The Commuter Newsletter March 2022

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The Commuter Newsletter
March 2022

Vision Zero

Have your say to transform road safety

Leeds City Council is proposing a fundamental change in its approach to tackling road danger. The draft Leeds Safer Roads Vision Zero 2040 strategy sets out an ambitious plan to eliminate road deaths and serious injuries. The strategy, developed by the Leeds Safer Roads Partnership, is made up of five pillars:

  • Safe Behaviours and People 
  • Safe Speeds 
  • Safe Roads 
  • Safe Vehicles
  • Post-collision Learning and Care

We need your feedback. How could your journey to work be safer? To have your say and shape our proposals, visit

Transport Supplementary Planning Document consultation

A consultation has launched on the proposed Transport Supplementary Planning Document (SPD). It brings together and updates four existing transport SPDs, the Street Design Guide, Travel Plans, Parking and Public Transport and Developer Contributions SPDs.

To find out more and share your views, click here.

Karshare introduces discounts for safe drivers

Karshare now rewards those who rent cars and drive responsibly throughout the rental. If you achieve a high driving score - calculated using driver telematics - you’ll earn Kudos Credits. These are added to your account and can be used as a discount on your next rental. Karshare is the only car sharing platform that monitors renter behaviour and offers an incentive for safe driving. Click here to find out more.


Northern Rail: Find the best ticket for your commute

Northern has created a new ticket tool to help you save money when commuting by train, no matter what your new work patterns are. From day tickets to flexible season tickets, Northern has a range of discounts for returning to the workplace. To learn more, click here.

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Free bike maintenance training for spring

As the weather gets warmer and the mornings get brighter, it’s the perfect time to start cycling to work. If you haven’t used your bike over winter, you need to give it a spring-clean. Leeds Bike Mill runs free basic bike maintenance training sessions, including how to fix a puncture, safety checks and simple adjustments. To book a session, visit Training Courses – Leeds Bike Mill


Upcoming free BikeRegister events

BikeRegister is the national cycle database that deters thieves and helps the police to reunite stolen bikes with their owners. Bring your bike to one of our BikeRegister events, and we’ll register it for you for free. Click here to find out how it works.

Upcoming events include:

  • Leeds Urban Bike Park on Tuesday 15 March, 10am – 2pm
  • Pudsey Park on Saturday 19 March, 9am – 2:30pm
  • Rodley Canal on Saturday 9 April, 9am – 2:30pm

To find an event near you, visit


National Walking Month: Get involved

May is National Walking Month, and we’re planning to celebrate with events at workplaces across Leeds. If you’d like to get involved and promote the benefits of leaving the car at home for short journeys, email us at

Have your say on Leeds City Park & Ride

Do you travel to work by bus? Can you spare 10 minutes of your time to tell us what you think about Leeds City Park & Ride? Simply complete our short survey and enter our prize draw for a chance to win a £25 One4All shopping voucher. Your feedback is important and will help us to shape the service and make improvements.

Find out more at:


About us

The Influencing Travel Behaviour team encourages safe, sustainable and active travel. We support organisations, businesses and schools to develop and implement travel plans. To learn more, please email