Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
What measures will be delivered?
The projects under development by Leeds City Council will deliver major improvements to cycling infrastructure in and around Leeds city centre. These projects link some of the existing cycle tracks together to create a proper network for cyclists coming into and out of the city centre.
The projects aim to make cycling easier and safer and to enable people to make more and longer active journeys. The projects will likely include segregated cycle tracks built to the superhighway standard, separate traffic signals for cyclists and protected junction crossings, and could include routes away from the main roads or on quieter streets or routes following the existing traffic routes into and out of the city. Pedestrian routes will also be upgraded to allow safe walking for short and medium journeys.
Is there funding available to deliver these measures?
Yes - West Yorkshire Combined Authority has received funding through the Transforming Cities Fund programme. This is a major new programme of investment that aims to deliver transformational, new infrastructure and help create a step change in travel across the region, and is essential to reducing reliance on car travel and meeting the wider Leeds City Region commitment to become a net zero carbon city region by 2038.
Click here for more information about the Transforming Cities Fund programme.
When would you make these changes?
The projects will be delivered between April 2021 and March 2023. The final programme is being developed and will the other city centre projects to make sure that disruption is kept to a minimum. Some of the projects will start in spring 2021 and others will be constructed later in the programme to allow other city centre schemes to finish first.
How will my feedback be used?
Your feedback will be used by the project team to develop detailed proposals for cycling improvements around Leeds City Centre. We want to understand how people are currently travelling, what barriers they may face to cycling and how this project can best enable people to use active travel to get around.
What if my comment is about maintenance or upkeep of an existing cycle route or highway?
The best way to report an issue with a road or cycle path is by contacting Leeds City Council directly via the following link: Reporting issues on roads for cyclists (leeds.gov.uk)
To find out more about cycle routes, city centre bike storage, loans and maintenance and information about cycle to work schemes, follow the link provided to Leeds City Council’s website: Cycle routes (leeds.gov.uk)