Kirklees Cycling Campaign has lodged an objection to the proposed development of a large Amazon warehouse and fulfilment centre close to Chain Bar roundabout near Cleckheaton, which is adjacent to the Spen Valley Greenway (NCN 66)
CycleKirklees has been asked to suggest items for the agenda for the third meeting of the recently established Kirklees Active Travel Partnership on 19th May. We have identified 8 points we feel need proper attention. KCC committee has prioritise #1 – but if you have views, please let us know.
Kirklees Cycling Campaign want to know what election candidates views are on the future of active travel. We have particularly focussed on a cycling strategy – it is clear we need stronger advocates for active travel and liveable neighbourhoods on Kirklees Council.
Very few people will have missed the recent rises in energy prices, whether in heating your home, filling your car, or the rising cost of staple foods. Cycling for transport is cheap, resilient to fuel shortages, and offers a solution to mitigate some of the impact of rising energy costs on a personal and societal level.
Physical barriers on infrastructure can not only be discriminatory to those with disabilities, they also hinder efforts to transition to active travel, writes Chris Knight. If a modal shift to mass walking and cycling is ever going to take place, we must recognise and address this obstacle to encourage and enable more walking and cycling.
Vocal opponents to the “Quietways” avoiding the A629 Halifax Road are circulating a great many half-truths and misinformation. A meeting with Kirklees Council planners has been called by opponents of this green corridor on Thursday 3rd March at 18.00 at Gledholt Church (on the roundabout just below the Ambulance station in Marsh). Interested KCC members should attend, particularly from north Huddersfield.
About Cycle Kirklees
Cycle Kirklees promotes everyday cycling. We campaign for ‘easier to navigate’ roads and safer routes for cyclists. This, together with cycle training, will encourage more people in Kirklees to use a bike – for travelling to work, school or college, for going shopping, or for leisure, well-being and keeping fit and healthy.
We monitor and comment on local and regional transport strategies and specific road and off-road plans – particularly those aimed at improving cycling and walking.