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Businesses: have your say on the draft Connecting Leeds Transport Strategy

The draft Connecting Leeds Transport Strategy is open for anyone to read and comment on. If you are a business or travel plan consultant, though, you may have particular expertise to share, and so we urge you take a look and let us know what you think. The draft strategy sets out the vision for […]

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‘Morning After’ drink-drive calculator

Alcohol and drugs – in any amount –  will mean you are ‘under the influence’ and will impair your ability to drive safely. This is not about legal limits or whether or not you’d fail a roadside breath or drug wipe test, how much food you’ve had, or what sex/age/weight you are etc. It’s about […]

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Festive celebrations? Plan your journey!

This festive season is, without doubt, going to be very different – and perhaps quite difficult – for a lot of us. How are we going to celebrate in a Covid-safe way? What changes do we need to make to our plans, so that we don’t put ourselves or others at risk? How can we […]

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Top 30 sustainable travel festive gifts

Give the Leeds City Council Influencing Travel Behaviour team the job of coming up with their favourite walking, cycling and public transport gifts and ideas, and goodness me, they deliver! So if you’ve left it a bit late to get a great present, or you need a few last-minute stocking fillers, here are the team’s […]

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Grit, salt, dirt, rain… how to keep your bike clean this winter

Grit, salt, dirt, rain, mud… cycling, especially in winter, can mean putting your bike through some tough conditions, and so it’s important to keep it clean and well-maintained. Cycling will be easier, more enjoyable and safer. You don’t need to be any kind of expert to do this, and it’s pretty straightforward to assemble your […]

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Keep cycling this winter

It might be darker and colder, but there’s no need to for that stop you from enjoying your bike throughout the next few months, whether it’s to fill your panniers with festive goodies, pop out to see a friend or dust off the cobwebs with a winter ride. So whether you’re in line for a […]

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Get comfy with 20mph

When it comes to speed, many people who drive either don’t think they’re at fault or – if they do sometimes go slightly over the speed limit – convince themselves that, for one reason or another, it isn’t a big deal. Most people understand the dangers of excessive high speeds, especially as the risk of […]

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Community Speed Awareness Scheme

Rat-running, habitual breaking of local speed-limits, inconsiderate driving, ignoring 20mph zones, making it feel unsafe for people to walk or cycle… These and many other issues come up when residents raise concerns about how they feel about speed in their neighbourhoods. Leeds City Council and its partners do many different things to tackle speeding, from […]