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 City Council receives funding to make hundreds of homes warmer by boosting thermal efficiency

External wall insulation is a great alternative when looking to improve the insulation of a building, reducing heat loss and improving the building envelope. 630 properties in Leeds will see improvements in their energy and thermal efficiency thanks to a £9.6million grant from the government’s Social Housing Decarbonisation Fund. The funding will be used to…

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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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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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Leeds City Council and partners secure grant to buy more electric-cargo bikes for sustainable deliveries in West Yorkshire

A successful bid by Leeds City Council, West Yorkshire Combined Authority and Bradford Council secures Department for Transport and Energy Saving Trust’s grant to fund 32 new electric-cargo (e-cargo) bikes to the value of £160,000. The Energy Saving Trust’s £2m fund in England last year aims to help businesses and local authorities purchase cargo…

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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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Planning application submitted and funding pledged for flood defence measures in west Leeds and Apperley Bridge, Bradford

Ambitious proposals to reduce flood risk in the River Aire catchment have been submitted to Leeds City Council and Bradford Council. The multi-million pound plans, developed by Leeds City Council, Bradford Council and Environment Agency, include a new flood storage area between Horsforth and Rawdon and flood defences at Apperley Bridge. The proposals are…

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