Road Safety Week 2022: Safe Roads for All

November 14-20th is Brake’s Road Safety Week 2022. This year’s message is “Safe Roads for All.” The week is an ideal opportunity to promote life-saving messages of how everyone can contribute towards making our roads safer with a particular emphasis on everyone is right to make safe and healthy journeys on safe roads. Throughout the … Continue reading Road Safety Week 2022: Safe Roads for All

“The most important thing I’ve ever been involved in.” Leaders commit to Vision Zero 2040 at launch event in Leeds

More than 50 invited delegates attended the launch of the Leeds Vision Zero 2050 Strategy and Action Plan in Leeds as part of a week-long Project EDWARD (Every Day Without a Road Death) campaign. See the Leeds Vision Zero 2040 Strategy and Leeds Vision Zero Action Plan Industry experts, politicians, campaigners and representatives from local … Continue reading “The most important thing I’ve ever been involved in.” Leaders commit to Vision Zero 2040 at launch event in Leeds

Launch date announced for Leeds Vision Zero

The Leeds Vision Zero 2040 Strategy - the city's ambition to eliminate fatal and serious road crashes - and first Action Plan (2022-2025) will be launched on Thursday 20 October 2022 at an event at The Carriageworks in Leeds. Invited delegates will have the opportunity to hear from a number of other stakeholders, professionals and … Continue reading Launch date announced for Leeds Vision Zero

Remember, remember, to scoot in September… it’s time to kickstart the new school year with Scootember!

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!

Car Free Day 2022: See all the changes in Leeds

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

10 cycling tips to celebrate 10 years of ‘Cycle to Work Day’

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’

Dangerous driving caught on camera? The police want to see it.

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.

Want a road safety banner for your school?

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?

National Walking Month: What are the benefits of walking?

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?

Streets for People toolkit launched to celebrate Car Free Day

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

Celebrating Bike Week 2021

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