Signs have been erected on the Leeds-Liverpool Canal towpath asking cyclists to be more considerate to walkers who use the route.

Crossflatts Village Society applied for funding from the Shipley Safer Communities Grant Allocation Budget to pay for the signs in the village near Bingley.

And Bradford Council awarded the cash after hearing about towpath problems from local councillors and residents at local neighbourhood forums.

Anne Bisby, secretary of the village society, said: "We are so pleased with the new signs. We have been worried for some time that someone may end up falling in the canal because some cyclists don't use a bell."

Councillor Anne Hawkesworth, the Council's executive member for environment and culture, said: "We are delighted to be able to respond to residents' concerns and hopefully make the canal towpath safer for walkers to use.

"The Leeds-Liverpool towpath is hugely popular with walkers, runners and cyclists alike.

"We all need to pay due regard and respect to each other so that everyone can enjoy this lovely car-free scenic route. We want it to continue to be a great asset to the area."