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Mobile phone use and driving

Over the last few years we have all seen increased use of mobile phones. They are now an integral part of our everyday lives, with many of us feeling that we cannot ‘live’ without them. Mobile phones not only allow us to make calls and receive texts but also make it easier to access social […]

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Tyre Safety Month 2019

1st – 31st October 2019 Look who’s talking This year the Influencing Travel Behaviour Team are supportinh Tyre Safety month. We want to spread the word about how important tyre safety is, by reminding drivers of the importance of frequent tyre pressure checks to improve road safety, reduce motoring costs and be kinder to the […]

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Modeshift STARS

Modeshift STARS is the national schools awards scheme that has been established to recognise schools that have demonstrated excellence in supporting cycling, walking and other forms of sustainable travel. The scheme encourages schools across the country to join in a major effort to increase levels of sustainable and active travel. In order to improve the […]

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Influencing Travel Behaviour – Autumn 19 Newsletter for Schools

Issue 2 Schools Yorkshire Tour 2019 Well done to all the schools who took part in the Schools Yorkshire Tour 2019. The cycle baton relay aimed at primary, secondary and SEND schools across Yorkshire was originally  created by Leeds City Council to encourage our children and young people to cycle to school whilst improving their […]

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September means one thing – School’s Back!

Whether you’re a parent, grandparent, child minder or driver, it’s important that you take extra care on the roads this September and encourage your children to do the same. It’s a well-known fact that the start and end of the school day brings an increase in traffic and congestion around schools. The ‘school run’ is […]

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Yorkshire 2019 UCI Road World Championships Education Pack

Calling all teachers! A new Education Pack is now available for the World Road Racing Championships The Yorkshire 2019 UCI Road World Championships Education Pack is a free, curriculum-linked resource which has been produced by the race organisers in partnership with EdComs to inspire primary and secondary students to get involved in the action and […]

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Changing how we travel to school

In July 2018 Leeds City Council started the ongoing two year Air Quality School Programme. This programme aims to help raise air quality issues outside 30 schools in Leeds whilst promoting sustainable travel to school

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The Puncture Fairy

I guess it was going to happen sooner or later. When it did, it was on a sweltering day, when I was at the bottom of a hill, my panniers heavy with shopping, some way still from home. Basically, I’d been cycling with my fingers in my ears. Not literally, of course – that would be unwise, […]