We’ve installed new bicycle and scooter storage in nineteen schools across Leeds, in a project worth £100,000!
The schools gained a total of 162 secure bicycle parking spaces and 200 scooter parking spaces, offering greater security and weather protection.
Schools benefitting from the project include Seacroft Grange Primary School, Ebor Gardens Primary Academy, St Bartholomew’s C of E Primary School, Lane End Primary School, Hugh Gaitskell Primary School, Low Road Primary School, Ingram Road Primary School, Chapel Allerton Primary School and Armley Park Primary School.
If more people cycle or scoot to school, there will be less traffic around the school gates, which will improve air quality for the local community. Studies suggest children who ride their bike or scooter to school are happier, healthier and more engaged in the classroom. That’s why this project aims to make it easier for children to use active and sustainable modes of transport to get to school.
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If your school, workplace or community organisation needs bicycle and scooter storage please email ITB@leeds.gov.uk.