Leave the car keys behind and scoot the school run for a fun, healthy and active start to the year! Scootember is all about encouraging children to use their scooters for short journeys, whether that’s on the school run, going to after-school activities, or to visit friends and family locally. By swapping short car journeys … Continue reading Remember, remember, to scoot in September… it’s time to kickstart the new school year with Scootember!
If you've been to Leeds recently, you may have noticed some changes as it transforms itself into a city that puts people first. Perhaps you’ve spotted people cycling on the new bike tracks or strolling along widened paths, enjoying new fume-free spaces previously clogged up with traffic. If you’d like to see more, what better … Continue reading Car Free Day 2022: See all the changes in Leeds
Join the UK’s biggest cycle commute event on the 4th of August 2022 to celebrate 10 years of Cycle to Work Day. Whether you’re a new or experienced rider, you could win big by taking to two wheels - Cyclescheme is giving away over £4,000 worth of prizes to this year’s participants. Why cycle, why … Continue reading 10 cycling tips to celebrate 10 years of ‘Cycle to Work Day’
Members of the public in Leeds have sent more than 1,000 clips of dangerous or anti-social driving to the police to review since the start of 2022. Police were able to take further action in relation to more than 70% of the videos they received. Anyone, of any age, can submit footage filmed on any … Continue reading Dangerous driving caught on camera? The police want to see it.
To mark this year’s BRAKE Kids’ Walk on Wednesday 22 June 2022, we’re offering primary schools in Leeds the chance to design their own weatherproof outside banner with a road safety message. You can hang your banner on railings or on a wall at your school. All you need to do is get creative... You … Continue reading Want a road safety banner for your school?
Every year, air pollution causes up to 36,000 deaths in the UK, making it one of the largest environmental health risks we face. Events to celebrate Clean Air Day are taking place across Leeds. Keep reading to find an event near you…
May is National Walking Month. The UK charity for everyday walking, Living Streets, is encouraging everyone to #Try20 - and walk for at least 20 minutes every day in May. The evenings are getting lighter, the weather is getting warmer and it’s the perfect time to get outside and get walking. More walking means fewer car journeys, … Continue reading National Walking Month: What are the benefits of walking?
Living Streets National Walking Month is set to return this May, and we’re delighted to be partnering with Rachael Unsworth to offer an exciting programme of free walking tours throughout the month. Keep reading to find out more about each tour and book your free ticket.
It’s the last chance to have your say on plans to transform road safety in Leeds, as the public consultation ends on Sunday 24 April!
Electric cargo bikes are electric bikes with a large storage area that can be used to transport almost any load, from construction materials to food and drink. Businesses in Leeds can trial an electric cargo bike for up to three months free of charge. What are the benefits? Keep reading to find out…
The law has changed. It is now illegal to use hand-held mobile phones while driving or riding a motorcycle. Keep reading to find out more.
We've partnered with West Yorkshire Police to bring more BikeRegister events to Leeds, making it easier than ever to keep your bike safe. Keep reading to find an event near you.
Have your say on our ambitious plans to eliminate deaths and serious injuries on roads in Leeds. Keep reading to find out more about the new road safety strategy and how you can shape the proposals.
We organise BikeRegister events at schools, workplaces and community events across Leeds. Keep reading to learn more about BikeRegister and find our next event.
The Highway Code was updated on Saturday 29 January to improve road safety and make active travel an attractive alternative to driving. Keep reading to learn more.
The annual Travel To Work Survey explores the work-related travel habits of people in Leeds. Keep reading for the 2021 results.
Whether you got a new bicycle for Christmas or you’ve made a new year’s resolution to cycle to work, it’s a great time to start cycling. Keep reading for a few tips to help you stay warm, dry and safe.
The schools will gain a total of 162 secure bicycle parking spaces and 200 scooter parking spaces, offering greater security and weather protection...
As the days get darker and colder, driving conditions become more challenging. Breakdowns and collisions are more common at this time of year. Keep reading for our advice on how to drive safely this winter.
November 15 – 21 is Road Safety Week, a campaign inspiring thousands of schools, organisations and communities to take action on road safety and shout out for our right to make safe and healthy journeys every day.
The Travel to Work Survey 2021 is now live! Open until Tuesday 30 November, the survey helps us identify commuting trends and informs transport investment decisions. Get involved for the chance to win a £50 voucher.
Westgate Primary School in Otley has been awarded a gold school travel award, in recognition of its commitment to active and sustainable travel. Well done!
Car sharing means fewer privately owned cars, and so less congestion and less environmental impact. Karshare has launched in Leeds, providing more options for renting vehicles.
Last week we hosted a street party to celebrate Car Free Day and launch the new Streets for People toolkit. Thanks to everybody who attended!
Bike to School Week celebrates the benefits of active travel for children. It’s a great opportunity to highlight the positive impact cycling and scooting have on children’s health and wellbeing, as well as the environment.
We've launched a brand new Streets for People toolkit as communities across Leeds celebrate World Car Free Day. The new toolkit explains how to close your road temporarily during daylight hours so you and your neighbours can use the space on your doorstep in other ways. The helpful guide will make it easier for you … Continue reading Streets for People toolkit launched to celebrate Car Free Day
It's time to kickstart the new school year with Scootember! This month we’re visiting schools all over Leeds to provide child-friendly scooter training. Click here to find our why we love scooting.
Improving road safety is a key priority for Leeds City Council. For National Road Victims Month this August, we’re highlighting some of the support services available to people affected by road collisions and the work we’re doing to make our roads safer...
To celebrate Cycle to Work Day, our BikeRegister team will be at Leeds Trinity. Visit us at 8am - 10:30am...
Apply now for FREE scooter storage so you can join in with Scootember 2021...
With the summer holidays almost over, it’s time for Year 6 children to say goodbye to primary school and get ready for a fresh start. Help your child plan how to get to their new school safely with our handy tips and resources....
To celebrate Clean Air Day, double Olympic champion and Leeds Active Travel Ambassador, Alistair Brownlee, tried out one of our new e-cargo bikes.
As transport is one of the biggest sources of air pollution, we have been working on a number of projects to promote sustainable travel around our city. Here are three easy ways you can help improve air quality in Leeds.
Commuters in Leeds can now borrow an electric bike free of charge for up to two weeks as part of a new initiative to promote sustainable travel. Want to learn more? Meet Stephen…
We’re celebrating Bike Week! Cycling UK Bike Week is an annual celebration of cycling, highlighting the simple joy of riding a bike and raising awareness of the benefits to us and the planet. This year, the theme is health and wellbeing. Cycling is a brilliant way to get active and enjoy the outdoors. Not only … Continue reading Celebrating Bike Week 2021
This week we’ve been celebrating Walk to School Week 2021, hosted by Living Streets. Today, the theme is Super Safe! Leeds City Council works on a number of projects designed to make walking to school safer. Keep reading to find out more...