A64 Improvement Scheme

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Please note that this public consultation has now closed.

Feedback is now being analysed and a report will be published to this web page. All feedback will help shape the future development of more detailed designs. The information below was presented during the public consultation between Monday 21 June to Sunday 25 July 2021.



Leeds City Council and the West Yorkshire Combined Authority have developed proposals to deliver a series of bus priority improvements along the A64, alongside improvements for people walking and cycling.


The scheme is funded by the Leeds City Region Transforming Cities Fund (TCF), a major new programme of transport infrastructure investment. TCF aims to help create a positive change in the way we travel across the region, providing an accessible, attractive, and cleaner alternative to car journeys.


The A64


The A64 Improvement scheme extends from the A64 junction with Marsh Lane on the edge of the city centre to Whinmoor.

The route is a busy, high frequency bus corridor. Congestion is common at peak periods, meaning buses are experiencing more delays, leading to longer journey times for passengers, which reduces the reliability of the local bus network. Congestion is likely to worsen due to higher travel demands as a result of forecasted growth and planned future developments in Leeds such as the East of Leeds Extension. The A64 Improvement Scheme is therefore required to address delays on the route and to provide a targeted solution for commuters. The proposed improvements to bus priority and walking and cycling facilities are also key enablers for the Council’s target of becoming carbon neutral by 2030.


Scheme aims


The A64 Improvement Scheme will aim to address these challenges through interventions such as bus priority at key junctions and improved facilities for those that walk and cycle.


Our proposals aim to:


  • improve bus journey reliability and journey times;
  • improve accessibility and safety along the route;
  • reduce congestion and improve air quality;
  • encourage healthier and more environmentally friendly methods of transport; and
  • help achieve Leeds City Council’s commitment to net-zero carbon by 2030.

The proposals

To help develop the scheme, we conducted an assessment of the route to identify key problems and opportunities. This has informed a range of proposals for new bus priority measures and walking and cycling improvements between Marsh Lane and Whinmoor. Taken together, our proposals will improve access for residents, generate opportunities for walking and cycling and contribute towards environmental objectives by reducing congestion.

More information about the proposals can be found in our virtual consultation room.

Park and Ride scheme

Caption: Preferred location of the Park and Ride site at Whinmoor Grange.Alongside development of the bus priority and walking and cycling proposals, we are also exploring the opportunity to provide a new bus-based Park and Ride site at the north-east end of the route. Proposals for a potential Park and Ride facility are still at an early stage of development, though the currently preferred site is shown in Figure 2. At this stage, we are interested in understanding the level of demand for a Park and Ride and who is likely to use it.


More detailed information on the development of a Park and Ride site at this location will be provided at a separate public consultation later in the year, and feedback will be sought on the proposals at this time.


Find out more and have your say

We ran an open event online on Wednesday 30 June 2021 at 6pm to present our proposals and give people an opportunity to ask questions about the scheme. The recording of the live event is available to watch below:



To see our proposals in more detail, visit our virtual consultation room (by clicking the button below) and look through our consultation materials, including draft plans and Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs). Once you have read the information, you can let us know what you think using the following methods.




To have your say on the proposals:

  • complete our survey, by clicking the link above; or
  • ask us a question using the Q&A tool on the bottom of this webpage

You can also contact us:


Please contact us if you would like to receive this information in an alternative format.

This engagement will close at 11.59pm on 25 July 2021.


Next steps

Feedback gathered from the public consultation will inform the development of the preferred options and will be used to finalise the detailed designs for the proposals where possible.




Follow us

For social media updates on this project and other Leeds City Council schemes, follow us on: Twitter: @ConnectingLeeds | External link)Facebook: @ConnectingLeeds(External link)

For more information on the Transforming Cities Fund project visit: Transforming Cities Fund - Combined Authority | Unlocking potential, accelerating growth (westyorks-ca.gov.uk)

Please note that this public consultation has now closed.

Feedback is now being analysed and a report will be published to this web page. All feedback will help shape the future development of more detailed designs. The information below was presented during the public consultation between Monday 21 June to Sunday 25 July 2021.



Leeds City Council and the West Yorkshire Combined Authority have developed proposals to deliver a series of bus priority improvements along the A64, alongside improvements for people walking and cycling.


The scheme is funded by the Leeds City Region Transforming Cities Fund (TCF), a major new programme of transport infrastructure investment. TCF aims to help create a positive change in the way we travel across the region, providing an accessible, attractive, and cleaner alternative to car journeys.


The A64


The A64 Improvement scheme extends from the A64 junction with Marsh Lane on the edge of the city centre to Whinmoor.

The route is a busy, high frequency bus corridor. Congestion is common at peak periods, meaning buses are experiencing more delays, leading to longer journey times for passengers, which reduces the reliability of the local bus network. Congestion is likely to worsen due to higher travel demands as a result of forecasted growth and planned future developments in Leeds such as the East of Leeds Extension. The A64 Improvement Scheme is therefore required to address delays on the route and to provide a targeted solution for commuters. The proposed improvements to bus priority and walking and cycling facilities are also key enablers for the Council’s target of becoming carbon neutral by 2030.


Scheme aims


The A64 Improvement Scheme will aim to address these challenges through interventions such as bus priority at key junctions and improved facilities for those that walk and cycle.


Our proposals aim to:


  • improve bus journey reliability and journey times;
  • improve accessibility and safety along the route;
  • reduce congestion and improve air quality;
  • encourage healthier and more environmentally friendly methods of transport; and
  • help achieve Leeds City Council’s commitment to net-zero carbon by 2030.

The proposals

To help develop the scheme, we conducted an assessment of the route to identify key problems and opportunities. This has informed a range of proposals for new bus priority measures and walking and cycling improvements between Marsh Lane and Whinmoor. Taken together, our proposals will improve access for residents, generate opportunities for walking and cycling and contribute towards environmental objectives by reducing congestion.

More information about the proposals can be found in our virtual consultation room.

Park and Ride scheme

Caption: Preferred location of the Park and Ride site at Whinmoor Grange.Alongside development of the bus priority and walking and cycling proposals, we are also exploring the opportunity to provide a new bus-based Park and Ride site at the north-east end of the route. Proposals for a potential Park and Ride facility are still at an early stage of development, though the currently preferred site is shown in Figure 2. At this stage, we are interested in understanding the level of demand for a Park and Ride and who is likely to use it.


More detailed information on the development of a Park and Ride site at this location will be provided at a separate public consultation later in the year, and feedback will be sought on the proposals at this time.


Find out more and have your say

We ran an open event online on Wednesday 30 June 2021 at 6pm to present our proposals and give people an opportunity to ask questions about the scheme. The recording of the live event is available to watch below:



To see our proposals in more detail, visit our virtual consultation room (by clicking the button below) and look through our consultation materials, including draft plans and Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs). Once you have read the information, you can let us know what you think using the following methods.




To have your say on the proposals:

  • complete our survey, by clicking the link above; or
  • ask us a question using the Q&A tool on the bottom of this webpage

You can also contact us:


Please contact us if you would like to receive this information in an alternative format.

This engagement will close at 11.59pm on 25 July 2021.


Next steps

Feedback gathered from the public consultation will inform the development of the preferred options and will be used to finalise the detailed designs for the proposals where possible.




Follow us

For social media updates on this project and other Leeds City Council schemes, follow us on: Twitter: @ConnectingLeeds | External link)Facebook: @ConnectingLeeds(External link)

For more information on the Transforming Cities Fund project visit: Transforming Cities Fund - Combined Authority | Unlocking potential, accelerating growth (westyorks-ca.gov.uk)

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