A community group has urged city bosses to change the trolleybus route and save a green space.
Members of the Friends of Woodhouse Moor group presented their views in a deputation to Leeds City Council yesterday.
Group chairman Bill McKinnon told councillors that the current route, which was proposed three years ago, would encroach on moorland, grass verges and York stone pavements.
He urged they adopt a second option, now put forward by the New Generation Transport team, behind the trolleybus plan for Leeds.
Mr McKinnon said: “In recognition of the damage that would be caused to Woodhouse Moor by the trolleybus route, the NGT team have come up with an alternative route, which would have the trolleybuses keeping to the existing road, and not encroaching at all on the moor, or the broad grass verges and York stone pavements.
“The alternative route would spare historic Monument Moor which was the site of the city’s first outdoor gymnasium, and also the setting of the Festival of Britain Land Travelling Exhibition, opened by the Princess Royal in 1951.”
He said if the second option failed, it would appear to be a ‘sop to public opinion’.
The proposed nine mile route links Holt Park in the north to Stourton in the south via the city centre.