What is Walk It Leeds?
Walk It Leeds is a pedestrian wayfinding project, aimed at making it easier for people to find their way around Leeds city centre.
A new series of printed walking maps have been created and around 25 on-street signs have been installed. The Leeds City Centre map, Leeds Waterfront map, and Gay Leeds map and guide are available to print out from the downloads section below, along with easy read versions of the Leeds City Centre map.
Walking is a great way of getting around Leeds city centre. The city is very compact and Leeds City Council have spent over £10million refurbishing the streets to make it more attractive and walkable for visitors.
Walk It Leeds style mapping makes the city easy to understand and easy to navigate, it very clearly shows where you can shop, where to eat and rink and where the main places of interest are.
Previously, there had been a wide variety of street based signs which were confusing to the visitor. The Walk It Leeds on-street signage will provide you with a consistent, integrated wayfinding system making it much easier to find your way around.
QR codes on the side of each sign link you to more information about the Walk It Leeds project and the particular location that you are in. Simple scan these codes with your QR-enabled smartphone.
Eleven more signs will be installed in Spring 2013 to help direct people to the new Arena, which opens next year on Clay Pit Lane.