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