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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Five years on from Storm Eva: flood defence schemes bring hope as part of city’s response against climate emergency

It was a storm that devastated homes and businesses, costing Leeds an estimated £36.8million. Five years on, a £112.1million scheme to better protect the A65 Kirkstall Road corridor and areas of Apperley Bridge is offering hope to 1,048 homes and 474 businesses, following a successful first year installing flood defences along the River Aire…

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Leaders rally together to help build a better tomorrow

Senior leaders from across the Leeds City Region have joined forces to provide urgent support for innovators and entrepreneurs who will be key to the recovery of our future economy. The ‘Build a Better Tomorrow’ challenge, part of the new BUILD programme, has been launched by the Leeds City Region cohort who participated in…

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First ‘Active Travel Neighbourhood’ pilots across Leeds

Leeds City Council has unveiled its first trial active travel neighbourhoods with a range of measures that have been designed to make these residential areas of the city much more child, pedestrian and cycle friendly. This month will see active travel neighbourhoods (also known as ‘low traffic neighbourhoods’) introduced initially in Hyde Park and…

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