As transport is one of the biggest sources of air pollution, we have been working on a number of projects to promote sustainable travel around our city. Here are three easy ways you can help improve air quality in Leeds.
We’re celebrating Bike Week! Cycling UK Bike Week is an annual celebration of cycling, highlighting the simple joy of riding a bike and raising awareness of the benefits to us and the planet. This year, the theme is health and wellbeing. Cycling is a brilliant way to get active and enjoy the outdoors. Not only … Continue reading Celebrating Bike Week 2021
Leeds City Region aims to become a net-zero carbon economy by 2038. Transport (cars in particular) is one of the key offenders in terms of carbon emissions. Fortunately there is one low-tech, low maintenance, environmentally friendly, low-cost, instantly available, carbon-slashing travel tool that many of us could probably make far more use of: our legs! … Continue reading Walking 9 to 5, what a way to keep us living…
Are you taking part in this national five-day event challenges primary school children to walk to school every day for one week? It’s organised by Living Streets, the charity for everyday walking, and this year’s fabulous theme is ‘Super Powers’. Each day of the week, a different comic super hero will highlight how brilliant walking … Continue reading Small steps, BIG outcomes! It’s Walk to School Week (17-21 May)
Schools in Leeds are invited to express their interest in free cycle and scooter storage for pupils and staff. We can pay for and install the following (see below for more). Scooter rackCycle shelterCycle compound If you’re interested, please email us on email@example.com by 7 June 2021 and let us know what your needs are. … Continue reading Free bike and scooter storage for schools
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