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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Green light for latest phase of work on development masterplan

Leeds City Council has welcomed recommendations which could take it a significant step closer to finalising a major development plan that will help deliver high-quality homes and opportunities for local people. A planning inspector has provisionally backed the council’s proposal for 36 pieces of land to be retained within the city’s protected green belt…

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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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Final phase of work to commence on Regent Street Flyover project

Regent Street flyover has come to the end of its usable life. We are replacing it with a safer, more robust structure. The final phase of work is set to start soon on the Regent Street Flyover project which will see the installation of the northern bridge beams. The construction of the new flyover commenced…

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Otley primary school achieves gold award for active and sustainable travel

Westgate Primary School in Otley has been awarded a gold school travel award, in recognition of its commitment to active and sustainable travel. Awarded by the National Education Awards scheme, Modeshift STARS, the accreditation recognises schools that demonstrate excellence in supporting cycling, walking and other sustainable modes of transport. To achieve the award, Westgate…

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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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