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Kirklees Council propose plans to improve walking, cycling and public transport routes across Dewsbury, Batley and Chidswell

Kirklees Council propose plans to improve walking, cycling and public transport routes across Dewsbury, Batley and Chidswell

The project is being delivered through the Combined Authority’s Transforming Cities Fund programme, which is aimed at making it easier for people to walk, cycle…

Tuesday, Oct 04

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The project is being delivered through the Combined Authority’s Transforming Cities Fund programme, which is aimed at making it easier for people to walk, cycle and use public transport.

The proposed scheme includes walking and cycling improvements on existing streets, as well as a new traffic-free greenway.

Also featured in the proposal is the upgrade of junctions and crossings with greater priority for buses, improvements to public spaces and traffic calming measures. Plans included a new traffic-free greenway.

Coun Eric Firth, cabinet member for transport and Dewsbury ward councillor, said: “For Kirklees to grow sustainably, it is essential that we provide infrastructure to help people make the shift to more sustainable and active forms of transport for their shorter journeys.

“It’s good to see that the revised proposals have taken into account the feedback from the first round of public consultation. Promoting travel options that reduce the use of energy is to be welcomed.”

Tracy Brabin , Mayor of West Yorkshire, said: “This is part of a £75million investment which will help make it easier to walk, cycle and use public transport across Kirklees.

“This is a great example of how together we are making Dewsbury, Batley and Chidswell even better places to live and work.”Coun Susan Hinchcliffe, chair of the West Yorkshire Combined Authority’s transport committee, said: “We are pleased to be working in partnership with Kirklees Council on this important scheme.“These proposals will connect more people with jobs, training and education.”Local people, businesses and community groups are invited to review […]

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