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…
Do you have high numbers of employees who travel to work by car? Do you want to try and reduce this number? Or to improve safety for those who drive, their passengers, or other road users including pedestrians and cyclists? Leeds City Council’s Influencing Travel Behaviour team can offer advice, activities, events and resources to … Continue reading Influencing Travel Behaviour Support for Businesses
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
Leeds City Council has launched a £150,000 fund to help employers in Leeds support sustainable travel and reduce emissions. The scheme will help tackle air pollution and protect the health of everyone in Leeds by allocating grants to the best proposals submitted that will reduce the use of diesel or petrol vehicles amongst staff, service users or … Continue reading New fund announced to help Leeds organisations support sustainable travel
British Cycling and HSBC UK have announced that they will be returning to be Leeds in September following the success of last year’s free, family cycling event. HSBC UK Let’s Ride Leeds (formerly HSBC UK City Ride) will take place on Sunday 1 September, when city centre roads will be closed to motor traffic to … Continue reading FREE Family Cycling Festival to Return to Leeds in September
This blog takes a closer look at cycle commuting within Leeds City Council. We discuss how cycling has been embraced by some of its employees as we wanted to find out why people chose to cycle to work and what impact it has on their day. Leeds, like many other leading cities, has ambitions … Continue reading Cycle Commuting Leading by Example
Clean Air Day We all keep hearing the words ‘Clean Air’ and ‘Clean Air Day’ being mentioned, but who really knows what it’s about? The ITB team will hopefully be able to provide the basics and give you some advice about how you can play your part in looking after the environment. Clean Air Day … Continue reading Clean Air Day (2018)