West Yorkshire cycle scheme

The Government has announced that nearly £30m will be invested in to the longest intercity cycle route in the north of England.

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'Super Cycle Highway' launched

The Leeds Liverpool Canal will benefit from the £30m investment. Credit: ITV

Leeds city council have unveiled their £30 million pound 'superhighway' - a dedicated cycle lane to take riders safely through Leeds and Bradford, along the Leeds & Liverpool Canal (above).

Launching the scheme, Councillor James Lewis promised that the dedicated segregated pathway would mean cyclists could stay away from cars to allow for safer journeys, and also encourage commuters to leave their cars and cycle to work.

Currently around 2% of the population of Leeds and Bradford cycle to work, which officials hope will rise significantly.

The 'Super Cycle Highway' aims to capitalise on Tour De France fever and encourage a new generation of yellow jersey riders.

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