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Leeds’ Clean Air Zone ‘no longer required’, review finds

Leeds’ planned Clean Air Zone is no longer required thanks to businesses switching to cleaner vehicles faster than expected, a joint review by Leeds City Council and central Government has concluded. Senior councillors will discuss the conclusions and proposals to voluntarily introduce new air quality targets that go further than …

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Free electric bike trial scheme launches in Leeds

Commuters in Leeds can now borrow an electric bike free of charge for up to two weeks as part of a new council initiative to promote sustainable travel. The scheme will be based at the new pop-up bike hub at Kirkgate Market and follows the council’s ‘EV Trials’ scheme earlier …

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New pop-up bike hub opens in Leeds

A new pop-up bike hub has opened in Leeds Kirkgate Market to support more people accessing the city centre by bike. Managed by Leeds City Council’s Connecting Leeds transport programme, it means shoppers, commuters and leisure users can park their bikes within a safe and secure environment in a convenient …

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Work begins on segregated cycle lane in West Yorkshire

Work has started on a new three-kilometre segregated cycle lane in West Yorkshire. The construction of the new cycle lane on Elland Road, Leeds, is part of a £6.9 million package of new infrastructure delivered through the Combined Authority’s CityConnect programme, which is aimed at enabling more people to travel …

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Only 10% of cyclists think UK Government takes road safety seriously

A new study has revealed the top ten UK cities where cyclists feel their safety is most at risk, with Cardiff topping the table followed by Leeds and Birmingham. By contrast, Cambridge, Bristol and Edinburgh were deemed amongst the safest places to cycle in the UK. Overall, however, just 17% …

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West Yorkshire Combined Authority secures funding to make cycling and walking plans a reality

The West Yorkshire Combined Authority has been awarded £2.5 million from the Department for Transport’s Emergency Active Travel Fund to deliver the first phase of proposals to create more space for cycling and walking, while easing the pressure on public transport and relieving congestion. In partnership with local authorities, the …

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Leeds’ £6.9m investment in cycling and walking accelerated by COVID

Construction work to further boost West Yorkshire’s cycle and walking network, which will play a vital role in the region’s recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic, has been brought forward as part of the West Yorkshire Combined Authority’s emergency response in partnership with Leeds City Council. Work has started on a …

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