Leeds Cycling Campaign

Working to make Leeds a nicer place to ride a bike.

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  • Leeds New Station Street Improvement Works

    Created by M Stanley // 1 thread

    Improvements to the pedestrian environment at the front of Leeds Station.

    Slightly annoying that this has not come to the Cycle Forum subgroups so this is the first I have seen of it.

    It seems to me more could be done to improve connectivity with cyclepoint. 

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  • Red Hall Bridleway

    Created by M Stanley // 1 thread

    From Leeds City Council

    RE: Declaration of a Public Bridleway at Red Hall at the south western end of the ELOR

    Leeds City Council is considering making a declaration to record the currently permissive bridleway between the Ring Road, Shadwell and Winn Moor Lane (around the perimeter of Leeds City Council’s Red Hall Site) as a Definitive Bridleway and record it on the Definitive Map and Statement.

    I have enclosed a map of the proposed bridleway shown with a solid pink line with cross bars. The section to be dedicated would be between A and B and it will have a recorded width of three metres. The ends of this existing permissive bridleway are to be diverted and improved by the East Leeds Orbital Road and have been included in the Side Roads Order which will enable them to also be recorded on the Definitive Map and Statement. I have attached a map showing the East Leeds Orbital Road, the existing permissive bridleway and the alteration that have been included in the Side Roads Order.

    The East Leeds Orbital Road will also extend the existing permissive bridleway east by providing a public bridleway along its north/ eastern boundary all the way to Barnbow Lane where it will connect to the existing bridleway network and the new/ diverted bridleways within The Springs retail and leisure development. A shared use footway/ bridleway will continue from the western end of the permissive bridleway along the side of the Ring Road/ A6120 to Leeds Bridleway No. 104.

    The claimed footpath across Red Hall Fields from the permissive bridleway to Red Hall Lane has been partially diverted by the Side Roads Order for the East Leeds Orbital Road with a bridge provided over the road. A decision will be taken to divert or dedicate the footpath on the south side of East Leeds Orbital Road will be made when future proposals for this land are decided.

    A Definitive Map Modification Order Application has been made for the claimed footpath that connects between the permissive bridleway and Winn Moor Lane and this is currently being investigated although a decision has not been made.

    I would be grateful to receive any comments that you may have regarding the declaration of the permissive bridleway as a public bridleway within four weeks of the date of this letter, so that they may be taken into consideration. If you require further information please do not hesitate to contact me.

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  • DfT Policy Paper - Inclusive Transport Strategy

    Created by Matthew // 1 thread

    https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/inclusive-transport-strategy

    Lots of interesting stuff about inclusive transport regarding trains, buses, cars, public realm, streets and yes a bit about cycling too. Quotes:

    Shared Space:

    8.11 While we consider CIHT and DPTAC’s recommendations and how to take them
    forward, we are requesting that local authorities pause any shared space schemes
    incorporating a level surface they are considering, and which are at the design stage.
    We are also temporarily suspending Local Transport Note 1/11. This pause will allow
    us to carry out research and produce updated guidance.

    Objectives regarding Cycling:

    • Update Local Transport Note 2/08, which sets out the Department’s guidance to
    local authorities on designing safe and inclusive infrastructure for cyclists, to take
    account of developments in cycling infrastructure since its publication in 2008 and
    the responses to the draft AAP consultation and publish a revised version by early
    2019;
    • By 2020, explore the feasibility of amending legislation to recognise the use of
    cycles as a mobility aid71 in order to increase the number of disabled people
    cycling.

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  • Lawnswood Roundabout and Bus Lanes

    Created by M Stanley // 1 thread

    As part of the connecting Leeds programme of public transport improvement works, the Adel to Leeds route will be improved with bus lanes, cycle lanes, and pedestrian improvements.

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  • South Bank Consultation

    Created by M Stanley // 1 thread

    Via email from Leeds City Council.

    The South Bank Leeds Framework Plan was produced in 2016 to provide guidance for the future development of the South Bank. Three months consultation was undertaken between August and December 2016 which prompted responses from over 2,200 members of the public and numerous partner organisations, businesses, landowners and other stakeholders. This produced over 32,000 comments. The responses have been considered, analysed and a number of changes have been made including strengthening the importance of urban realm, family-friendly design features, the waterfront and culture in the regeneration vision. In addition:

    · We are proposing to adopt the framework as a Supplementary Planning Document

    · The section around HS2 and the station has been updated to include the recently developed Leeds Integrated Station Masterplan

    The draft SPD, consultation statement and supporting documents are available for inspection at www.southbankleeds.co.uk.

    Representations are invited on the SPD until Wednesday 20 December 2017 and should be sent to southbank@leeds.gov.uk or South Bank SPD consultation, Leonardo Building, 2 Rossington Street, Leeds, LS2 8HD or complete a response form / online survey.

    If you would further information please contact southbank@leeds.gov.uk / 0113 378 7719 / 0113 378 5380.

    Yours faithfully

    DF's Signature
    David Feeney
    Head of Forward Planning & Implementation
    City Development

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  • M621 Junctions 1-7 Improvement Scheme

    Created by M Stanley // 1 thread

    Highways England are proposing 'improvements' to junctions 1-7 of the M621.

    The campaign has an interest in this for the following reasons:

    - Forms the southern part of of the inner Leeds ring road, the improvement of which is apparently integral to the removal of through traffic from city square.

    - The M621 currently causes severance to many communities in the south of Leeds.

    Document outlining the possible options is here: https://www.dropbox.com/s/up2fsg85zgmvqtx/N170017_M621%20Booklet_Digital.pdf?dl=0

    Written questionniare (online version available) https://www.dropbox.com/s/6zsgmhpzh7brhka/N170017_M621%20Booklet_Questionnaire.pdf?dl=0

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