Yesterday we showed representatives from the Big Lottery Fund the proposed route of phase one of the greenway. We have submitted an application to fund the feasibility study and are expecting to hear back in September. We are planning further fundraising submissions, but are just limited because of volunteer time. If this is something you would be willing to help with please do email us using email@example.com
We had a great day at Pudsey Carnival today, showing our idea for the greenway to local people. The response we had was overwhelmingly positive.
Thanks the organisers and to the people that donated, it will really help the campaign to get off the ground. Thanks also to our Membership Secretary, Andy W, who constructed a fantastic display in the gazebo kindly lent to us by Leeds Cycling Campaign.
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We hope to be back at the carnival next year, showing the progress that we have made. Please book the same weather!
In order to preserve the Greenside Tunnel for future generations, we want to turn it into something useful, rather than just leave it to become derelict. The obvious answer is to turn it into part of a greenway.
What is a greenway?
A greenway is a dedicated track for non-motorised users. These include pedestrians, cyclists, and horse riders. Some examples already in existence are the Spen Valley Greenway and the Two Tunnels Greenway
What is the plan?
We have already been in discussions with Sustrans who have a wealth of experience in converting old railway lines to Greenways. The first step will be to fund a feasibility study that will identify who owns the land, and the potential costs for the project. The cost for the feasibility study is £13,500.