Developing a network of community walking and cycling hubs

Find out more about how and why we're developing a network of community hubs to help more people walk and cycle.

We want West Yorkshire to be a place where people choose to walk, cycle, scoot and wheel shorter journeys, and as part of a longer journey by public transport.

As part of this work, we are developing a network of Community Active Travel Hubs, which will build on the work already underway to help people change the way they travel.

These community-based hubs will also be places people can access support to walk, wheel, and cycle for exercise and leisure, recognising that this is likely to be a starting point for many. 

As places for everyone, the hubs will be an inclusive, welcoming space for people who want to be more active and make new friends. 

People will be able to access advice and support about cycling, walking and wheeling in their local authority area, including route information and signposting to group activities, such as led walks and rides, bike maintenance sessions and cycle training.

There will also be secure bike parking and access to equipment, including adaptive bikes.

Our existing community hubs

In 2019 The Compton Centre, Harehills, Seacroft’s Community Hub at Deacon House, Seacroft South One Stop Centre and Halton Library received 14 new bikes, 10 new bike lockers, plus spare parts and advanced bike maintenance training for a member of staff to service the fleet.

All four community hubs are located near to our segregated cycling and walking route between Seacroft and Leeds city centre – the eastern section of our award-winning Bradford Leeds Cycle Superhighway.

Find out more information about this initiative

Why now?

From connecting people with the places they need to go, to tackling congestion and improving both the environment and our health, making walking, cycling and public transport our first choice benefits us all.

Enabling more people to walk and cycle has a vital role to play in helping us tackle the climate emergency - we need to increase cycling trips by 2000% and walking trips by 78% if we are to achieve our aim of becoming a net-zero carbon economy by 2038. 

A network of Community Active Travel Hubs will help us do this.