Decision details

Outer Ring Road Cycle Superhighway Design and Cost Report

Reference: D48153

Decision Maker: Executive Board

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Is Key decision?: Yes

Is subject to call in?: Yes


Leeds City Council was successful in securing £3.2m funding from the National Productivity Investment Fund to provide a segregated cycle track on the Outer Ring Road between the Alwoodley Shopping Centre and the A58 at Wellington Hill.  The decision will give the approval needed for the DfT grant to be injected into the Capital Programme and thereby enable the construction of the cycle track.  It will also approve the outline design of the facility.


Further to Minute No. 150, 8th February 2017, the Director of City Development submitted a report which sought approval for proposals regarding the Outer Ring Road Cycle Superhighway and which requested authority to progress delivery of the Phase 1 scheme at a total estimated cost of £3,200 000 to be funded entirely through the Department for Transport’s (DfT) National Productivity Investment Fund grant.


Responding to an enquiry, the Board was advised that the Council would be liable to cover any scheme overspend, however, Members were also provided with further information on the actions which were being taken to mitigate any risks.


Also in response to a Member’s enquiry, the Board was provided with further information on the current provision of cycling facilities and cycle networks in south Leeds, together with the plans in place to develop further cycle schemes in the south of the city.



(a)  That the design and cost to implement the cycle superhighway along the Outer Ring Road between the new ELOR junction at Red Hall and King Lane (as set out in Section 3 of the submitted report and as shown on the drawing number 2018CAP01/LCC/WHT/XX/DR/CH/MI_01 in Appendix 1) be approved; and that authority to incur expenditure of £3,200,000, to be wholly funded from the DfT National Productivity Investment Fund grant, as Phase 1 of the Outer Ring Road cycle superhighway, also be approved;


(b)  That approval be granted for the invitation of tenders for works, as set out in paragraph 6.11 of the submitted report, and subject to the tender sums being within the tendered budget, approval and authorisation be given for the award of the Contract to undertake the construction of the scheme;


(c)  That with reference to the powers contained in Section 66(4) of the Highways Act 1980, approval be given for the relevant lengths of footway shown on the drawing 2018CAP01/LCC/WHT/XX/DR/CH/MI_01 as proposed cycle tracks (detailed within Appendix 1 to the submitted report), to be removed, and that following the removal of the footways, cycle tracks be constructed under the powers contained under the provisions of section 65(1) of the Highways Act 1980 for shared joint use by pedal cyclists and pedestrians;


(d)  That approval be given to delegate the necessary authority to promote cycle track orders, should they be required, with delegated authority being provided to the Director of City Development who would receive reports for progressing any specific cycle track orders from the Chief Officer (Highways and Transportation), with such orders being progressed under the relevant powers in sections 115E, 115F and 115K of the Highways Act 1980 and other related legislation as appropriate;


(e)  That the necessary authority be provided to the Chief Officer (Highways and Transportation) to enable the Chief Officer to receive reports concerning all Traffic Regulation Orders as required, necessary for, and related to the purposes of the scheme, and to also ensure the scheme’s progression.


(Under the provisions of Council Procedure Rule 16.5, Councillor A Carter required it to be recorded that he voted against the decisions referred to within this minute)


Reason Key: Expenditure > £250,000;

Wards Affected: Alwoodley; Cross Gates and Whinmoor; Harewood; Moortown; Roundhay;

Portfolio Holder: Executive Member for Regeneration, Transport and Planning

Other reasons / organisations consulted

Via the Cycle Consultation Forum and direct consultation with Ward Members, statutory consultees and affected residents.


Local Ward Members

Alwoodley Parish Council

West Yorkshire Combined Authority

Residents of affected properties

Contact: Kasia Speakman, Access and Mobility Officer 0113 378 7533 Email:

Report author: Kasia Speakman

Publication date: 26/11/2018

Date of decision: 21/11/2018

Decided at meeting: 21/11/2018 - Executive Board

Effective from: 01/12/2018

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