Participants

Contact & Activities

Participating city

Leeds
798.786 inhabitants

Local contact

Influencing Travel Behaviour
Rachael Elliott
Merrion House
Merrion Centre
LS2 8BB

Participation 2021

The participant is committed to:

Organising a week of activities, taking into account the focal theme.
16 September
Encouraging all Leeds' organisations to hold events and activities promoting Car Free Day, Scootember training and events taking place in schools, promotion of and encouraging residents to apply for Play Streets and (hopefully) Streets for People.
17 September
Encouraging all Leeds' organisations to hold events and activities promoting Car Free Day, Scootember training and events taking place in schools, promotion of and encouraging residents to apply for Play Streets and (hopefully) Streets for People.
18 September
Encouraging all Leeds' organisations to hold events and activities promoting Car Free Day, Scootember training and events taking place in schools, promotion of and encouraging residents to apply for Play Streets and (hopefully) Streets for People.
19 September
Encouraging all Leeds' organisations to hold events and activities promoting Car Free Day, Scootember training and events taking place in schools, promotion of and encouraging residents to apply for Play Streets and (hopefully) Streets for People.
20 September
Encouraging all Leeds' organisations to hold events and activities promoting Car Free Day, Scootember training and events taking place in schools, promotion of and encouraging residents to apply for Play Streets and (hopefully) Streets for People.
21 September
Encouraging all Leeds' organisations to hold events and activities promoting Car Free Day, Scootember training and events taking place in schools, promotion of and encouraging residents to apply for Play Streets and (hopefully) Streets for People.
22 September
As above plus Leeds City Council are hosting an event on the newly pedestrianised Cookridge Street promoting Car Free Day with information about Travel and Transport and Air Quality projects.
Carrying out a Car-Free Day event by closing one or more streets to traffic, and opening it to pedestrians, cyclists and public transport. This should preferably happen on 22 September to mark your town or city as part of World Car-Free Day.
Zone opened to residents on Car-Free Day:
Cookridge Street (permanently closed to motor vehicle traffic in the last 12 months as part of a bigger £1.7m project to create new public space in the city centre. This street now features seating, greenery and a new cycle path and is used as an event space).
Implementing one or more new permanent measure(s), which contribute(s) to modal transfer from private car to environmentally sound means of transport.
Permanent measures implemented this year:
New or improved bicycle facilities
  • Improvement of bicycle network (creation of new lanes, extension, renovation, signposting etc)
  • Improvement of bicycle facilities (parking, locks etc)
Pedestrianisation
  • Create or enlarge pedestrian streets
  • Improvement of infrastructure (new foot bridges, pavements, road crossings, zebra crossings etc)
  • Extension or creation of new greenways
Public transport services
  • Improvement and extension of the public transport network (creation of HOV lanes for public transport modes, new stops, new lines, reserved areas etc)
  • Improvement and extension of the public transport services (express services, increase frequency etc)
  • Use of ecological vehicles for public transport fleets
  • The development of accessible transport services for all
Traffic calming and access control scheme
  • Speed reduction programmes in zones near schools
  • Create park and ride stations
Accessibilities
  • Create the tactile pavements
  • Create wheelchair ramps
  • Lowering of pavements
  • Enlargement of pavements
  • Elaboration of sound devices in traffic lights
  • Launch of accessibility plans
New forms of vehicle use and ownership
  • Launch of online car-pooling and car-sharing schemes
  • Use of clean vehicles
  • Charging points for electric vehicles
Freight distribution
  • Use of clean vehicles
  • Introducing cargo bikes
Mobility management
  • Adoption of workplace travel plans
  • Adoption of school travel plans
  • Create/establish mobility centers and on-line information services (eg travel planner)
  • Launch of awareness-raising campaigns
  • Elaboration of educational materials
  • Development of travel plans / mobility plans in consultation with local stakeholders
  • Provision of incentives and bonuses to employers
  • Development of systems and equipment for measuring air quality in public places