Transforming Cities Fund

Find out about our ambitious bid to the Government’s Transforming Cities Fund. Leeds City Region will benefit from £317 million of investment from the Transforming Cities Fund.

About the programme

The Leeds City Region Transforming Cities Fund programme is a major new programme of investment that aims to deliver transformational, new infrastructure and help create a step change in travel across the region, and is essential to reducing reliance on car travel and meeting the Leeds City Region commitment to become a net zero carbon city region by 2038.

Announced on 11th March 2020, the Leeds City Region will benefit from £317 million of investment from the Transforming Cities Fund. Bradford, Calderdale, Craven, Harrogate, Kirklees, Leeds, Selby, Wakefield and York are set to benefit from projects designed to improve dramatically people’s access to public transport, cycling and walking.

Annika McDonald enjoying a cycle

As set out in the West Yorkshire Transport Strategy 2040, adopted in 2017, we aim to significantly increase journeys made by public transport, walking and cycling by 2027 – and to reduce car journeys by 3.5% by 2027. Transforming Cities Fund schemes will improve journeys by bus, rail, bike and on foot for up to 1.5 million people. This will provide them with an accessible, affordable and attractive alternative to the car.

The Leeds City Region Transforming Cities Fund will connect people to economic and education opportunities through affordable, sustainable transport, boosting productivity and helping to create cleaner, healthier and happier communities for the future.

Further information about the programme

Further information on the background to the fund, and bid documents can be found here

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