Leeds Schools Get £100,000 Of New Bicycle And Scooter Storage

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Nineteen schools across Leeds are receiving new bicycle and scooter storage, in a project worth £100,000.

The schools will gain a total of 162 secure bicycle parking spaces and 200 scooter parking spaces. The project uses active travel funding allocated to Leeds City Council and West Yorkshire Combined Authority from the Department for Transport.

Chapel Allerton Primary School and Armley Park Primary School are the latest schools to benefit from the project. The new storage facility offers greater security and weather protection.

Other schools include Seacroft Grange Primary School, Ebor Gardens Primary Academy, St Bartholomew’s C of E Primary School, Lane End Primary School, Hugh Gaitskell Primary School, Low Road Primary School, and Ingram Road Primary School.

The active travel fund supports local authorities to improve cycle and walking infrastructure. This project aims to make it easier for children to use active and sustainable modes of transport to get to school.

Leeds City Council runs a programme of active travel and road safety workshops for schools and community groups. The training develops children’s skills and confidence so they can walk, cycle or scoot to school and use the new storage facilities.

These initiatives contribute to the Connecting Leeds transport strategy and help to create a city where you don’t need a car.

If your school, workplace or community organisation needs bicycle and scooter storage, please email ITB@leeds.gov.uk.

To learn more, visit https://connecting-leeds.com

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