July 2013 - Update
Designs are now available for the Chapeltown to City Centre route which provides a route on Regent Street and Sheepscar Street South with links to Meanwood Road, Chapeltown Road, Scott Hall Road, Mabgate and the A64. We have already consulted considerably on this and we are hoping to progress this in the coming months. Plans are available to view and download on this page. Please see Chapeltown to City Centre Plan1 and Plan 2.
The Highway Network
Cyclists should be able to use all roads (except motorways) regardless of whether they are on an identified cycle route or not. We try to ensure this by thinking about cyclists in every transport related scheme we undertake and by using guidance documents such as LTN 2/08 Cycling Infrastructure Design, which talks about cycle lanes and tracks but also about less obvious features such as what gaps should be left between kerbs at traffic islands, how traffic calming features should look etc.
The Related Pages and External Links sections of this page lead to these guidance documents, plus our annual programme of traffic schemes, which set out what projects the Council will be undertaking this year. There are also links that enable you to report a fault on the Highway, with traffic signals or on footpaths and bridleways.
Leeds Cycle Network
Some roads and tracks may not be on a specific, named cycle route but have been identified as having a particular importance for cyclists. These might be a local road linking two named cycle routes, a track across a field (perhaps to a school), or a busier road which is an important link in the overall network. These routes are continually changing as the cycle network develops, and consultation on them will not take place unless we have an opportunity to progress them. The Leeds Cycle Network plans will be available in the Downloads section soon.
Leeds Core Cycle Network Project (LCCN)
This is our project to provide routes around Leeds specifically for cyclists. They will be given names and will be signed. They may form routes to schools, shops or to leisure opportunities but they are primarily aimed at helping cyclists get into work. We have provided six routes so far and maps can be downloaded from the Cycling and Walking page, linked below.
We are currently reviewing the LCCN to take into account feedback about existing routes, new guidance and best practice from across the country and abroad. User groups have been set up and a programme of consultation is about to begin. If you want to be involved you can -
- Join the Cycling Consultation Forum
- Join the consultation group specific to a particular corridor
- follow the LCCN project on Twitter: @MarkLCCN
- Keep an eye on this webpage. Drawings may be downloaded in the section below, as they become available.
- For general discussion on sustainable travel follow @LeedsTravelWise on Twitter
- Once we have proposals that cyclists can sign up to, we will be carrying out more general consultations on the LCC Talking Point website. See External Links to the right of this page for more information.
The first route to be reviewed will be the A64 York Road Corridor. This was the subject of the recent Cycle City Ambition Bid to the Department for Transport. Draft drawings were produced over a very short timescale and we now want to look at how these can be improved. An introduction to the route and draft drawings can be downloaded below. For more detailed information about the Cycle City Ambition Bid please go to this link or follow the link in the External Links section.