Wakefield city centre transport improvements

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A person cycling on a cycle path.

In partnership with the West Yorkshire Combined Authority (WYCA), work continues to develop our plans to make Wakefield city centre better for walking, cycling, and using public transport.

The project is designed to:

  • reduce traffic
  • improve cycling and walking routes
  • improve operating conditions for buses


  • new cycle route between:
    • Wakefield Kirkgate railway station
    • the city centre
    • Wakefield Westgate railway station
  • improved access to Wakefield bus station for buses coming from the north
  • transforming Wood Street into a new public space as part of a new food and drink hub
  • improved pedestrian links to the city centre for communities located to the east of the city
  • better enforcement of restrictions on key city centre roads
  • improvements to Ings Road through its own Highway Improvement Scheme


  • improved connectivity
  • reduced congestion
  • improved air quality and access to the city centre
  • improved reliability for bus journeys within the city centre
  • improved pedestrian and cycle infrastructure
  • improved public spaces in the city centre
  • encourage more people to use public transport, to walk and cycling


City centre regeneration news update leaflet

2017 - Kirkgate Transport Infrastructure Scheme completed

For more information, see our April 2023 News update.


Originally, funding for the project was planned from the Transforming Cities Fund. But, due to the current economic climate and a spending freeze, the project will be extended over a longer period while we explore additional funding options.

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