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.

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. For further information visit

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

Business Case Summary

Approved by Investment Committee at Decision Point 2 on 28/06/2018



West Yorkshire plus Transport Fund- £12 million 

Getting Building Fund - £500,000

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.

Other schemes in Kirklees, York & Bradford are at various stages in the assurance process.

Start and end dates 2019 - 2023

Delivery partners

Leeds City Council, Kirklees Metropolitan Borough Council, City of Bradford Metropolitan District Council, Calderdale Council, City of York Council, Canal & Rivers Trust, Sustrans.

Other funders Leeds City Council, Kirklees Metropolitan Borough Council and City of York Council have contributed match funding. City of York Council have also secured funding from the York & North Yorkshire Local Enterprise Partnership.
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This page was last updated in Q3 2021/22