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Have your say: final chance to feed back on issues along Woodhouse Lane

The council and the West Yorkshire Combined Authority are urging people to have their say on travel or place related issues between the city centre and the Hyde Park and Woodhouse areas of Leeds, before the Woodhouse Lane Gateway consultation closes on 19 February. 

Residents, businesses, students and commuters are being asked to identify current issues, what changes they would like to see, and what should be prioritised on the 2km route along Woodhouse Lane and Albion Street from St Mark’s Road to the Headrow in the city centre.

The area covers the route from The Light, Merrion Centre and St John’s Centre towards three of the city’s universities and the southern end of the A660, which links the city centre to Hyde Park, Headingley and is commonly used by those commuting from areas throughout North Leeds and beyond.

The route suffers from a high casualty rate with 98 reported casualties happening since 2016, including 23 serious collisions.

Feedback from the consultation will be used to address the high number of casualties in the area and develop plans for a safer and more welcoming environment. The next stage of consultation will go out to the public later this year.

Councillor Helen Hayden, Leeds City Council's Executive Member for sustainable development and infrastructure, said:

“Thank you to all those who have already had their say in the consultation. We’ve had almost 1,000 contributions so far but we’re looking for more before this round of consultation closes. I’d encourage anyone who frequently travels in the area to let us know what issues they experience so we can prioritise improvements along the route.

“Lots of people already walk, cycle and take the bus, and your feedback is really valuable to develop plans to make it safer to travel in sustainable ways across the city centre and beyond.”

This scheme is being developed by Leeds City Council in partnership with the West Yorkshire Combined Authority.

Tracy Brabin, Mayor of West Yorkshire, said:

"I’d urge people to take this opportunity to have their say and help us shape these plans to improve walking, cycling and bus routes along Woodhouse Lane and into the city centre.

Feedback from those who use our transport routes is vital as we work towards creating a better-connected West Yorkshire.” 

The survey can be completed online at this link before 19 February.  


Posted on 15th February 2024

by Connecting Leeds

Help shape the way you travel along the Woodhouse Lane Gateway

A consultation has launched to ask the public about issues related to transport and place along the Woodhouse Lane Gateway, which connects the city centre to the Hyde Park and Woodhouse areas.

Residents, businesses and anyone that travels along the route are being encouraged to have their say on current issues to help prioritise improvements and make the area a safer and more welcoming gateway for travelling through and spending time in.

Issues could include public transport, how safe you feel when you’re travelling in the area, traffic, and the overall look and feel of the spaces you travel through.

This will be used to inform plans to improve the area as part of a second consultation later in the year.

Find out more and have your say before the consultation closes on 19 February.

Posted on 15th January 2024

by Connecting Leeds

Leeds City Links: consultation update

Thank you for taking the time to complete the Leeds City Links consultation, which ran from 9 October – 19 November 2023. Over 2,000 of you had your say in the survey and we are now analysing the responses received.

We will share the results from the consultation and inform you of the next steps in spring 2024.

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Posted on 21st November 2023

by Connecting Leeds

Have your say on proposals to improve the way you get around the city centre

People that live, work in or visit Leeds are being encouraged to feedback on plans to improve key routes for alternative travel options like walking, wheeling* and cycling.

Proposals aim to improve the design of city centre streets, making Leeds an easier place to get around and creating a more welcoming, safer environment for anyone that visits, or travels through the city.

The consultation focuses on transformations to the north and south of the city centre, extending from Great George Street (near Leeds General Infirmary) to Call Lane, and is part of the council’s ambition to make Leeds a ‘city where you don’t need a car’ to get around, where everyone has an affordable and accessible zero carbon choice in how they travel.

In addition to increasing the opportunities for safer and alternative travel, the consultation focuses on improving key areas in the city with pavement widening, space for greenery and opportunities for street cafés.

The Leeds City Links consultation is part of a wider package of transformational works in the city centre. The closure of City Square has reduced through traffic from the area, which means that surplus road space can be reallocated to safer routes for alternative travel options and spaces to spend time in.

Proposed improvements include:

  • Widened pavements, making it safer and easier to walk around the city centre
  • Safer and easier places to cross the road at key junctions, including the busy Merrion Street junction
  • New crossings for pedestrians and cycle users
  • Opportunities for street cafés along Great George Street
  • Protected cycle track, adding to the existing 10km of existing protected cycle track in the city centre
  • Opportunities for improved greenery along the route
  • Councillor Helen Hayden, Leeds City Council's executive member for sustainable development and infrastructure, said:

    “These new plans to transform the way people get around the city centre will help provide safer routes for alternative travel options for those that live, work in or visit our city.

    “The delivery of major city centre schemes, like the closure of City Square, have helped to reduce general through traffic and free up space for greener and healthier travel choices.

    “Importantly, the plans also make busy junctions in the city centre safer for pedestrians and cycle users, working towards the Vision Zero Strategy of eliminating road deaths and serious injuries on Leeds roads by 2040.

    “I’d urge everyone that uses the area to have their say in the consultation.”

    This scheme is being developed by Leeds City Council in partnership with the West Yorkshire Combined Authority.

    Tracy Brabin, Mayor of West Yorkshire, said:

    “A reliable and inclusive transport network, which prioritises walking, cycling and public transport, is key to our plans for a stronger and better-connected region.

    “This scheme is part of a multi-million-pound package of investment to help us achieve that.

    “Your opinion matters, so please make the most of this opportunity to have your say and shape the proposals.”

    Residents, businesses and anyone that visits the city are encouraged to have their say on proposals before the survey closes on 19 November.

    The survey can be completed online at this link, or by attending drop-in events at:

    Leeds Art Gallery on 24 October, 11:00-13:00, and 13:30-15:00

    Leeds Minster on 1 November, 10:00-13:00, and 14:00-18:00

    *Wheeling incorporates many methods for getting around, including using wheelchairs, mobility scooters, walking aids and travelling with a pram or pushchair.

    Posted on 9th October 2023

    by Elina Luty