A660 cycle improvement scheme
Due to the success of the temporary interventions installed on the A660, as part of the Emergency Active Travel Fund (EATF tranche one), Leeds City Council would like to prioritise making the scheme permanent.
We are also working on plans to extend these improvements to active travel provision, to cover the area from Shaw Lane to Lawnswood roundabout. The route will provide a vital link between the communities of Weetwood, Headingley and Hyde Park along with the college and universities, while expanding the Leeds cycle network. Together with the proposals at Lawnswood roundabout, this scheme will strengthen cycling and walking links between north Leeds, Headingley and the city centre.
The EATF scheme has delivered light segregation for cyclists using wands and orcas. The new proposals will provide kerb-separated cycle facilities where possible, as well as some additional wands and orcas, from St Mark’s Road along the A660 to the Lawnswood roundabout. The proposals will also include comprehensive junction treatments to offer a high level of protection for cyclists and pedestrians from turning traffic, signalising junctions to improve efficiency for all road users and an increase in cycle and pedestrian crossings to enhance connectivity throughout the length of the scheme. The scheme will also include measures to assist buses.
Outer Ring Road cycling facilities
Leeds City Council aspires to deliver segregated cycle tracks on the A6120 Outer Ring Road. The preferred layout for these facilities is yet to be determined, but the cycle tracks would help to connect a wider range of properties to the onward cycle routes on key radials such as the A660. The work could also include upgrades to footpaths.