Tag Archives: Leeds

Work due to complete this spring on cycling and walking schemes across Leeds

Work will complete this spring on several cycling and walking schemes across Leeds which have been accelerated through the West Yorkshire Combined Authority’s CityConnect programme. Working in partnership with Leeds City Council and Sustrans, more than seven kilometres of new segregated cycling and walking routes will be delivered across Leeds …

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Restrap moves to new factory in Leeds

Restrap has moved to a new factory close to Leeds City Centre with help and support from the Leeds City Region Enterprise Partnership. The company said it is now in a position to take steps to not only streamline its production processes to be more efficient, but it is also …

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Work begins on new segregated cycle lane in West Yorkshire

Work has started today, 4th January, on a new 1.5-kilometre segregated cycle lane which will provide a boost for West Yorkshire’s growing network. The construction of a new cycle lane on Dewsbury Road, Leeds, is part of a £6.9 million package of new infrastructure delivered through the Combined Authority’s CityConnect …

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Bob Jackson Cycles to remain open following investment and support

Bob Jackson Cycles will no longer be closing as planned on 18th December. The frame builder had announced its closure earlier this year, but has now secured additional investment and support to ensure the brand can continue ‘well into the future’ while remaining at its Leeds factory. “We will continue …

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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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