Decision details

Transforming Cities Fund: Leeds City Centre Cycling Improvements

Reference: D54264

Decision Maker: Executive Board

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Is Key decision?: Yes

Is subject to call in?: Yes


Executive Board will be asked to:


Note the details of TCF: Leeds City Centre Cycling Improvement project


Give authority to design and deliver the project


Give authority to enter into a funding agreement with the West Yorkshire Combined Authority for £7.06M


Note that the Chief Officer (Highways & Transportation) will be responsible for delivering the project and will consider further reports as necessary to deliver the project


The Director of City Development submitted a report which sought approval for the design and delivery of a package of 6 schemes to provide safe, segregated facilities for cycling and walking around the city centre, with it being noted that these projects would link existing cycle routes together to form a coherent network, facilitating active travel choices and reducing dependency on the private car for short and medium length journeys.



(a)  That the successful delivery of cycle infrastructure across Leeds as part of Leeds City Council’s ambition to encourage active sustainable transport and address the Climate Emergency, be noted;


(b)  That the principle and general layout of the six Transforming Cities Fund - Leeds City Centre Cycling projects, as detailed within the submitted report, be approved;


(c)  That it be noted that the costs of £7.06M to design and deliver the 6 projects detailed in the submitted report will be entirely funded from the Transforming Cities Fund;


(d)  That it be noted that the construction of the detailed projects is expected to begin in early summer 2021 for completion in spring 2023;


(e)  That it be noted that the Chief Officer (Highways and Transportation) will be responsible for the implementation of such matters, and will receive further reports as necessary to facilitate these proposals and will give authority to spend for the individual projects.

Reason Key: Financial Impact>£500K;

Wards Affected: Beeston and Holbeck; Hunslet and Riverside; Little London and Woodhouse;

Portfolio Holder: Executive Member for Climate Change, Transport and Sustainable Development

Other reasons / organisations consulted

Briefings for Executive Member and ward members

Public consultation through Your Voice (Jan – Feb 2021)

Written consultation for statutory consultees

Written consultation with directly affected frontages to follow.


Executive Member for Climate Change, Transport and Sustainable Development

Ward members

Statutory consultees (Police, Fire, Ambulance, WYCA)

General public

Contact: Christopher Way, Traffic Engineer 0113 378 7493 Email:

Report author: Christopher Way

Publication date: 07/07/2021

Date of decision: 23/06/2021

Decided at meeting: 23/06/2021 - Executive Board

Effective from: 03/07/2021

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