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Wakefield Council’s plans to create safe and active places


Posted on: 10th June 2020

Wakefield Council is working to support residents to get around the district safely as some of the Government’s restrictions begin to ease and more shops, schools and workplaces begin to reopen.

The schemes being considered include:

  • Introducing ‘pop up’ cycle lanes
  • Widening footways to create space for pedestrians and those waiting for public transport
  • Reducing traffic speeds
  • Restricting access for motorised vehicles in the city and town centres.
  • The Council is working with the West Yorkshire Combined Authority to secure funding of £2.5m from the Department of Transport to help implement some of the schemes.

Cllr Matthew Morley, Wakefield Council’s Cabinet Member for Planning and Highways, said: “I welcome this major investment which will create many great opportunities to improve public transport and to enhance cycling and walking routes in the region.”

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