CityConnect Phase 3

The West Yorkshire Combined Authority's CityConnect programme works in partnership with a range of public, private and community organisations to encourage more people to take part in active travel – such as cycling or walking – by creating high quality cycling infrastructure alongside engagement initiatives such as cycle training, cycle challenges, business and school support and behaviour change campaigns.

CityConnect Phase 3

Phase 3 of the West Yorkshire Combined Authority's CityConnect programme is made up of 8 schemes, 4 of which are complete, and includes a mixture of on and off-highway schemes across West Yorkshire and York. These schemes link in with previous CityConnect phases to further expand the cycling and walking network within West Yorkshire and York. Further information.

Project Lead West Yorkshire Combined Authority
District/ Area West Yorkshire & North Yorkshire

WYTF - £12 million
Bradley to Brighouse scheme has been reduced to £700k following 2022 inflation review.

Huddersfield Town Centre has been reduced to £180k following 2022 inflation review.

Getting Building Fund £500k

Project Status

Delivery of Phase 4 of the Castleford-Wakefield Greenway scheme is now complete and operational, delivering a new 1.3km of the traffic-free walking and cycling route.

Delivery of Leeds City Centre schemes on Clay Pit Lane, Elland Road and Dewsbury Road are complete and operational, adding nearly 5km of segregated cycling routes in key locations across the city.

Towpath improvements along Huddersfield Narrow Canal and Leeds Liverpool (between Shipley and Apperley Bridge) are now open and operational as of July and September 2022 respectively. These add 7.8km of upgraded canal towpath for cycling and walking.

Other schemes in Kirklees including Huddersfield Town Centre and Bradley to Brighouse Greenway have been pipelined following the November 2022 inflation review.

One scheme in York is currently in delivery.

Start and end dates 2019 - 2023

Delivery partners

Calderdale Council
Canal & River Trust
City of Bradford Metropolitan District Council
City of York Council
Kirklees Metropolitan Borough Council
Leeds City Council

Other funders

Leeds City Council

Kirklees Metropolitan Borough Council and City of York Council have contributed match funding.

City of York Council have secured funding from the York & North Yorkshire Local Enterprise Partnership

Get in touch/ contact information  Email the West Yorkshire Combined Authority

This page was last updated in September 2023.