In February 2018, Leeds City Council launched Connecting Leeds, the new name for the city’s transport strategy. They also launched a consultation on plans to transform the city’s bus network. The first phase of consultation focuses on three key bus routes into the city centre and draws to a close on the 13th of April. The three routes are as follows:
- Bradford to Leeds via Stanningley & Armley
- Alwoodley to Leeds via Moortown and Chapeltown
- Oakwood and Roundhay to Leeds via Harehills & St James’s Hospital
Under the plans, bus priority measures which have proved successful in other areas of the city would be introduced, improving bus journey times and service reliability. Available space on the road network would be maximised to improve efficiency, with enhanced cycling and walking provision also central to the plans.
A second phase of consultation in June will focus on two more bus routes, extending Elland Road Park & Ride and transformational changes in our city centre.
You can also read the booklet explaining more about the scheme and detailing the routes here: