Major flood alleviation scheme in east Leeds officially unveiled

A major scheme to protect homes in east Leeds from flooding has opened. The scheme, which is part of a programme of flood alleviation measures in the Wyke Beck valley, comprises of a new flooding control structure and flood storage at Killingbeck Meadows Local Nature Reserve. Led by Leeds City Council, in partnership with…

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Council approves plan to more than halve carbon emissions by 2025

Senior councillors have approved plans to cut the council’s carbon footprint by more than half following the local authority’s climate emergency declaration in March. The new proposals mean that Leeds City Council will reduce its greenhouse gas emissions from 70,000 to 31,000 tonnes by 2025, in line with science-based carbon reduction targets. The council hopes its…

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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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A bumper summer of cycling

Record numbers have been making the most of the summer weather on Bradford and Leeds cycling infrastructure, which was either built or improved as part of West Yorkshire Combined Authority’s £60m CityConnect programme aimed at encouraging more people to cycle and walk. Between May and July, almost 120,000 trips were made on the award-winning…

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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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