the West Yorkshire …

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£2.4 million Bradley to Brighouse Greenway to provide ‘missing link’ in current infrastructure

People are being asked for their views on plans for a £2.4 million cycling and walking route between Bradley and Brighouse, as part of the West Yorkshire Combined Authority’s CityConnect programme. The Bradley to Brighouse Greenway, which is being delivered in partnership with Kirklees Council and Calderdale Council, will be …

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Future Mobility Strategy to look at how technology could transform travel in West Yorkshire

West Yorkshire Combined Authority is inviting people who live, work and visit West Yorkshire to have their say on the Future Mobility Strategy, which looks at how new technology in transport could give people greater control and flexibility over how they travel. The strategy sets out how the Combined Authority …

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“Radical shift” in travel patterns across West Yorkshire caused by COVID-19

COVID-19 has caused a “radical shift” in people’s transport and working patterns across West Yorkshire. An online survey of over 2,000 regular public transport, carried out by the West Yorkshire Combined Authority in June, found that despite rising car use, there was a “strong intention” to walk or cycle more. …

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Work begins on segregated cycle lane in West Yorkshire

Work has started on a new three-kilometre segregated cycle lane in West Yorkshire. The construction of the new cycle lane on Elland Road, Leeds, is part of a £6.9 million package of new infrastructure delivered through the Combined Authority’s CityConnect programme, which is aimed at enabling more people to travel …

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Free one-to-one adult cycle training made available in West Yorkshire

Free socially distant one-to-one adult cycle training from the front door is being made available to help people living and working in West Yorkshire. The cycle training scheme is being delivered as part of the West Yorkshire Combined Authority’s CityConnect programme, which is aimed at enabling more people to travel …

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New online tool launched to help create safer streets for cycling and walking

A new interactive map has been launched to help residents highlight where improvements to roads, streets and town centres are needed to help people make more journeys by bike or on foot. The West Yorkshire Combined Authority, in partnership with local authorities, has created the online, interactive tool to help …

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