Highways England Survey on the Trans Pennine Trail

News on the Highways England Survey along NCN 67/ Trans Pennine Trail.

Accent and Atkins have been commissioned by National Highways to assess the impact of recent new infrastructure delivered through the designated fund aimed at pedestrians, cyclists and horse riders, through surveys with users of the new schemes.

In Leeds this relates to the Highways England-funded resurfacing on NCN 67/Trans PennineTrail along the Aire and Calder Navigation between the Royal Armouries and Woodlesford completed a few years ago. It also includes the notorious Skelton Grange Road Bridge and its steps. It would be useful if users could give their feedback on this as part of the survey.

The research outputs will help National Highways improve how they implement new infrastructure to support walking, cycling and horse riding.  This will ensure that they are delivering the right quality in the right places, improving satisfaction and safety for users, whilst supporting the Government’s ambitions related to Net Zero and adoption of Active Travel.

They will be conducting face-to-face market research along that route between 7th and 16th July (see map below) as well as offering online surveys for participants unable to complete face-to-face. The scheduled dates and times of the fieldwork are:

Thursday 7 July              9 am - 3 pm

Friday 8 July                  9 am - 3 pm

Saturday 9 July              9 am - 3 pm

Sunday 10 July              9 am - 3 pm

Saturday 16 July           10 am - 4 pm

Monday 18 July              9 am - 3 pm


Map of Survey Area

Points A, B and C on the map are where the interviewers will be situated.

Point B is Skelton Grange Road Bridge.

Transpennine Trail Survey Map