Cycling strategy and development

Organisations and initiatives in West Yorkshire with long term strategies to make cycling accessible and safe for everyone.

Leeds Cycling starts here

We want to make Leeds a cycle friendly city by embracing cycling as a normal everyday activity for everyone. We have developed a strategy in partnership with businesses, charities and the West Yorkshire Combined Authority. The Executive Board report about the cycling strategy can be viewed as a PDF (0.1MB) or you can see the full cycling strategy(0.9MB). The cycling action plan (0.4MB) shows a timescale for what we are hoping to achieve. It is our ambition to develop a full network of cycle lanes and routes (PDF 51KB).


Sustrans are a charity making it easier for people to walk and cycle. The Sustrans website External link has details on the National Cycle Network, training, safety tips, bike maintenance and more.

Cycle Yorkshire

Cycle Yorkshire are working to raise the profile of cycling, especially following the success of the Tour de France and Tour de Yorkshire. Their objectives include having more events to take part in and raising awareness of cycling. You can find out more about their strategy and plans for future on the Cycle Yorkshire website External link.

City Connect

City Connect are building dedicated cycle lanes and improving canal towpaths to make it easier and safer for people to cycle.

The Phase 1 completed schemes include:

  • the Leeds to Bradford Cycle Superhighway
  • Kirkstall to Shipley Canal Towpath upgrade
  • increased cycle parking
  • Leeds Community Cycle Hub and Activity Centre

The CS2 superhighway between Leeds City Centre and Seacroft has recently been completed.  The City Connect website External link has details and progress updates on their current projects.



CSH Exec Report 210617 Exec Report 210617.pdf51621pdf
CSH Report Appendix A 210617 Report Appendix A 210617.pdf863831pdf
Cycle Ambition network tube map Ambition network tube map.pdf59688pdf
CSH Report Appendix B 210617 Report Appendix B 210617.pdf331830pdf