Regent Street Flyover fully opens after two years of works

Regent Street Flyover was built in the late 1960s and carries the A64(M) Inner Ring Road over the A61 Regent Street. The removal of the contra-flow marks the Regent Street Flyover project fully reopening the A64 to traffic. The construction of the new flyover commenced two years ago, after it reached the end of…

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Leeds pedals out bid for public e-bike ambition

Leeds City Council’s executive board will consider a report to approve a minimum £2 million funding bid to implement a fully docked, public electric bike hire scheme in the city. The funding bid will be discussed at the meeting of senior councillors held at Leeds Civic Hall on Wednesday 9 February, seeking to approve…

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Leeds schools get £100,000 of new bicycle and scooter storage

Nineteen schools across Leeds are receiving new bicycle and scooter storage, in a project worth £100,000. The schools will gain a total of 162 secure bicycle parking spaces and 200 scooter parking spaces. The project uses active travel funding allocated to Leeds City Council and West Yorkshire Combined Authority from the Department for Transport. Chapel…

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New consultation launches to improve Lawnswood roundabout

A new consultation starts to deliver improvements at the junction of the A6120 Outer Ring Road and A660 Otley Road, in North Leeds. Connecting Leeds revised plans will improve safety for all road users and improve facilities for walking and cycling across the Lawnswood Junction. The plans also want to make bus services quicker…

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Street improvement project puts Leeds neighbourhood on path to bright future

A street improvement scheme is setting the scene for residents in a Leeds neighbourhood to live healthier, happier and better connected lives. Leeds City Council’s Streets for People scheme will see £900,000 being spent on transformational changes to the built environment in the Recreations area of Holbeck. Plans include widened footpaths, enhanced green space, tree…

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Resurfacing work around the Corn Exchange to start next week

Major work to resurface the roads around the Corn Exchange area will start next week as part of a £25million project being carried out by Connecting Leeds. To resurface the road, 50mm of existing road surface will be removed, the drainage covers and manhole lids will be re-set and the white lines and other…

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Buses from the past brought back to the future for Ministerial opening of UK’s first fully solar powered park and ride

On 16 September Stourton Park and Ride was officially opened by the Minister for future of transport and environment, Minister Rachel Maclean MP. Minister Maclean was appointed Parliamentary Under Secretary of State at the Department for Transport on 14 February 2020. Stourton Park and Ride is the third park and ride site in Leeds…

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Our Vision: A city where you don’t need a car

People are being asked for their views on plans to improve bus priority measures and facilities for cycling and walking on a key section of the A64. This is part of Leeds City Council’s plans aimed to encourage more people to travel by bike or on foot, in partnership with the West Yorkshire Combined…

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Leeds City Council approves funding to improve public realm outside the city’s iconic Corn Exchange building

Leeds City Council’s executive board has formally approved funding to improve the area directly outside the city’s Corn Exchange building. In September 2020, it was announced that Leeds City Council successfully secured £8.6m of match funding from the government’s Getting Building Fund which would be added to Leeds’ £12.2m Grey to Green programme. The…

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