Influencing Travel Behaviour Support for Businesses

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

FREE Family Cycling Festival to Return to Leeds in September

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

Schools Yorkshire Tour 2019

Leeds pupils take part in 200 mile Yorkshire cycle relay Leeds pupils have taken part in the Schools Yorkshire 200 mile cycle relay this week. Pupils from various schools across the city have been transporting the baton from school to school, starting at Guiseley Primary School in the north of the city and finishing at … Continue reading Schools Yorkshire Tour 2019

Summer Road Safety

With all this unsettled weather we’ve been having, it’s hard to know what to do day by day, let alone what to do this summer and planning your family adventures. Whether you are going on a long road trip or just hoping for a few days out over the summer holidays, sometimes travelling with kids … Continue reading Summer Road Safety

Cycle Commuting Leading by Example

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

Speed Indicator Devices (SID)

Many communities across Leeds are concerned about the speed of traffic in their local area and in some cases it has a significant effect on their quality of life. To help address this problem, The Influencing Travel Behaviour (ITB) Team have developed a “Community Speed Awareness” scheme that has already been used with good effect … Continue reading Speed Indicator Devices (SID)

Sharing the road – Looking out and giving space

Over recent years, and particularly since hosting the Grand Depart of the Tour de France in 2014, we have seen a real boom in the number of cyclists in Leeds, both for leisure and commuting purposes. Cycling is increasingly seen as an affordable, convenient way to get around and recognised not only for the benefits … Continue reading Sharing the road – Looking out and giving space

Brake Road Safety Week – Bike Smart

Cycling, as a way of travelling, has become incredibly popular in the last few years and people are making more of an effort to incorporate cycling into their daily lives. Cycling is well known for being one of the healthiest, cheapest and most environmentally friendly forms of transport available. With the theme of this year’s … Continue reading Brake Road Safety Week – Bike Smart