Youngsters in Leeds to champion active travel in local schools

Leeds school pupils get on the right track as they put forward their ideas for tackling some key transport challenges.  Leeds City Council and active travel endorsing organisation Modeshift invited pupils from four secondary schools to a Dragons’ Den-style ‘pitch’ event today.  The Brownlee Centre hosted secondary school pupils from Temple Moor High School, Boston […]

Leeds £22.5m LED lighting scheme completed

Leeds City Council has announced the completion of its LED lighting scheme, aimed at improving energy efficiency in street lighting throughout the city. Initiated in December 2018, the programme has successfully converted over 89,000 streetlights to new LED lamps, in partnership with street lighting partner Enerveo (subcontractor to Tay Valley Lighting). The council says the […]

More than 550 trees planted in Leeds gyratory scheme

Work in this winter’s planting season has seen 350 trees planted in the local community as part of the Armley Gyratory improvement scheme in Leeds. This is in addition to the 206 trees planted last year, making a total of 556 trees, which is well on the way to a Council target of planting over […]

£7.79m for transport improvements in Leeds

Leeds City Council has successfully been awarded funding for five schemes designed to enable residents to choose more active and sustainable modes of travel and improve road safety for everyone. A part of a £200million funding pot, which Active Travel England expects to generate up to 16 million extra walking and cycling trips every year […]

Construction work begins on £10.4m A660 active travel improvements

Work on upgrading the A660 in Leeds have moved into delivery after a public consultation on plans received a 62% positive response. Leeds City Council explains the scheme along the Otley Road, Headingley Lane and Woodhouse Lane aims to address a high number of casualties along the route whilst providing safer, alternative travel options Leeds […]

Armley Gyratory highways construction enters next phase to replace footbridges

The removal of the Spence Lane footbridge over the Armley Gyratory is to begin later this month. This is the first of three footbridges around the Gyratory which will be removed and replaced with new footbridges with more accessible footways, set to complete next year. Built in the early 1970’s the fifty-year-old footbridges, starting with […]

Harewood Bridge successfully re-opens ahead of schedule after essential maintenance works

Leeds City Council has announced that Harewood Bridge has successfully re-opened ahead of schedule after essential maintenance works From around lunchtime on Friday 18 August Harewood Bridge will fully reopen to vehicles after completing the essential maintenance works ahead of schedule, originally planned for Thursday 24 August. Leeds City Council along with construction partner Balfour […]


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