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

The Puncture Fairy

I guess it was going to happen sooner or later. When it did, it was on a sweltering day, when I was at the bottom of a hill, my panniers heavy with shopping, some way still from home. Basically, I’d been cycling with my fingers in my ears. Not literally, of course – that would be unwise, … Continue reading The Puncture Fairy

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

Moving on to secondary School: A road safety guide for parents

For many children, starting secondary school is the time when they experience travelling independently for the first time. You and your child should know when they have the skills and are ready to travel independently and safely, and it is a good idea to start to think about your child’s new journey with them well … Continue reading Moving on to secondary School: A road safety guide for parents

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)