CIVIC SOCIETY NEWS
CIVIC SOCIETY NEWS
Huddersfield Civic Society members and the public have until Tuesday, November 23 to have their say on proposals that will affect people walking, cycling or driving from Huddersfield to Ainley Top and then right through to Halifax.
Public consultation is now underway on two proposed new cycle routes between Huddersfield town centre and Ainley Top, then on to Elland and Halifax. One route is from Trinity Street through Marsh, Edgerton, Lindley and Birchencliffe. The other route passes through Highfields and Birkby then up the Grimescar valley.
One of the proposals includes an on-road cycle route for Lidget Street in Lindley with the road reduced to 20mph and traffic calming with road humps.
New cycle route sections up to 3 metres wide, some within existing road space, some by widening pavements and some by widening footpaths or bridleways.
Several new sections of pavement shared between pedestrians and cyclists, including some 2-way cycling on pavements.
Many new, or changed, road crossings for walkers and cyclists.
Potential removal of parking alongside some houses and businesses.
Changes to several road junctions.
News website Huddersfield Hub did a comprehensive story on it which you can read by clicking here.
The intention is to encourage cycling, both for work and leisure. This obviously requires compromises between all categories of road and pavement users, making it important that all who live, work or travel through this area have their say on the proposals.
Householders in the areas concerned should have received an A5 sheet mentioning the scheme and there are notices at some locations in the area. Unfortunately, these simply describe ‘proposals for improved walking and cycling around the A629’ and do not indicate the full extent of the proposals.
Please go onto the scheme website at https://www.yourvoice.westyorks-ca.gov.uk/a629-halifax-hudds, look at the plans and take the option to give your feedback by Tuesday, November 23.
Victoria Tower, Castle Hill picture by Vinny Tyrell
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