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 Bradford’s Canal Road Cycleway, Leeds’s City Centre Cycle Superhighway, the Castleford Wakefield Greenway, a series of canal towpath upgrades in Bradford, Kirklees and Calderdale, and 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 free adult cycle training and support for businesses, schools and grassroots initiatives to boost the number of people travelling by bike or on foot.
Our next steps
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.
From our work with schools and communities to our pioneering cycling on prescription scheme and stories from people across West Yorkshire, find out how we're enabling more people to travel by bike and on foot.
No matter who you are or what your journey, cycling is a great way to travel, while saving you 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, or the training and support we offer, get in touch with the team.