Residents urged to leave the car at home

People across the Leeds City Council area are being asked to make one small change to a weekly journey by leaving the car at home and choosing to walk, cycle, or use the bus instead.

Tuesday, 8th June 2021, 10:30 am
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A new Walk it Ride it campaign has launched which aims to get people walking and cycling by encouraging them to choose healthier, greener ways to travel.

Leeds City Council has partnered with the West Yorkshire Combined Authority and local bus companies to design and deliver the new Connecting Leeds campaign.

The campaign will share individual stories of how people can get around without jumping into a car - whether that’s by wheeling, walking, running or even pushing a buggy.

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It will run throughout the summer as part of a long-term push to keep more people walking and cycling as lockdown eases and beyond.

Stories and messages targeted at encouraging more people to use the bus will be shared later in the campaign.

These stories with resource links for walking and cycling are available to view and download from

It comes as traffic data shows car usage in Leeds has already returned to near pre-pandemic levels over the weekends.