Leeds public encouraged to be Bike Smart as part of Road Safety Week

People across Leeds are being encouraged to be more ‘Bike Smart’ as part of Road Safety Week (19 – 25 November). Road Safety Week is the UK’s biggest road safety event which is coordinated annually by BRAKE, the road safety charity. It aims to inspire thousands of individuals, communities, organisations and schools to take…

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X1 secures approval for new Leeds neighbourhood

The next stage in the South Bank regeneration scheme has been given the green light, with Leeds City Council unanimously granting planning permission for X1 South Bank, a £210million mixed-use development by developer X1 and property consultancy Knight Knox. To be completed over five phases, X1 South Bank is intended to provide a brand-new…

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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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Further roll out of 20mph zones continues across Leeds

Lower speed limits are set to be introduced in more residential areas across Leeds as part of a city-wide programme to reduce road casualties. The latest phase of Leeds City Council’s 20 miles per hour (mph) speed limit programme will be rolled out from autumn 2018 and will see reduced speed limits introduced in…

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Summer roadwork schemes planned for Leeds

A number of roadwork schemes are planned to be carried out in Leeds during the school summer holiday period. There’s a need to carry out essential schemes to utilities, roads and bridges across the city and after liaising with the partner organisations concerned, Leeds City Council has ensured the works will be undertaken while…

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Historic West Leeds Newlay Bridge summer works set to start

Maintenance work to the historic Newlay Bridge is set to take place from next week. Leeds City Council will start work on 23 July for a 12-week period to prepare and paint the underside of the bridge. The bridge’s waterproofing will be replaced, and stone decking cleaned, with the existing stone setts reinstated on…

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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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Public hearings on future Leeds housing plans set to begin

The proposed locations of future new housing across Leeds will be discussed at public hearings beginning next week. Starting at 1 pm on Monday 9 July at Leeds Civic Hall, the public examination of the revised Site Allocations Plan for the city will be considered by two independent government inspectors. The Site Allocations Plan…

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A big Leeds welcome for the Schools Yorkshire Tour

Pupils from Brownhill Primary School and St. Augustine’s Catholic Primary School in Leeds have brought the 400-mile cycling relay which has been winding its way through Yorkshire for the past month, to a close today. The pupils rode into Millennium Square to hand over the baton to the Lord Mayor of Leeds Councillor Graham…

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Proposals for LED street light upgrades in Leeds

A recommendation to upgrade all street lights in the city is to be put to Leeds City Council later this year. Proposals to convert approximately 86,000 LED street lights over a three year period starting in January 2019 are to be put forward following the completion of public consultation and a business analysis into…

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