Mobile phone use and driving

Over the last few years we have all seen increased use of mobile phones. They are now an integral part of our everyday lives, with many of us feeling that we cannot ‘live’ without them. Mobile phones not only allow us to make calls and receive texts but also make it easier to access social … Continue reading Mobile phone use and driving

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

Modeshift STARS

Modeshift STARS is the national schools awards scheme that has been established to recognise schools that have demonstrated excellence in supporting cycling, walking and other forms of sustainable travel. The scheme encourages schools across the country to join in a major effort to increase levels of sustainable and active travel. In order to improve the … Continue reading Modeshift STARS

Project Edward 2019

A DAY WITHOUT FATALITIES ON EUROPE’S ROADS is the aim of Project EDWARD each year. If you were wondering what this is all about, then we can tell you quite simply. Project EDWARD is about bringing people together from across Europe (and beyond) with the common goal of saving lives. This year’s day of action … Continue reading Project Edward 2019

Influencing Travel Behaviour – Autumn 19 Newsletter for Schools

Issue 2 Schools Yorkshire Tour 2019 Well done to all the schools who took part in the Schools Yorkshire Tour 2019. The cycle baton relay aimed at primary, secondary and SEND schools across Yorkshire was originally  created by Leeds City Council to encourage our children and young people to cycle to school whilst improving their … Continue reading Influencing Travel Behaviour – Autumn 19 Newsletter for Schools

September means one thing – School’s Back!

Whether you’re a parent, grandparent, child minder or driver, it’s important that you take extra care on the roads this September and encourage your children to do the same. It’s a well-known fact that the start and end of the school day brings an increase in traffic and congestion around schools. The ‘school run’ is … Continue reading September means one thing – School’s Back!

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