CYCLING: New Racks In Town

Bike rack

New, eye-catching bike racks are appearing around Halifax town centre, as part of cycle-friendly measures across the borough.

Calderdale Council and the Halifax Business Improvement District (BID) have worked together to commission four new cycle storage facilities in the town. The colourful storage racks each have space for up to eight bikes and were in place in time to celebrate the final stage of the Tour de Yorkshire starting from The Piece Hall on Sunday 5 May.

The new facilities are located at The Piece Hall, Old Market, Southgate and George Square. These locations have been chosen as some of the most convenient places for cyclists..

The installation of the new, improved bike racks will complement works across the borough to make Calderdale a cycle friendly destination.

Other improvements to cycling infrastructure include works to resurface and widen the canal towpath across the Calder Valley, creating a flat, traffic-free route through the borough.

There are also further improvements planned to make Halifax town centre more pedestrian and cycle friendly, including plans to extend the Hebble Trail all the way into the town centre.

To find out more about investment projects that are helping to transform and regenerate Calderdale, visit www.calderdalenextchapter.co.uk(external link) . Follow #CdaleNextChapter and #ActiveCdale on social media for all the latest updates.