Issue details

Leeds Public Bike Hire Scheme

The Connecting Leeds Transport Strategy sets out the reasons for, and benefits of, increasing cycling in Leeds.  The Leeds public bike hire scheme will provide everyone who travels in Leeds (be they residents, workers or visitors) with an opportunity to access a network of electric bikes and to use those bikes as an alternative to other modes of travel particularly for short distance trips.

Subject to the West Yorkshire Combined Authority allocating capital funding for the project, the Council commences procurement to secure a commercial partner to deliver and operate the scheme.

That the key financial risks and the ways to manage them are noted, and that the Board endorses the proposal to establish a revenue contingency pot.

Decision type: Key

Reason Key: Financial Impact>£500K;

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Notice of proposed decision first published: 11/01/2022

Decision due: 9 Feb 2022 by Executive Board

Lead director: Director of City Development

Department: City Development

Contact: Lynsey McGarvey, Principal Transport Planner 0113 378 4157 Email:

Consultation process

Internal and external consultation will be undertaken in early 2022.  Early conversations with external stakeholders have demonstrated that there is a high level of support for a public bike hire scheme in the city.



Executive Member Infrastructure and Climate

Ward Members

City Centre Management

Highways & Transportation


Building Control (Access issues)

Planning for Growth

Economic Development

Health & Wellbeing

Parks & Countryside

Active Leeds Development 

Communications & Marketing

Connecting Leeds


Procurement & Commercial Services

Equality Team



West Yorkshire Combined Authority



Network Rail

Leeds Cycle Forum

Leeds Access and Usability Group

Emergency Services

Leeds Bike Mill




Portfolio Holder: Executive Member for Infrastructure and Climate


Agenda items


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