A new route, a new Leeds: plan ahead

We are Connecting Leeds by improving travel for people who visit, live and work in the city.

We have a vision for Leeds to be a city where you don’t need a car. Where everyone has an affordable and accessible zero-carbon choice in how they travel.

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Current and upcoming improvement schemes

Some major schemes currently underway or moving into delivery:

  • Leeds City Rail Station - work to create a world-class gateway to the city and significantly improve one of the busiest stations in the north of England is underway, due to complete in 2025
  • Leeds City Square - it has been a long-held ambition to remove through-traffic from City Square and make it a people first environment. We’re making this a reality with construction already underway, due to complete in summer 2023
  • Armley Gyratory - improvements to one of Leeds' busiest roundabouts to help with increased capacity and diverting through traffic out of City Square is currently being delivered, with construction due to complete in winter 2023/24
  • Leeds City Centre cycling schemes – 7km of cycle lanes to be delivered, making it easier and safer to cycle in the city centre

Find out about our completed schemes, and current or recent consultations.

Plan your journey

Planning your journey in advance could help to reduce your time spent in traffic. You should:

  • plan your route and allow extra time when travelling
  • avoid making unnecessary short car journeys
  • avoid the busiest routes and times of day, such as the school run
  • walk or cycle to your destination
  • use public transport instead
  • make use of park and ride schemes, such as Elland Road, Temple Green or Stourton

Helpful tools to help you plan your route include:

Image of City Square in December 2022