Borrow an e-cargo bike

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

Nazia shares her ‘back in the saddle’ cycle story for International Women’s Day 2021

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

Travel To Work Survey 2020 – results

This annual city-wide Travel To Work Survey explores the work-related travel habits of people in Leeds. We use it to spot trends and monitor changes, and we take the results into account when planning future work around safe and sustainable travel. We usually run this survey in spring. This year, though, we moved the timeframe … Continue reading Travel To Work Survey 2020 – results

Businesses: have your say on the draft Connecting Leeds Transport Strategy

The draft Connecting Leeds Transport Strategy is open for anyone to read and comment on. If you are a business or travel plan consultant, though, you may have particular expertise to share, and so we urge you take a look and let us know what you think. The draft strategy sets out the vision for … Continue reading Businesses: have your say on the draft Connecting Leeds Transport Strategy

‘Morning After’ drink-drive calculator

Alcohol and drugs – in any amount –  will mean you are 'under the influence' and will impair your ability to drive safely. This is not about legal limits or whether or not you'd fail a roadside breath or drug wipe test, how much food you've had, or what sex/age/weight you are etc. It's about … Continue reading ‘Morning After’ drink-drive calculator

Top 30 sustainable travel festive gifts

Give the Leeds City Council Influencing Travel Behaviour team the job of coming up with their favourite walking, cycling and public transport gifts and ideas, and goodness me, they deliver! So if you’ve left it a bit late to get a great present, or you need a few last-minute stocking fillers, here are the team's … Continue reading Top 30 sustainable travel festive gifts

Grit, salt, dirt, rain… how to keep your bike clean this winter

Grit, salt, dirt, rain, mud… cycling, especially in winter, can mean putting your bike through some tough conditions, and so it’s important to keep it clean and well-maintained. Cycling will be easier, more enjoyable and safer. You don’t need to be any kind of expert to do this, and it’s pretty straightforward to assemble your … Continue reading Grit, salt, dirt, rain… how to keep your bike clean this winter