New animation shows how £23m Headrow scheme will look when finished

Leeds City Council have released a new animation which shows how the £23m Headrow scheme will look once completed in spring 2021. The scheme forms part of the Connecting Leeds programme which is set to transform transport in the city centre into world-class gateways for bus users, pedestrians and cyclists, while continuing to provide…

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Council releases guidance ahead of hospitality venues reopening in Leeds

Leeds City Council has issued guidance for residents, visitors and businesses as hospitality and entertainment venues prepare to reopen this weekend. From Saturday July 4, restaurants, bars, leisure and entertainment venues can reopen as part of the latest relaxation of restrictions due to Covid-19. Working with representatives of the businesses concerned as well as…

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Council to introduce first ‘School Streets’ in Leeds

Leeds School Streets pilot scheme launches on Monday, 1 June, with up to six Leeds primary schools taking part. Pudsey Primrose Hill Primary School, Pudsey; Ingram Road Primary School, Holbeck; Cross Gates Primary School, Cross Gates; Thorpe Primary School, Thorpe; Clapgate Primary, Middleton; and Lane End Primary, Beeston are the first schools to take…

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Double Olympic triathlon champion Alistair Brownlee MBE revealed as city’s first Active Travel ambassador

Leeds triathlete and double Olympic champion Alistair Brownlee MBE has been named as the city’s first Active Travel ambassador. In his new role, Alistair will add his support to initiatives, projects and infrastructure projects being undertaken through the city’s Active Travel campaign, which key aim is to encourage more people to incorporate walking and…

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£20m major works to start on transforming The Headrow in Leeds

From September 2019, bus services and stops in Leeds city centre will change as Connecting Leeds starts major works on The Headrow. Leeds City Council’s Connecting Leeds programme is set to transform transport in the city centre into world-class gateways for bus users, pedestrians and cyclists while continuing to provide access for businesses. The…

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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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Next phase of Connecting Leeds consultation starts this week

The next phase of public consultation on measures to help transform transport and travel in and around Leeds starts this week. A series of public drop-in sessions are to begin this Saturday on proposals for the A660 and A61 South bus routes to introduce new infrastructure and measures to improve bus journey times and…

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Final chance to comment on a clean air charging zone for Leeds

The statutory consultation on the proposed clean air charging zone in Leeds will launch later this month. The council has been directed by the government to provide a full business case by 15 September 2018 which addresses the city’s proposals to ensure it becomes compliant with air quality standards in the shortest possible time.…

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New hybrid electric buses added to successful Leeds park and ride

Eight new ultra-low emission Hybrid Electric buses are now serving Leeds’ hugely successful Elland Road and Temple Green Park and Ride sites. Reducing air pollution in the city is key and the introduction of these ultra-low emission vehicles will deliver significant fuel and C02 improvements along the Elland Road and Temple Green Park &…

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