Decision details

Motorcycle/PTW access to bus lanes on the A65 corridor – Trial Evaluation

Reference: D56929

Decision Maker: Director of City Development

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Is Key decision?: No

Is subject to call in?: No


The Chief Officer (Highways & Transportation) was requested to:

a) Note the contents of this report;

b) Approve the continuation of motorcycle access to bus lanes on the A65 as a permanent measure.

c) Consider and overrule the objections that have been received in the course of advertising the Leeds City Council (TRAFFIC REGULATION) (MOVEMENT RESTRICTION) (NO.16) ORDER 2022 (EXPERIMENTAL) A65 KIRKSTALL & LITTLE LONDON & WOODHOUSE MODIFICATION OF EXPERIMENT BUS, TAXI, MOTORCYCLE, & PEDAL CYCLE LANES (WITH FLOW) Experimental Traffic Order (“the ETRO”.

d) Instruct the City Solicitor to make, seal and advertise the ETRO in accordance with the Local Authorities' Traffic Orders (Procedure) (England and Wales) Regulations 1996 Approve making the Experimental Traffic Order permanent.

e) Note the inclusion in Government’s ‘Plan for Drivers’ of a purported commitment to hold a consultation on making motorcycle access to bus lanes the default position across the country.

f) Note that a decision on further roll out of motorcycle access to bus lanes in Leeds, will likely be best taken in conjunction with the Combined Authority as the Transport Authority, and by regard to the commitment in ‘Plan for Drivers’, if it materialises.

g) Note the results of the trial will be reported back to the West Yorkshire Combined Authority.

h) Request the relevant engineer to write to the objectors informing them of the Chief Officer’s (Highways and Transportation) decision.

Wards Affected: Kirkstall; Little London and Woodhouse;

Contact: Vivian Elby, Graduate Transport Planner 0113 378 2727 Email:

Publication date: 14/11/2023

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