Leeds Liverpool Canal

A high-quality cycling and walking route will be created on the Leeds & Liverpool Canal, enhancing the CityConnect schemes that use the canal towpaths as a traffic free, flat, and attractive alternative to the main roads.

Project Scope

This scheme aims to deliver a high-quality cycling and walking route along the towpath between Apperley Bridge and Shipley on the Leeds & Liverpool Canal. This scheme will build upon previous and proposed CityConnect scheme improvements by upgrading towpaths, increasing the width of the path for cyclists and pedestrians in addition to providing a durable all-weather surface.



This scheme is expected to achieve the following outputs:

  • unlock 2km of road/cycleway/walkways to promote active travel


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