Connecting Leeds

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1. What is Connecting Leeds? 

Connecting Leeds is our ambition to transform travel in Leeds for people who live, work in and visit the city.

In 2016, we started our biggest-ever transport conversation in which over 8,000 people told us what’s important to them and for Leeds. In response to this we worked with the West Yorkshire Combined Authority and other partners to produce the Leeds Transport Strategy (PDF 3.9MB).

Our plans

We’ve made a good start with cleaner buses, park and ride hubs, major highway improvements, cycling infrastructure, and potential new train stations. But there’s still much more to do, we plan to:

  • create a new Leeds high frequency bus network – over 90 per cent of bus services will run every 10 minutes between 7am and 8pm
  • develop three new rail stations for key development and economic hubs serving Leeds Bradford Airport, Thorpe Park and White Rose
  • provide 2,000 additional park and ride spaces
  • one thousand more bus stops with real time information
  • provide better connectivity across areas, for example between communities along the outer ring road
  • double bus patronage within 10 years from 2016 levels
  • promote more bus operator investment for new, comfortable, and environmentally clean buses
  • link schemes with the emerging plans for the HS2 rail
  • build the East Leeds Orbital Road

Our Vision

Details of our vision for an ambitious, well-connected, healthy city can be viewed in the video on this page.

With strong links into the Leeds City Region economic plan (PDF 1.77MB) to create more jobs and economic output, and Clean Air Leeds to reduce air pollution and protect the health of people in the city – all of this will help achieve our ambitions for Leeds to be prosperous, healthy and the best city to live in.



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DfT strategy bid submission document strategy bid submission document.pdf6157807pdf
Leeds Transport Conversation Main Report Transport Conversation Main Report.pdf4099061pdf
Membership of Advisory Panel of Advisory Panel.pdf62421pdf
Leeds Transport Strategy Transport Strategy.pdf3690271pdf

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