West Yorkshire Combined Authority to pledge extra £73m towards tackling pothole problem

Proposals to invest more than £100 million in tackling potholes and making the region’s roads safer are expected to be approved by members of the West Yorkshire Combined Authority next week. As part of these funding commitments, more than £73 million will go towards tackling potholes by resurfacing hundreds of roads across West Yorkshire’s vast […]

West Yorkshire Mayoral Combined Authority appoints Simon Warburton to senior team

Simon Warburton will join the Combined Authority as Executive Director of Transport in May and will oversee activity across three transport directorates, bringing his experience of mass transit development and delivery, in addition to the case for bus franchising. In his current role as Director of Strategy at Transport for Greater Manchester, Simon has also […]

£75m Copper Bridge road scheme in West Yorkshire to move to the next stage

The A62 to Cooper Bridge Corridor Improvement Scheme, one of the biggest infrastructure projects planned in West Yorkshire, which will see major changes to a “pinch point” junction between Mirfield and Brighouse, has moved to the next stage of the approval process. At a meeting of West Yorkshire Combined Authority’s Place, Regeneration and Housing Committee on Tuesday, […]

£43m of sustainable transport schemes to be decided by West Yorkshire Combined Authority

Nearly £43m of sustainable transport schemes will go before a West Yorkshire Combined Authority (WYCA) committee next week. Members will be asked to progress three transport schemes at the WYCA’s Place, Regeneration and Housing Committee on Monday 7 February. The plans, reports Public Sector Executive include: *A £22.56m scheme (including £20.5m of WYCA funding) to […]

New walking and cycling improvements planned for York

The City of York Council and the West Yorkshire Combined Authority are proposing a series of walking, cycling and bus improvements along the Tadcaster Road which they hope will help provide “a more attractive, safer and convenient route for all”. The scheme will be funded by the Leeds City Region Transforming Cities Fund which aims […]

Bradford Council unveils bold new plans to shape the district’s future transport

Bradford Council, in partnership with the West Yorkshire Combined Authority, has launched a major public consultation on a flagship programme of forwarding-thinking transport and place-making schemes to drive forward Bradford’s future regeneration. The four proposed schemes would create a more attractive and pleasant civic centre for the district, designed for people to mill about, enjoy […]

West Yorkshire Combined Authority’s CityConnect cycling programme makes good progress

West Yorkshire Combined Authority’s CityConnect programme has seen a combined total of more than five million trips by bike counted on its cycling and walking routes across the region, the authority has reported. The figure was confirmed after collating the latest monthly user numbers from April 2021. The figures are taken from fixed-route counters across […]

West Yorkshire region reports huge rise in cycling and walking during 2020

Last year saw an ‘on-going’ increase in the number of people using cycle and walking routes in West Yorkshire, according to a report prepared for the West Yorkshire Combined Authority Committee. This was especially the case ay weekends, said the report, which will give members an update on the impact of Covid 19 on travel […]


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