By Andy Hirst

A conference about improving cycling and walking is to be held in Huddersfield early next month.

The event called Improving Your Local Walking and Cycling Networks will be at New North Road Baptist Church on New North Parade, Huddersfield, from 10am until lunchtime on Saturday, November 5.

The free event has been organised by Huddersfield Civic Society and Cycle Kirklees.

There are currently several potential road and cycling improvement schemes being proposed around Huddersfield and, with the recent formation of a new government organisation called Active Travel England, there is now substantial funding available to local authorities who want to improve walking and cycling in their areas.

This conference will discuss Active Travel initiatives in and around Huddersfield and how these can best be provided in the coming years.

Speakers will talk about Meltham Greenway, Fenay Greenway, developing a new community-led walking route and Kirklees Ramblers will talk about the need for a better deal for walkers in Kirklees.

Geoff Hughes, from Huddersfield Civic Society, said: “Kirklees needs more accessible, dedicated walking and cycling routes. Join us and help debate about how to make a better place to live and work.”

The event is free but please book via Eventbrite 

* Written by ANDY HIRST who runs his own Yorkshire freelance journalism agency AH! PR ( specialising in press releases, blogging and copywriting.