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.

Leeds Road Casualty Data 2018

It is almost that time of year when the casualty data from January to December 2018 is released. For those who are not aware, data is collected by the police at the scene of each collision, including location, time, vehicles involved and what they were doing before the collision, along with further details about the people involved.

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?

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’

Tune Into Tyre Safety

October is tyre safety month. Leeds City Council want to spread the word about how important tyre safety is, by reminding drivers of the importance of frequent tyre pressure checks to improve road safety, reduce motoring costs and be kinder to the environment. At the end of March 2018, there were 37.9 million vehicles licensed … Continue reading Tune Into Tyre Safety

Are you a Two Zero Hero? 20mph is now the new speed limit on many local and residential streets in Leeds.

There was once a time when our streets were unrestricted spaces which belonged to no one group or form of transport. They were places where people would stop and have a chat with their neighbours; where kids would be riding their bikes or playing ball games; where families looked out for one another. But most … Continue reading Are you a Two Zero Hero? 20mph is now the new speed limit on many local and residential streets in Leeds.