Tag Archives: active travel

Leeds welcomes careful drivers

Welcome to Yorkshire chief executive Gary Verity claimed this week: “We want to make Yorkshire the European capital of cycling. This isn’t just a one-off, there are other international races we want to see happening in Yorkshire and we want … Continue reading

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Harrogate Road Consultation Revisited: A Correction re Carriageway Width

In response to the blog published yesterday, the Chief Executive of the Council has responded questioning my “assertion that the road is 25m wide,”, continuing, “This is not the case, the width of the carriageway is the key constraint in … Continue reading

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Leeds City Council’s Harrogate Road Consultation – Conspiracy against Cycling?

Increasing the number of people cycling, as part of a sustainable transport strategy, is known to be good for the health, economy, and environment of any city.  Cycle-friendly planning is good for property values, retail vitality, local businesses, and “agglomeration”, … Continue reading

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‘Peak Car’ in the motorway city of the seventies?

Back in November last year, the media switched on briefly to the big news that, for the first time since the 1973 oil crisis, car use in the UK was decreasing.  2008 was the first year to show a decrease, … Continue reading

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Once more around the Loop, dear friends

Michael Macintyre made fun of Leeds’ Loop Road in a recent stand up sketch –and with good reason (though one might ask why, if he could see the theatre from his hotel, he felt the urge to drive to it … Continue reading

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