Cycle Superhighway 3 – City Centre to Elland Road

This would be the first part of a new Cycle Superhighway between the City Centre and Morley. It will also enable future superhighway routes to connect with the southwest of the City. This would provide residents of the Holbeck, Beeston and Hunslet areas with a safe, direct cycle route into the City Centre.

This Superhighway would start at the junction of Boar Lane and Duncan Street with a proposed southbound contra-flow cycle lane on Lower Briggate and with on carriageway facilities for northbound cycles.  Junction alterations are proposed at the junction of Boar Lane / Duncan Street and The Calls / Bridge End junctions to provide for safe and direct cycle movements.  A two-way, segregated cycleway is proposed on the eastern side of Leeds Bridge which would then extend along the southern side of Meadow Lane.

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Improvements for cycles are proposed at the junction of Meadow Lane and Great Wilson Street in order to ‘hold’ left turning vehicles to allow cycles to proceed safely through the junction.  The two-way, segregated cycleway would then follow the southern side of Meadow Road, crossing to the northern side of the road at the Dewsbury Road junction to follow the northbound off-slip of the M621 at junction 3.  The cycleway would then use an existing ramp to reach Holbeck Moor Road, where a connection is proposed to Dewsbury Road, before passing through Holbeck Moor Park and an existing underpass to reach Elland Road.  The route would join the A643 Elland Road via an existing pedestrian / cycle bridge over the M621 before terminating at the site of the proposed Ice Rink adjacent to the Elland Road Park & Ride.