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I cycle quite a lot and anecdotally there’s been a big increase. The back road from otley to likely was packed the other week. Quite a few haven’t figured out that the superhighway is mainly one way yet though which is a bit of a worry.

hopefully the council implement some decent measures soon.
 

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A big loss of what was once a big name in Leeds transport, Wallace Arnold which has collapsed alongside other brands such as National Holidays and Shearings within the Specialist Leisure Group which had collapsed into administration yesterday: Travel firm collapses with loss of 2,500 jobs



Certainly highlights the difficulties in the travel and tourism sector and I can expect many other failures in future. Also I recall there being a lot of acrimony when Shearings bought Wallace Arnold back in the 1990s which had resulted in the loss of jobs in Leeds and the Wallace Arnold name from coaches. I also wonder if Wallace Arnold ever considered running scheduled bus services in Leeds perhaps in competition with Yorkshire Rider post bus de-regulation in the 1980s?
 

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hopefully the council implement some decent measures soon.
Like very, very soon. Sorry, but Leeds are totally missing the boat on this one. The Council keep proudly displaying their photo of the bollards on Mill Hill as their contribution to all of this, meanwhile other major cities are creating miles and miles of (for now) temporary cycle lanes and creating more pedestrian space. There's currently huge public appetite for making changes to the way they travel around their city but they'll only do so if the infrastructure is in place. And I should again stress, this is about the city as a whole, not the city centre which already has relatively good pedestrianisation.

Every day, the roads are getting busier and I fear if something isn't done soon then old habits will quickly return and the golden opportunity lost. Once again the Council seems to be very good at talking the talk - their map calling for ideas from residents is awash with hundreds of submissions - but if this doesn't rapidly turn into something physical, it's largely just another PR exercise. I appreciate all of this will need to be funded in some way, but at this stage all we're talking is temporary infrastructure via cones and signage. Let's hope something is going to materialise in the next week or so.
 

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Like very, very soon. Sorry, but Leeds are totally missing the boat on this one. The Council keep proudly displaying their photo of the bollards on Mill Hill as their contribution to all of this, meanwhile other major cities are creating miles and miles of (for now) temporary cycle lanes and creating more pedestrian space. There's currently huge public appetite for making changes to the way they travel around their city but they'll only do so if the infrastructure is in place. And I should again stress, this is about the city as a whole, not the city centre which already has relatively good pedestrianisation.

Every day, the roads are getting busier and I fear if something isn't done soon then old habits will quickly return and the golden opportunity lost. Once again the Council seems to be very good at talking the talk - their map calling for ideas from residents is awash with hundreds of submissions - but if this doesn't rapidly turn into something physical, it's largely just another PR exercise. I appreciate all of this will need to be funded in some way, but at this stage all we're talking is temporary infrastructure via cones and signage. Let's hope something is going to materialise in the next week or so.
Major new super cycleway being built next to the Ring Road in the north of the city right now.
 

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Probably no surprise, but looks like rail travel will be off the cards for most for medium-term future. We're likely looking at no evening service and pre-reservation only seats, the number of which will of course be dramatically reduced to maintain social distancing. Not sure what 'medium-term' means exactly, but I'm guessing until at least July / August, or beyond.

Would be nice to open up the line, from crossgates to wetherby.
 

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Major new super cycleway being built next to the Ring Road in the north of the city right now.
it's roads like Scott Hall, Harrogate Rd, Chapeltown Rd, Easterly Rd, Roundhay in the north that really need decent cycling provision. the ring road provision does bugger all for those of us who would like to commute by bike but don't feel safe.
 

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Like very, very soon. Sorry, but Leeds are totally missing the boat on this one. The Council keep proudly displaying their photo of the bollards on Mill Hill as their contribution to all of this, meanwhile other major cities are creating miles and miles of (for now) temporary cycle lanes and creating more pedestrian space. There's currently huge public appetite for making changes to the way they travel around their city but they'll only do so if the infrastructure is in place. And I should again stress, this is about the city as a whole, not the city centre which already has relatively good pedestrianisation.

Every day, the roads are getting busier and I fear if something isn't done soon then old habits will quickly return and the golden opportunity lost. Once again the Council seems to be very good at talking the talk - their map calling for ideas from residents is awash with hundreds of submissions - but if this doesn't rapidly turn into something physical, it's largely just another PR exercise. I appreciate all of this will need to be funded in some way, but at this stage all we're talking is temporary infrastructure via cones and signage. Let's hope something is going to materialise in the next week or so.
Good post.

unfortunately the council, as with Metro /WYCA are very good at organising consultations and producing myriads of ‘best city’, ‘leading‘ and ‘world class’ labelled documents, the actual delivery over the last two decades has been underwhelming at best. Super tram, trolleybus, bus contracts etc etc have all failed to materialise and things like city park etc have been extremely slow. That’s before we even mention the Chinese gate, still presumably in storage after 20 years:censored:

Hopefully the recent connecting Leeds works allied with some clear improvements to the station are the start of things changing for the better but there is a long, long way to go to match implementation to ambition.
 

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Major new super cycleway being built next to the Ring Road in the north of the city right now.
Whilst not against new cycling infrastructure surely this new cycle lane on the A6120 Leeds Outer Ring Road between Moortown and Seacroft is impeding any potential future dualling of the A6120 which I can envisage become busier when the East Leeds Orbital Road has been built especially with a stretch of single carriageway sandwiched between two long stretches of dual carriageway. Also I agree that I would have thought that there should be more cycle infrastructure on radial routes where room is available.

On another thought regarding the outer ring road i would have thought that something really does need doing on the stretch of the A6120 Leeds Outer Ring Road between Horsforth and Pudsey which really could do with full dualling especially to replace an unsafe three lane road, as it marks the only crossing of the River Aire between Apperley Bridge and Kirkstall, to tie-in with a potential link road to Leeds Bradford Airport and as there has been a lot of house building at locations such as Mulberry Manor in Farsley and Horsforth Vale.
 

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The proposed works to widen the A650 Tong Street in Bradford between the A650 / A651 Westgate Hill Street junction and Knowles Lane and to upgrade the A647 / A6120 Dawsons Corner roundabout in Pudsey have been delayed while a funding bid is decided: Two major road schemes await funding decision

Hope the above two schemes aren't delayed by too much as they and many other schemes are needed to improve transport around West Yorkshire.
 
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