Kirklees cyclists, ramblers and walkers want a comprehensive Kirklees network plan for walking and cycling, particularly to ensure new developments are required (by planning conditions) to contribute to their implementation.
“Cycling isn’t just a hobby, it’s also a mode of transport. I didn’t cycle to school. I think this is probably down to my parents and convenience, however I don’t remember anyone else cycling to school either,” says Daniel Little, Director of Little Bikers, who writes about how to get more children cycling.
In the attached submission. Cycle Kirklees has commented in detail on the latest consultation for the Dewsbury-Batley-Chidswell travel corridor. Linear sections of this route, especially on Bradford Road are great improvements on the current situation for people cycling. Only limited improvements are planned for people walking, particularly at minor junctions.
Kirklees Council has recently launched the 2nd stage of consultations on the Dewsbury-Batley-Chidswell corridor. This corridor aims to enable more cycling and walking from Dewsbury ring road to Batley Railway Station along Bradford Road and then up to Chidswell via Challenge Way and Grange Road.
Huddersfield Narrow Canal Path.
Over the summer an upgrade to the Huddersfield Narrow Canal Path was completed as part of the West Yorkshire Combined Authoriy’s City Connect program. This was officially opened earlier in September (see separate report).
The initial programme for “Improving Your Local Walking & Cycling Networks” is now out. The event will run from 10.00 – 13.15 on Saturday 5th November. It will feature speakers on active travel, local case studies of our “greenways” and an overview from Kirklees Council.