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

Walk To School Week – Leaf The Car At Home

Walk to School Week is just around the corner 20th-24th May We want schools in Leeds to part in our 'Leaf The Car at Home' themed week. Find out here how to get your pack and get involved.

SCHOOL GATE PARKING PACK

If you have an issue with inappropriate parking outside your school gates at the beginning and end of the school day, and want to reduce the number of children coming to school by car, we have put together the following collection of ideas that could be used to try to reduce the problem.

You look… but do you see?

Original road safety films highlight ‘inattentional blindness’ What do cymbals, wands, sausages and cartwheels have in common? They all feature in brilliant educational films and podcasts made by Y7 and Y8 students and launched today to help promote road safety. Four groups of young people took part in the project, supported by the Police and … Continue reading You look… but do you see?

Cycling with Consideration – Are you ready to cycle?

In Leeds, more and more of us are using cycling as a quick, affordable, and environmentally friendly way to get around. Cycling is not only beneficial to communities and the environment, but also to the health and well-being of the person cycling. A great deal of work is being undertaken in Leeds to increase levels … Continue reading Cycling with Consideration – Are you ready to cycle?

Seat Belt Safety

Here’s a bit of history…… Can you remember when cars didn’t have seat belts? The Department for Transport have been promoting the use of seat belts since 1973, long before it became compulsory by law to use one. Then in 1983, front seat belt wearing regulations for drivers and passengers (both adult and children) came … Continue reading Seat Belt Safety

Emergency Vehicles and You – Are you Blue Light Aware?

Emergency workers provide an essential service to our communities. It is important that we all have a clear understanding of how to react when presented with an emergency vehicle on blue lights to ensure that they can go about their business unobstructed.

Let’s have a chat about ‘School Gate Parking’

‘School gate parking’ is a phrase that today’s parents, teachers and local residents will hear frequently. It causes so much tension around the ‘school run’ times that many schools report to us incidences of conflict between those who park at the school gate and those who don’t. Whatever your thoughts are on this issue, it … Continue reading Let’s have a chat about ‘School Gate Parking’