Welcome to Dales Connect

The Connecting the Dales Project ran from July 2011 to March 2015. On this website you can find information about the project and read the final report. You can also find links to each of the ten Your Dales Hubs which are transport information points in towns and villages around the Dales. Some of the Hubs run community transport operations and a variety of other services as well.

 

 

 

Dales Connect Latest…

DITA Final Report

The Connecting the Dales Project final report, ‘Dales Integrated Transport Alliance – A Facilitator of Change’, was published on 17 March and is now available to download online. The project finishes on 31 March. >>

Bike Training Doubles Targets

The DITA-funded youth cycling initiative at Yorebridge Community Fitness in Askrigg has reached doubled the initial target number of participants, with children turning out in all weathers for cycle training and cycle rides. >>

Dales Way Access Improved

With the help of funding from DITA, the popular section of the Dales Way footpath from Burnsall to Loup Scar on the River Wharfe in the Yorkshire Dales National Park has been upgraded to make it accessible for wheelchair users. >>

Leisure Bus Consultation

North Yorkshire County Council are proposing to exclude a number of bus services including many Sunday DalesBus and Western Dales Bus services from the concessionary fares scheme from 1 April 2015. Have your say. >>

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Why DITA?

DITA was formed by a group of people living in or near the Yorkshire Dales who were concerned that rural transport was in decline. How could we begin to reverse that decline? We decided to apply for Government funding to enable us to carry out research and come up with community-based solutions.

In rural areas, people have much higher transport costs because of longer than average car journeys (which also means we have a much higher carbon footprint) and the higher cost of fuel in rural areas.

DITA’s funding ran from July 2011 to March 2015, and you can find more information about the activities of the project, many of which have an ongoing legacy, by downloading DITA’s final report.