Leeds City Centre Cycle Improvements – Dewsbury Road 

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Please note - this consultation is now closed.

To view the outcome report of this public consultation, please click here.

The following information on this webpage was presented between 9 February and 15 March 2022 for everyone to understand the proposals and fill out the survey:


We would like to hear your views on plans to extend the cycle lane on Dewsbury Road.

In early 2021, Leeds City Council and the West Yorkshire Combined Authority consulted on proposals for cycle improvements at five locations across the city centre, aimed at plugging missing links in the existing cycling network at five locations across the city centre.

We would now like to hear your views on proposals for the sixth, and final, location of the Leeds City Centre Cycle Improvements scheme, which is located on Dewsbury Road.

Before you complete the survey, we recommend you read all about the proposals below and view the plans here (opens new web page)


Tell us your views by completing the survey here


Online Information Event

We will be hosting an online information event so you can learn more about the proposals from the project team and ask them any questions.

Date: Monday 28 February 2022

Time: 5.30pm - 6.30pm

Please put the date in your diary, and then click on the link below to join us:

Click here to join our online event on Monday 28 February 5:30pm


Please share the details with other people who would be interested in attending.


Overview of the scheme

The plan below shows the Dewsbury Road cycling proposals, and how this connects to existing cycling routes and the five locations previously consulted on:

  • Western Gateway
  • Southern Gateway
  • Eastern Gateway
  • Crown Point Bridge Gateway
  • Holbeck Connector

Overview map of the Leeds city centre cycling routes


Our proposals for Dewsbury Road

The Dewsbury Road extension will provide the final missing link in South Leeds, connecting Middleton, Beeston and Hunslet with the city centre.

The key features include:

  • A continuous three-metre-wide, two-way segregated cycle track
  • A new wider pavement
  • New side road crossings for people walking and cycling

There are currently two traffic lanes on part of Dewsbury Road, which are underused, and proposals include removing one of these to make space for the cycle track.


Aims of the Dewsbury Road scheme

The scheme is part of the Leeds City Region Transforming Cities Fund (TCF) programme which is aimed at making it easier for people to walk, cycle and use public transport.

The key aims of this scheme are to:

  • Enable more people to walk and cycle, either for short trips or as part of a longer journey by public transport, including journeys to and from Leeds Rail Station
  • Connect more people with jobs, education, training and leisure opportunities
  • Help tackle the climate emergency on our way to becoming a net zero carbon economy by 2038


Have your say

To make it easier for you to see where the proposals are, we have divided the route into three zones.

Before completing the survey, we recommend you view the zone plans and read more about the proposals by clicking here (opens in a new tab)



If you would like to ask a question, contact us, or request this information in an alternative format, you can do so using the following methods:

  • ask a question using the Q&A tool at the end of this webpage
  • email on yourvoice@westyorks-ca.gov.uk
  • phone (MetroLine Information Service) on 0113 245 7676
  • post* at Freepost CONSULTATION TEAM (WYCA)

*Please note that, due to COVID-19, many staff are working from home and therefore there will be delays in receiving any postal contributions. It is recommended that you contact us via email if possible.

This engagement will close at 11.59pm on Tuesday 15 March 2022


If you would like to follow this project, or other similar projects in areas you are interested in, you can sign up to Your Voice here to keep updated.


Next steps

To see what will happen next on this Dewsbury Road scheme, please see the FAQ here (opens in a new tab)

To find out progress on the five cycling routes, making up the remainder of this scheme, please see the FAQ here (opens in a new tab)

Please note - this consultation is now closed.

To view the outcome report of this public consultation, please click here.

The following information on this webpage was presented between 9 February and 15 March 2022 for everyone to understand the proposals and fill out the survey:


We would like to hear your views on plans to extend the cycle lane on Dewsbury Road.

In early 2021, Leeds City Council and the West Yorkshire Combined Authority consulted on proposals for cycle improvements at five locations across the city centre, aimed at plugging missing links in the existing cycling network at five locations across the city centre.

We would now like to hear your views on proposals for the sixth, and final, location of the Leeds City Centre Cycle Improvements scheme, which is located on Dewsbury Road.

Before you complete the survey, we recommend you read all about the proposals below and view the plans here (opens new web page)


Tell us your views by completing the survey here


Online Information Event

We will be hosting an online information event so you can learn more about the proposals from the project team and ask them any questions.

Date: Monday 28 February 2022

Time: 5.30pm - 6.30pm

Please put the date in your diary, and then click on the link below to join us:

Click here to join our online event on Monday 28 February 5:30pm


Please share the details with other people who would be interested in attending.


Overview of the scheme

The plan below shows the Dewsbury Road cycling proposals, and how this connects to existing cycling routes and the five locations previously consulted on:

  • Western Gateway
  • Southern Gateway
  • Eastern Gateway
  • Crown Point Bridge Gateway
  • Holbeck Connector

Overview map of the Leeds city centre cycling routes


Our proposals for Dewsbury Road

The Dewsbury Road extension will provide the final missing link in South Leeds, connecting Middleton, Beeston and Hunslet with the city centre.

The key features include:

  • A continuous three-metre-wide, two-way segregated cycle track
  • A new wider pavement
  • New side road crossings for people walking and cycling

There are currently two traffic lanes on part of Dewsbury Road, which are underused, and proposals include removing one of these to make space for the cycle track.


Aims of the Dewsbury Road scheme

The scheme is part of the Leeds City Region Transforming Cities Fund (TCF) programme which is aimed at making it easier for people to walk, cycle and use public transport.

The key aims of this scheme are to:

  • Enable more people to walk and cycle, either for short trips or as part of a longer journey by public transport, including journeys to and from Leeds Rail Station
  • Connect more people with jobs, education, training and leisure opportunities
  • Help tackle the climate emergency on our way to becoming a net zero carbon economy by 2038


Have your say

To make it easier for you to see where the proposals are, we have divided the route into three zones.

Before completing the survey, we recommend you view the zone plans and read more about the proposals by clicking here (opens in a new tab)



If you would like to ask a question, contact us, or request this information in an alternative format, you can do so using the following methods:

  • ask a question using the Q&A tool at the end of this webpage
  • email on yourvoice@westyorks-ca.gov.uk
  • phone (MetroLine Information Service) on 0113 245 7676
  • post* at Freepost CONSULTATION TEAM (WYCA)

*Please note that, due to COVID-19, many staff are working from home and therefore there will be delays in receiving any postal contributions. It is recommended that you contact us via email if possible.

This engagement will close at 11.59pm on Tuesday 15 March 2022


If you would like to follow this project, or other similar projects in areas you are interested in, you can sign up to Your Voice here to keep updated.


Next steps

To see what will happen next on this Dewsbury Road scheme, please see the FAQ here (opens in a new tab)

To find out progress on the five cycling routes, making up the remainder of this scheme, please see the FAQ here (opens in a new tab)

CLOSED: This discussion has concluded.

If you have any questions about the consultation or project, let us know below.

Please note, your user name and question will be visible to others, so please don't include any personal details.

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    Are there plans at all to improve any of the paths which are kind of dilapidated?

    Webinar asked 5 months ago

    We have a long term ambition to in fill gaps in cycle superhighway, and one aspect of this is looking at the current networks, especially the off road routes. Some of these routes are off-highway and therefore fall to other departments, such as the Transport Policy Team, to make sure they are up to specification.

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    Any chance of reaching Morley?

    Webinar asked 5 months ago

    There is a desire for cycle lanes to reach Morley, such as through the recent Town Fund. However there are some constraints, such as the gradient of the roads and a number of significant pinch points. We are keen to explore opportunities that can meet some of these needs, for example possible spurs where houses aren’t too close to road. Britannia Road and Bruntcliffe Road may be the most practical however there are no fixed plans at this time and this would depend on funding and local views.

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    How far past the Tommy Wass on Dewsbury road do you envisage going?

    Webinar asked 5 months ago

    There are long term plans to extend a route to White Rose and to Tingley in south Leeds, dependent on funding opportunities and appropriate consultation with local residents and councillors

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    Does the Mayor support this scheme?

    Webinar asked 5 months ago

    Please find a link to the press release here: Have your say on plans to extend Dewsbury Road cycle route https://news.leeds.gov.uk/news/have-your-say-on-plans-to-extend-dewsbury-road-cycle-route

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    Do you know what the colour of the cycle ways will be?

    Webinar asked 5 months ago

    Cycle tracks are generally coloured at junctions and well-used private accesses, to highlight hazardous areas where there is increased conflict between cyclists and motor vehicles. Using coloured surfacing in this way serves as a warning to motor vehicle users to take additional care, which may be less effective if all of the cycle track is the same colour.

    Another area of consideration is any future maintenance requirements, such as how to ensure that the colour of the cycle lane is maintained after utility companies have undertaken repair works underground.   

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    As the target is 500km of cycle ways, what us the current number of cycle ways?

    Webinar asked 5 months ago

    Leeds City Council has set an ambitious target of 500km of cycle ways throughout the city. The TCF package introduces approximately 5.5km of two-way cycle lanes, with approximately 11km in total. A total of 266km of the core cycle network ambition has been delivered or is committed for delivery in the next three years.  

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    Are the slides available as a hard copy?

    Webinar asked 5 months ago

    Yes - you are welcome to request hard copies of materials by emailing yourvoice@westyorks-ca.gov.uk or calling MetroLine on 0113 245 7676.

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