Lincoln Green walking and cycling links

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Please note this information has been updated as of October 2020 to reflect the construction of the scheme and close of the engagement. You can find the final report of the engagement here.


About the scheme

The Lincoln Green area is one of the six neighbourhood priority areas with a diverse community located close to Leeds City Centre, where car ownership is low and accessibility into the city, either on foot or by cycle is not attractive and can be difficult. Previous community engagement, including a street audit, has identified issues and barriers to walking and cycling, including narrow footways, insufficient crossing opportunities, footways obstructed by parked cars and poorly maintained surfaces. At the same time there are opportunities to enhance both the walking and cycling links and user experience throughout the locality.

This scheme is aimed at addressing the issues identified and improving the walking and cycling opportunities for this community by improving the streetscape, reducing the impact of motor vehicles, providing safe crossings and using a transformational approach to street design.

This scheme will provide a more inviting, safe and direct route from the Mabgate area of the city centre to St James’s Hospital, enhanced routes and links to other areas of the local community; links with the wider key public transport routes and strategic cycle corridors on Regent Street and also the Connecting Leeds improvement scheme currently being developed and consulted on for Beckett Street.

The aims of the scheme are to:

  • Contribute to an overall increased patronage on public transport by providing better quality and safer pedestrian and cycling links to key bus and cycle routes on Regent Street, Beckett Street and Roseville Road, and to the major transport hubs in the city centre;

  • Provide safer and convenient walking and cycle routes from the Eastgate area of the City Centre, through the Lincoln Green community to St James Hospital site and to local schools and community facilities;

  • Contribute to an overall improvement in air quality and environmental impacts in the district by more people using sustainable and active modes of travel such as walking and cycling; and

  • Support the future regeneration and uplift of the Mabgate area.

Phases of the scheme

The proposals for this scheme are split into three phases:

The main proposals for phase 1 are:

The provision of a new footway and improvement of the existing pedestrian links between the Mabgate/St Marys Street junction and Cromwell Street;

  • The provision of improved walking and cycling facilities on Argyle Road, Cromwell Street and Naseby View resulting in a shared pedestrian/cycling facility between the Mabgate area and Beckett Street;

  • Improved walking and cycling provision around the periphery of the Lincoln Green local centre, namely a shared pedestrian/cycling use facility between the Cromwell’s and Lincoln Green Road;

  • Improved walking and cycling provision along Lincoln Green Road to provide a shared pedestrian/cycling use facility between Cherry Row and Beckett Street and reduce traffic speeds on Lincoln Green Road;

  • The provision of lay-bys on both Lindsey Road and Glanville Street to remove pavement parking and provide more unobstructed pedestrian routes;

  • The upgrade of the existing pedestrian crossing facility on Lincoln Green Road to a toucan crossing facility; and

  • The provision of a speed table on St Mary’s Street to provide an accessible at grade informal crossing facility.

Phases 2 and 3 will be along Mabgate / Cherry Row / Lincoln Road and are expected to follow straight on from phase 1, further information on proposed start dates and extent of these works will be provided in due course. The intention for the works in phases 2 and 3 will be again to improve the environment for walking and cycling.

Disruption management

As the construction works are being undertaken, traffic management measures will be implemented to keep both members of the public and construction workers safe whilst keeping disruption to a minimum. The works will mainly take place on weekdays between 09.30 and 15.30 to allow for traffic volumes to reduce and some may be undertaken on weekends to reduce disruption further.

Please note this information has been updated as of October 2020 to reflect the construction of the scheme and close of the engagement. You can find the final report of the engagement here.


About the scheme

The Lincoln Green area is one of the six neighbourhood priority areas with a diverse community located close to Leeds City Centre, where car ownership is low and accessibility into the city, either on foot or by cycle is not attractive and can be difficult. Previous community engagement, including a street audit, has identified issues and barriers to walking and cycling, including narrow footways, insufficient crossing opportunities, footways obstructed by parked cars and poorly maintained surfaces. At the same time there are opportunities to enhance both the walking and cycling links and user experience throughout the locality.

This scheme is aimed at addressing the issues identified and improving the walking and cycling opportunities for this community by improving the streetscape, reducing the impact of motor vehicles, providing safe crossings and using a transformational approach to street design.

This scheme will provide a more inviting, safe and direct route from the Mabgate area of the city centre to St James’s Hospital, enhanced routes and links to other areas of the local community; links with the wider key public transport routes and strategic cycle corridors on Regent Street and also the Connecting Leeds improvement scheme currently being developed and consulted on for Beckett Street.

The aims of the scheme are to:

  • Contribute to an overall increased patronage on public transport by providing better quality and safer pedestrian and cycling links to key bus and cycle routes on Regent Street, Beckett Street and Roseville Road, and to the major transport hubs in the city centre;

  • Provide safer and convenient walking and cycle routes from the Eastgate area of the City Centre, through the Lincoln Green community to St James Hospital site and to local schools and community facilities;

  • Contribute to an overall improvement in air quality and environmental impacts in the district by more people using sustainable and active modes of travel such as walking and cycling; and

  • Support the future regeneration and uplift of the Mabgate area.

Phases of the scheme

The proposals for this scheme are split into three phases:

The main proposals for phase 1 are:

The provision of a new footway and improvement of the existing pedestrian links between the Mabgate/St Marys Street junction and Cromwell Street;

  • The provision of improved walking and cycling facilities on Argyle Road, Cromwell Street and Naseby View resulting in a shared pedestrian/cycling facility between the Mabgate area and Beckett Street;

  • Improved walking and cycling provision around the periphery of the Lincoln Green local centre, namely a shared pedestrian/cycling use facility between the Cromwell’s and Lincoln Green Road;

  • Improved walking and cycling provision along Lincoln Green Road to provide a shared pedestrian/cycling use facility between Cherry Row and Beckett Street and reduce traffic speeds on Lincoln Green Road;

  • The provision of lay-bys on both Lindsey Road and Glanville Street to remove pavement parking and provide more unobstructed pedestrian routes;

  • The upgrade of the existing pedestrian crossing facility on Lincoln Green Road to a toucan crossing facility; and

  • The provision of a speed table on St Mary’s Street to provide an accessible at grade informal crossing facility.

Phases 2 and 3 will be along Mabgate / Cherry Row / Lincoln Road and are expected to follow straight on from phase 1, further information on proposed start dates and extent of these works will be provided in due course. The intention for the works in phases 2 and 3 will be again to improve the environment for walking and cycling.

Disruption management

As the construction works are being undertaken, traffic management measures will be implemented to keep both members of the public and construction workers safe whilst keeping disruption to a minimum. The works will mainly take place on weekdays between 09.30 and 15.30 to allow for traffic volumes to reduce and some may be undertaken on weekends to reduce disruption further.

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