Connecting Leeds bus consultation launch images

Here are a selection of images from today's launch of Connecting Leeds, the ambition to transform travel and transport in Leeds. The launch featured the latest buses to be used in the city by First Leeds, Arriva Yorkshire and Transdev being on display for the public to see and tour at Victoria Gardens on The Headrow.

Public consultation is now underway on proposals for bus priority measures on three key routes in Leeds, as well as changes to Armley Gyratory to improve traffic flow and reduce congestion.

For the details on Connecting Leeds and the consultations, go to

Leeds City Council is also currently consulting on proposals to improve air quality in the city. For more information on that go to


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Roger Boyde

Leeds City Council communications,

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Let's clear a few things up


Cyclists and pedestrians are exposed to more air pollution than drivers


Wrong. As well as being better for your health and fitness, evidence shows that cyclists and pedestrians are also less exposed to air pollution than people in vehicles. This is because your air filter probably doesn’t remove pollution from the air it circulates and being on the road itself means that your vehicles is surrounded by exhaust fumes. Pedestrians and cyclists are also less exposed because even 1 metre away from traffic, there is considerably less pollution than on the road itself.


Turning your engine on and off again whilst sat in traffic releases more emissions than leaving it running.


Whether you’re stuck in traffic or just waiting to pick someone up, if you think that your car might be stationary for more than 2 minutes it’s better to turn your engine off than leave it running. Doing so will reduce the amount of gases harmful to our health and the environment that your car emits. It’s an easy way to reduce your own contribution to air pollution!


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