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Dewsbury Town Centre Walking and Cycling – A connected town

Through significant levels of investment, Kirklees will deliver high-quality, transformational projects to improve key sustainable transport routes across Kirklees. Aiming to rejuvenate and regenerate our area, these plans will connect areas helping us to grow and build back our local economy whilst also addressing poor air quality, carbon emissions and congestion.

Dewsbury Town Centre Walking and Cycling – A connected town

The journey so far…

If you walk, cycle or access public transport on a day-to-day basis then plans to improve Dewsbury town centre for walking and cycling will really make a difference to your journey.

We want to encourage more people to walk and cycle, whether that’s to work, college, or simply getting out for a stroll down the Greenway. With the cost of living on the rise, we want to support our residents to use lower-cost travel methods. Providing better routes between Dewsbury and its connecting areas will make sustainable transport a realistic alternative for more people than ever before.

In October 2021, we asked for your feedback on our plans to improve walking and cycling. That feedback gave us lots to think about and work on.

Here is the list of the roads included in the first set of plans with an outline of what changes were proposed in each area:

  • Bradford Road/ Halifax Road/ Ring Road junctions – improved pedestrian and cycling crossings, footpath improvements and one-way segregated cycle lanes.
  • Dewsbury Ring Road between Bradford Road and Leeds Road junctions – two-way segregated cycle lane and footway upgrades.
  • Aldams Road near the bus station – improved pedestrian and cycling crossings, footway and cycle lane improvements.
  • South Street – crossing upgrades, footway improvements, pedestrian safety and landscaping.
  • Bond Street – footway widening and landscaping.
  • Grove Street – footway and parking improvements.
  • Wellington Street – new crossings and a contraflow cycle lane (cycle lanes that allow cycles to travel in the opposite direction to motor vehicles).
  • Church Street – footway improvements, landscaping and segregated cycle lane.
  • Longcauseway South – two-way segregated cycle lane, pedestrian crossing, traffic calming and one-way measures.
  • Railway Street – improve pedestrian safety at crossings by reducing the width of the crossing points.

What’s next for the walking and cycling improvements in Dewsbury?

Since October 2021 we have been working on our plans and made changes with the help of your feedback. We have also added four more locations for improvement:

  • Aldams Road, Wilton Street and Link Road
  • Battye Street and Rockley Street
  • The ring road and Halifax Road junction
  • The ring road, Halifax Road, Bradford Road and Northgate junctions

We’re now asking for your feedback on these new proposals and are holding engagement events from the 18 July to 20 August. Come along, ask questions and look at the plans.

Please visit us on any of the following dates:

  • Friday 29 July  1.00pm – 5.00pm
  • Saturday 6th August 11.00am – 3.00pm
  • Wednesday 19 August: 9.00am – 12.30pm

Where: Dewsbury Town Hall, Wakefield Old Rd, WF12 8DG

We would also like you to take part in a survey which will help us develop the final designs.

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Complete the survey

You can complete the survey whilst attending one of our events or you can do this by visiting our page. 

Share your views and be a part of the process to shape your town centre.

We hope to see you at one of our events and take part in the survey!