The West Yorkshire Combined Authority (WYCA) Investment Committee has progressed £19.4 million of walking and cycling schemes.
Members approved recommendations to progress three walking and cycling schemes to the next stage of development at the meeting last Tuesday, 8th June. This included a £7.831 million (including £7.361 million of Combined Authority funding) scheme to boost cycling and walking access between Skipton Rail Station, the bus station and the town centre.
Members also heard details of a £10.938 million (including £10.638 million of Combined Authority funding) scheme to boost cycling and walking access to Harrogate Rail Station. A further £700,000 of Combined Authority funding was approved to develop a business case to consider a foot and cycle bridge over the A629 between Steeton and Silsden.
Mayor of West Yorkshire Tracy Brabin said: “In my manifesto, I committed to hitting our aim of becoming a net-zero carbon economy by 2038. This is why I’m delighted the Investment Committee has agreed to progress schemes to increase walking and cycling. This is not only good for our air quality, it is also a fundamental part of my commitment to improving health and wellbeing.”
Roger Marsh OBE DL, deputy chair of the WYCA Investment Committee and chair of the Leeds City Region Enterprise Partnership (LEP) and the NP11 group of Northern Local Enterprise Partnerships, said: “Building the future we want with a transport system fit for the 21st century is more important than ever, helping lead the region’s economic recovery from the pandemic and achieve our aim of […]