Free expert advice, tailored support and grants of up to £5,000 are available to help
West Yorkshire employers support more staff cycling to work, which will play a vital
role in meeting the transport challenge created by the COVID-19 pandemic.
The Combined Authority’s Bike Friendly Business scheme, part of its CityConnect
programme aimed at encouraging more people to travel by bike and on foot, has
been made easier for businesses to access.
This work is part of a package of emergency measures to help people move around
the region safely. This includes significant short and longer-term proposals, which
have been submitted to Government in order to access £12.5 million funding through
the recently announced Emergency Active Travel Fund, and an online map for
residents to highlight areas where improvements are needed to help more people
travel by bike or on foot.
The scheme is already supporting more than 300 organisations to become places
where travelling by bike is the easiest and most convenient option, with bronze,
silver and gold accreditation for employers going the extra mile.
Further information is available on the City Connect website, or you can contact the Thorpe Park Leeds Travel Plan Coordinator if you would like help pulling together an application for the grant funding. The money available is limited and subject to a competitive bid process, so don’t delay in getting your applications in.