Leeds City Council has declared a climate emergency and is committed to making Leeds a net-zero city by 2030. Road transport is the biggest source of outdoor air pollution in Leeds. While invisible, polluted air is the largest environmental risk to our health and can impact the most vulnerable in our society the most.
That’s why we’re working closely with Clean Air Leeds to make it easier to choose sustainable modes of transport, such as cycling, walking or public transport. We’re encouraging healthier, greener travel by installing new cycle lanes, working with schools and businesses to promote sustainable travel and hosting Bike Register pop-ups around Leeds.
It’s not always possible to go car-free, but you can make these journeys more sustainable by using electric vehicles. Enterprise Car Club have a range of fuel-efficient, hybrid and electric vehicles available to rent.
The School Streets scheme restricts traffic outside primary schools at opening and closing times. This encourages families to walk, scoot or cycle to school. This scheme significantly reduces congestion around the school gates, improving air quality for the local community.
Use the School Streets Map to find out which schools are part of the scheme, and an alternative parking spot with a safe walking, cycling or scooting route.
We’re planning to expand the scheme to other suitable schools. To find out more email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
We’re encouraging people to cycle by creating new cycle lanes, providing adult cycling training and organising Bike Register pop-ups around Leeds. Bike Register is a national cycle database that helps protect bikes from theft and helps the police to reunite stolen bikes with their owners. If you love cycling and want to cycle to work, but are worried about your bike getting stolen while you’re in the office, this is the perfect solution. Olympic champion and Leeds Active Travel Ambassador recently launched the scheme in Leeds…