CYCLE routes linking Bradford city centre to Birkenshaw and Laisterdyke to Low Moor have been proposed under plans to boost cycling and walking in the district.

Plans for new cycle provisions in the South of the District and a “walking zone” in Keighley town centre were first proposed in January, and the full details of the schemes will finally be revealed later this month.

West Yorkshire Combined Authority is developing “Local Cycling and Walking Infrastructure Plans” for each district in the area, with the first phase of the Bradford schemes focusing on Keighley Town Centre and South Bradford.

On Monday the Authority’s Bradford District Consultation Sub-Committee will be told that these plans have now been drafted, and will go before Transport Committee in the coming weeks.

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The report to the committee says: “A programme of improvements for walking within Keighley town centre has been identified. The plans also includes a network map of desire lines for cycling for South Bradford. The desire lines identified have been prioritised to identify which routes should be assessed in more detail as part of this phase of work, and two routes have been assessed in more detail – Bradford city centre to Birkenshaw and Laisterdyke to Low Moor.”

The Keighley scheme would see efforts made to get more people walking through Keighley town centre, particularly to Keighley Station and Keighley College, rather than taking short car journeys within the town.

The Committee meets in City Hall at 2pm on Monday.