Works start on Leeds City Centre Cycle Superhighway

Work has started today (30th October 2017) on the next phase of the CityConnect programme in Leeds City Centre. The works will be carried out in sections, with key dates being:

Section A, 30th October 2017 to Summer 2018 – works to York Street, Marsh Lane, Duke Sreet, Kirkgate and Crown Point Road

Section C, 30th October 2017 to Summer 2018 – works along Wellington Street

Section D, March 2018 to Summer 2018 – works to Queen Street and Park Square East

Due to the nature of the work being undertaken unfortunately some disruption will be uavoidable, however activities have been planned to ensure that any disruption is kept to a minimum.

The Leeds City Centre Cycle Superhighway scheme is part of the Department for Transport (DfT) funded Cycle City Ambition Programme (CityConnect), managed by West Yorkshire Combined Authority. This scheme is being led by Leeds City Council and forms part of a wider ambition to deliver transformational cycling infrastructure across the region.

The Leeds City Centre Cycle Superhighway will provide a high quality segregated link across the city centre, and will link to the Leeds to Bradford Superhighway (CS1) and Leeds to Seacroft  Superhighway (CS2).

The scheme aims to provide full segregation from general traffic at many locations to allow safe and efficient movement by cyclists. These proposals will create a safer and more attractive environment for cycling in Leeds City Centre. The provisions also incorporate improvements and benefits to pedestrians and provision for the enhancement of urban realm.

An Artist’s impression of what Wellington Street will look like after the improvements have been made:

 

For more details on the project please visit: Cyclecityconnect.co.uk/projects/leeds-city-centre-improvements