The Commuter Newsletter November 2022

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The Commuter Newsletter: November 2022

Leeds Annual Travel to Work Survey

Leeds Travel to Work Survey 2022

This year’s Leeds City Council travel to work survey closes on Friday 2nd December so there are a few more days left for everyone working in Leeds to take part. The survey provides valuable insight into the city's travel habits and helps develop our future transport strategies. Please visit Leeds Travel to Work Survey and tell us how you travel.

Travelling in Leeds this winter

Visit Leeds Travel Guide

With over £100 million of transformative highways works planned and underway to improve the city centre, there’s lots going on in Leeds this winter. Your normal route may have changed and there might be more congestion, but with lower Mayor’s Fares introduced by Tracey Brabin and extended hours at Park and Ride facilities, there’s no better time to catch the bus or try walking or cycling to get about in the city. Visit Leeds has provided a handy guide to help you plan your journeys, whether you’re travelling for work, shopping, or for festive fun:  Leeds Winter Travel Guide

For more information about city centre improvements visit City Centre (

Potential rail disruption

Train passengers are likely face disruption in the next few months because of industrial action. Check with your individual operator and plan for your journey by visiting Network Rail

Tips for winter cycling

Bikes with snow

The days are turning chilly, and the nights are drawing in but don’t let that put you off. There is loads of helpful advice available to keep you pedalling safely throughout the winter. Wearing the right clothes and making small adjustments to your bike and to your cycling behaviour will help keep you safe in the saddle all winter long. So, whether you are a regular rider or you are thinking of asking Santa for a new bike this Christmas, visit our blog for some great winter cycling tips.

Leeds City Bikes

Leeds City Bikes

The arrival of Leeds’s first public e-bike hire is moving nearer. Operators were invited to bid for the contract, and the tender closed at the end of October, taking us one step closer to seeing the service roll out in 2023. The scheme will initially see e-bikes for hire at docking stations in the centre and along key routes, before expanding to other areas of the city. The aim is to enable more people to switch to cycling for shorter journeys, with tariffs comparable to public transport fares. It has been made possible thanks to funding secured through the West Yorkshire Mayoral devolution deal in partnership with Leeds City Council.   Subject to further funding, it is hoped the Leeds e-bike hire scheme is the first of many to be rolled out across West Yorkshire.

Big Car Club Survey 2022

Big Car Club Survey 2022

Car Clubs are a great alternative to running a second car or for people who don’t to want to drive very often.  Enterprise is the current approved provider in Leeds. To become a member or to book a car in Leeds visit Enterprise Car Club.   CoMoUK, the national organisation for shared transport wants to know what you think about your local scheme. Share your views and be in with a chance to win one of five £50 shopping vouchers by visiting Carclub22