Laura Laker July 3 2016
Concerns have been raised about some of the route’s design features but the delivery authority hopes it will encourage more people out of their cars and onto bikes…
The Leeds-Bradford Cycle Superhighway opened on Friday, providing a dedicated, 14km cycle route – the first route of its kind to be completed outside London – between Church Bank in Bradford and Leeds City Centre.
Work began on the segregated cycle route after 2013, when the West Yorkshire Combined Authority won a bid for £21m of government funding as part of the Cycle City Ambition Fund programme.
After almost 100 consultation events and discussions with cycling groups in designing the route, it is hoped it will encourage more people to cycle. However, cycle campaigners have raised concerns about the kerb-separated cycle track which, in places, is just 75cm wide.