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Two new online maps have been launched to help Blue Badge holders and other road users navigate around Leeds city centre as major road improvements are carried out and completed.
Current traffic restrictions and access for motorists:
The restrictions map above shows which city centre roads have restricted access and at what times. Where there are no restrictions at any time, roads are shown in green. However, others including The Headrow, Vicar Lane and Call Lane restrict access to certain road users at specific times of the day.
Disabled/Blue badge city centre parking:
The blue badge spaces map showcases a total of 111 disabled/blue badge parking spaces available in 21 locations across the city centre. Access routes are shown on the map in blue, whilst the exit routes are shown in yellow.
Following consultation earlier in 2019 focusing on plans for The Headrow area of the city, Connecting Leeds can now share plans for the south and east of the city centre including:
These proposals are part of Connecting Leeds transport strategy for the city. We believe these proposals will:
Last summer’s feedback on the initial concepts to improve the city centre was positive. Over three quarters of those responding felt positively about the plans with 85% supporting plans for The Corn Exchange area. These proposals now further developed address bus service reliability, cycle safety, accessibility, pedestrian comfort, more greenery and quality of the public realm.
Please take a look at the proposals here and let us know what you think before the 4th November 2019.
If you have questions or want to talk to members of our team about the plans come along to our drop-in event at the Corn Exchange on Monday 14th October, 3.30-7.30pm. Other opportunities to view these plans are available, with smaller events at Leeds Bus Station from 10am to 1pm on Tuesday 22 October, and 3pm to 6pm on Thursday 24 October.
If you are interested in hearing the latest news then please sign up for updates here .
Please also look at plans to improve the bus station at this link.
Consultation on our latest plans for The Headrow, Cookridge Street, New Briggate, Vicar Lane, Park Row and Infirmary Street closes at midnight on Friday 12th April - don't miss your chance to have a say!
Thank you if you have already provided feedback. If you haven't, please take a look at the proposals here and let us know what you think.
Once the consultation closes we will collate all the feedback and use this to refine the schemes we plan to develop. Our recommendations will then be presented to Leeds City Council’s Executive Board who will consider all the available evidence and make the final decision on the scheme to be implemented. A contractor is in place and we hope to begin construction of the scheme in Autumn 2019.
We will be back later in the year with plans for other parts of the city centre!
Our latest plans for The Headrow, Cookridge Street, New Briggate, Vicar Lane, Park Row and Infirmary Street are now available online.
Following our consultation last year we have considered your feedback on our initial ideas and undertaken further design and analysis. We believe these proposals will:
Please take a look at the proposals here and let us know what you think before the 12th April 2019.
If you are interested in proposals for other parts of the city centre then please sign up for updates here . We will have more exciting proposals following later in the year.
This phase of the consultation of the future of transport in Leeds closes at 8AM on Saturday morning.
So far this week people have added a further 250 comments to the websites - don't miss the chance to make your voice and the voices of your community heard.
You can reach all the consultation websites by clicking here and going to the consultation Home Page .
Please visit the consultation websites and spread the word through social media by clicking on the buttons below. Thank you!
We have had over 6,000 contributions to this consultation and there is still a little time in which to have your say.
Reminder that consultation on these proposals closes on 3rd August so please make sure you have submitted all the feedback you want to provide by this date and shared the sites and this Newsletter.
After the consultation closes we will be working hard to collate and analyse all the feedback provided. A report will be published in due course summarising the results and how people feel about the proposals. All the feedback we have received will inform any ongoing work on each of the proposals.What happens next
Over the next 12 months the proposals for the different locations are likely to progress at different speeds with some moving more quickly towards a preferred solution with more detailed designs. This is because the funding available from the Department for Transport for this scheme must be spent by the end of March 2021. There are also logistical and practical challenges and Leeds City Council need to ensure any construction work is phased across the city.
The proposals for most locations will be subject to further rounds of consultation on more detailed proposals. Construction on some schemes may begin in early 2019. We will let you know when there is further information available.Please help us with this final push:
Current consultation period extended to Friday 3rd August
In order to give the public and other stakeholders more time we have decided to extend the deadline for this particular round of consultation by 7 days to Friday 3rd August 2018.
Connecting Leeds team hosting final summer events
The Connecting Leeds team have been out on the street talking to members of the public about the plans to transform the bus network and Leeds city centre.
A team of outreach specialists have been on the streets of Leeds handing out over 25,000 leaflets, flyers and posters to members of the public encouraging them to take part.
On Sunday 15 July shoppers, visitors and tourists were invited into a pop up park to relax and take part in the consultation. A huge double sided screen was used to present concept designs demonstrating what the city centre could look like if the proposals are delivered.
Final push for help promoting engagement
The Connecting Leeds team need your help promoting the engagement. We want everyone in Leeds to have their say on the future of transport in Leeds. Here are a few ways you can help;
The consultation on the future of transport in Leeds continues and we are asking residents and people travelling to and from Leeds to help shape the plans. We recently posted new sections of the plans for consultation: you can see what others have already said and add you voice.
Make sure to click here to check out the proposals for Leeds city centre including the Corn Exchange, Headrow and several other key gateways into the city centre.
There are also proposals relating to Elland Road Park and Ride and the routes into Leeds from Adel and from Wakefield - click here to see all the proposals .
You can also click here to use the Heatmap to highlight additional opportunities and issues to help us develop schemes to delivery quicker bus journeys and more reliable services.
Please help us promote awareness and engagement by telling your friends, family and co-workers about the consultation which ends on the 27 July 2018. Use the "share" button below!