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Travel to Work Survey 2020

How do your staff travel to work? Help us find out! SURVEY DEADLINE 15 NOVEMBER 2020 Every year, Leeds City Council runs an important city-wide survey to find out as much as possible about how people get to work, what their commute is like for them, and what would help more people to travel more […]

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“Even one journey by bike is another car off the road”

A Clean Air Day Case Study: Tom Howell, Leeds resident “I live in Leeds and work at a school in Bradford. It was taking me over an hour to get home in the evenings and I was becoming more conscious of the impact of traffic on public health and climate change as well as my […]

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Teachers: do you know about about the Cycle to Work scheme?

If you work at a school, do you normally drive? Have you been toying with the idea of cycling instead? And if you are a parent or carer with a child at school, could you help support teachers to cycle, too? The amazing Leeds City Council ‘Cycle to Work’ scheme is open to teachers and […]

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Running to work clears the air… and the mind

Our next story for World Car Free Day 2020 (22 Sept) is from Pete Dawson, who runs to work once a week for John Sisk & Son I try and run in to work every Friday, it is just under 8 miles and takes about 60 minutes. It helps relax me and get a few […]

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Sally’s adult kick-scooter makes the school run fun

The first of our stories to mark ‘World Car Free Day 2020’ (22 September) comes from Sally Hall, who used the opportunity of working from home to make the school run greener and more active Working from home has really enabled me to make an effort to be more active on the school run. With […]

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What does a Leeds School Street sound like?

What does a Leeds School Street sound like?  

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And then there were 14… Leeds School Streets

Gridlock, short tempers, road danger, pavement parking, stress, blocked driveways and pollution… that’s what it used to be like outside 14 primary schools in Leeds at drop-off and pick-up times. For the pupils, families and staff, getting to school could be an unpleasant and dangerous experience. Not anymore! From September 2020, eight more schools become […]

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Operation SPARC update

Operation SPARC (Supporting Partnership Action to Reduce Road Casualties) is a 6-month pilot project funded by Leeds City Council to address dangerous driving that is most closely linked to fatal and high severity collisions. It is also addressing other anti-social driving, and supports the Council’s ambitions to encourage more people to walk or cycle by […]