Do you know whether your child's class or school is taking part in The Sustrans Big Pedal, the largest schools’ cycling, walking, wheeling and scooting challenge in the UK? Schools compete to see how many pupils, staff and parents make ‘active journeys’. It’s all happening from 19-30 April, and there are brilliant prizes to be … Continue reading Does your school know about the The Big Pedal (19-30 April)?
Leeds City Council is pioneering a new, free ‘try-before-you-buy’ electric cargo (‘e-cargo’) bike scheme for eco-friendly urban deliveries. Cllr Helen Hayden tries out the new Leeds City Council e-cargo trike. These pedal-assisted e-cargo bikes will allow businesses and other organisations in Leeds to carry larger, heavier loads with ease. They can ‘test the water’ and … Continue reading Borrow an e-cargo bike
When I was very young I lived in Amsterdam, known for its bike-friendly culture, I owned a beautiful red bicycle that took me on many mini adventures! Then, when I was a teenager, we moved to the UK where it was less culturally normal to travel on bikes, and it wasn’t common to see many … Continue reading Nazia shares her ‘back in the saddle’ cycle story for International Women’s Day 2021
This annual city-wide Travel To Work Survey explores the work-related travel habits of people in Leeds. We use it to spot trends and monitor changes, and we take the results into account when planning future work around safe and sustainable travel. We usually run this survey in spring. This year, though, we moved the timeframe … Continue reading Travel To Work Survey 2020 – results
The draft Connecting Leeds Transport Strategy is open for anyone to read and comment on. If you are a business or travel plan consultant, though, you may have particular expertise to share, and so we urge you take a look and let us know what you think. The draft strategy sets out the vision for … Continue reading Businesses: have your say on the draft Connecting Leeds Transport Strategy
Alcohol and drugs – in any amount – will mean you are 'under the influence' and will impair your ability to drive safely. This is not about legal limits or whether or not you'd fail a roadside breath or drug wipe test, how much food you've had, or what sex/age/weight you are etc. It's about … Continue reading ‘Morning After’ drink-drive calculator
This festive season is, without doubt, going to be very different – and perhaps quite difficult – for a lot of us. How are we going to celebrate in a Covid-safe way? What changes do we need to make to our plans, so that we don’t put ourselves or others at risk? How can we … Continue reading Festive celebrations? Plan your journey!
Give the Leeds City Council Influencing Travel Behaviour team the job of coming up with their favourite walking, cycling and public transport gifts and ideas, and goodness me, they deliver! So if you’ve left it a bit late to get a great present, or you need a few last-minute stocking fillers, here are the team's … Continue reading Top 30 sustainable travel festive gifts