New Connecting Leeds transport strategy for everyone to enjoy healthy, affordable, low carbon travel choices

Universal access to accessible, affordable and sustainable travel choices will be considered by senior councillors next week. Leeds City Council’s draft ‘Connecting Leeds Transport Strategy’ aims to tackle the climate emergency, deliver inclusive growth, and improve the health and well-being of Leeds residents. The six ‘big moves’ outlined in the strategy act as an…

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Leeds’ Clean Air Zone has achieved its aims early and is no longer required, joint review finds

Leeds’ planned Clean Air Zone is no longer required thanks to businesses switching to cleaner vehicles faster than expected, a joint review by Leeds City Council and central government has concluded. Senior councillors will discuss the conclusions and proposals to voluntarily introduce new air quality targets that go further than the national standards at…

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Over 15,000 responses to Connecting Leeds transport plans

The first two phases of consultation and engagement on the plans to transform transport and travel in Leeds resulted in more than 15,000 responses being received. The second phase of the consultation and engagement on proposed road, rail and park and ride improvements, which ended on August 3, resulted in more than 11,000 views…

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Statement by Leader of Leeds City Council following meeting with rail operators

Commenting on this morning’s appearance of representatives from Network Rail, Northern and TransPennine at today’s West Yorkshire Combined Authority meeting. Councillor Judith Blake, Leader of Leeds City Council and West Yorkshire’s representative on the Transport for the North Board said: “It is good that the operators and Network Rail apologised for the chaos that’s…

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Scheme to reduce congestion on M62 to begin next week

Drivers will benefit from reduced congestion on a busy West Yorkshire motorway as major work to improve two key junctions begins on the M62 next week. The roundabouts and slip roads at junction 27 for Gildersome will be upgraded as part of a two-phase scheme starting on Monday 23 July. The scheme – which…

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Update statement by Leader of Leeds City Council on rail services review

West Yorkshire leader demands words are turned into action on Northern rail in meeting with minister. Following yesterday’s meeting of the Transport for the North partnership board, Leader of Leeds City Council and West Yorkshire Combined Authority representative on the board Councillor Judith Blake said: “The Transport for the North partnership board meeting demonstrated…

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