We work in partnership with a range of public, private and community organisations to encourage more people to travel by bike or on foot.
Two-thirds of journeys made by West Yorkshire residents are under five miles, yet according to data from the last census, although 11% of journeys to work are already made on foot, just 1.3% are by bike.
From the outset our focus has been on putting people at the heart of everything we do – opening up access to cycling and walking routes, helping residents overcome barriers and connecting communities with opportunities for work, training and leisure.
Communities across West Yorkshire and York are seeing the benefits of new, high quality cycling and walking infrastructure, including the Bradford Leeds Cycle Superhighway, Bradford’s Canal Road Cycleway, the Castleford Wakefield Greenway and a series of canal towpath upgrades in Bradford, Kirklees and Calderdale, with construction work currently underway in Leeds city centre and on Scarborough Bridge, York.
We’re not only building new cycling and walking routes and improving existing infrastructure, we also offer a range of free services, including adult cycle training and bike maintenance sessions, support for businesses and online cycle challenges.
Our next steps
We’ve received funding through the Department for Transport-funded Cycle City Ambition Grant (CCAG), which, alongside local match funding, has resulted in a £60m package of works across West Yorkshire and York.
We’re currently developing a package of works to access up to £14 million funding through the West Yorkshire-plus Transport Fund, and the Leeds City Region Growth Deal - a £1 billion package of Government investment through the Leeds City Region Enterprise Partnership (LEP), delivered by the West Yorkshire Combined Authority to accelerate growth and create jobs across Leeds City Region.
Find out more about our next phase of schemes
We want to encourage people to ditch their cars and get back on their bikes, so we've been improving cycle tracks, building better infrastructure and upgrading towpaths so you can enjoy the scenic route
No matter who you are or what your journey, cycling is a great way to travel while saving money and keeping fit.
Walking short, local journeys is a simple, free and easy way to boost your activity levels.
What is CityConnect?
At CityConnect our aim is to encourage more people to travel by bike. CityConnect is funded by the Department for Transport’s Cycle City Ambition Grant – money ring-fenced for cycling and active travel improvements.
If you want to find out about our routes, training or support we can give, just get in touch.