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

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)

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

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.

SCHOOL GATE PARKING PACK

If you have an issue with inappropriate parking outside your school gates at the beginning and end of the school day, and want to reduce the number of children coming to school by car, we have put together the following collection of ideas that could be used to try to reduce the problem.

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?

Cycling with Consideration – Are you ready to cycle?

In Leeds, more and more of us are using cycling as a quick, affordable, and environmentally friendly way to get around. Cycling is not only beneficial to communities and the environment, but also to the health and well-being of the person cycling. A great deal of work is being undertaken in Leeds to increase levels … Continue reading Cycling with Consideration – Are you ready to cycle?