With this new addition to its transportation landscape, the City of Leeds is taking a significant step towards a cleaner, more connected and car-independent future.
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By shifting to solar power, the Park and Ride site becomes a key part of Leeds City Council’s strategy to hit carbon zero by 2030 and reduce congestion and pollution in the city centre.
Newly published data confirms the positive trajectory of air quality in Leeds, attributing the improvements to the city's efforts in altering travel behaviours, implementing infrastructure enhancements and promoting cleaner air.
The UK's first fully electric public bike hire service, Leeds City Bikes, is set to launch with an initial fleets of 300 e-bikes, offering residents and visitors a sustainable transportation option and reducing reliance on private cars.
Through Connecting Leeds, Leeds City Council has worked in partnership with local organisations and transport operators to deliver numerous projects that improve transport connectivity across the city.
The Leeds Safe Roads Vision Zero Strategy aims to eliminate road deaths and serious injuries on the city's roads by 2040, in order to make walking, cycling and scooting a safer option to explore the region.
Despite achieving clean air targets without the need for a Clean Air Zone, Leeds City Council is proposing to voluntarily introduce stricter new targets for local air quality that align with WHO guidelines.
The transformation is said to be part of Leeds City Council's goal to improve the attractiveness of walking, cycling and public transport.