Cycling and walking are great ways to get around. Why not commute to work on your bike? More and more companies are providing on-site cycle parking and Leeds train station has a cycle point facility where you can park or hire a bike. Cycling is a brilliant form of transport for a range of journeys with the added benefit of getting fit.
Leeds City Centre has plenty to offer from scenic walks to the amazing places where you can shop, eat and drink. You can download a FREE ‘Walk It’ map and directions from this page. Alternatively you can pick up a FREE copy from the Leeds Visitor Centre located in Leeds train station.
Cycling around different areas of Leeds can be fun and educational. Planning your route will make the journey more fun and grow your confidence especially when cycling for the first time in new areas. Leeds cycling maps have been produced by Leeds City Council, specialists and local cyclists. Cycling provides different experiences from peaceful cycling across the towpath at Granary Wharf to the picturesque villages of West Yorkshire. All maps can be downloaded from the documents section on this page alternatively you can pick them up at bike shops, cycling events, or request these FREE maps from address below (please include a stamped address envelope for each map requested).
Highways and Transportation
Improvements are constantly being made to cycling routes across Leeds. Routes are designed to use a combination of cycle lanes, tracks, quiet roads and junctions.
Do you want to be part of the cycling consultation forum? The forum a chance to voice your opinion and to discuss any proposals or problems you are aware of. The forum is held every three months, January, April, July and October, usually on the 2nd Wednesday of the month, but exact dates vary. The date of the next meeting will be posted on this website a minimum of two weeks before it takes place. Meetings are held at Civic Hall. If you can’t attend the meetings but would like to go on the mailing lists for minutes and agendas please use the Contact us section of this page. You can also request minutes of previous meetings using that form.
The City Connect project is one of the biggest cycling schemes, for all, to ever come to Leeds. You can find more information on the City Connect project under the external links section.
In Leeds there is a FREE bikeability scheme that provides vital information and skills for children to allow them to ride their bikes safely and with confidence. The scheme is delivered through Schools, more information can be found on cycling proficiency page.
Leeds is promoting family cycling.
City centre walking
With the refurbishment of streets are areas of the city Leeds has become a very compact city providing attractive walks for residents and visitors. You can find a FREE ’Walk It Leeds’ maps under the documents section. Alternatively, pick up your free copy from Leeds Visitor Centre located at Leeds train station. On the map you will find places to walk, shop, eat and drink, plus the main areas of interest.