Leeds viaduct vision is ‘moving forward’ despite access row

Ed Carlisle, one of the organisers for the Holbeck Viaduct group.

Ed Carlisle, one of the organisers for the Holbeck Viaduct group.

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HOPES to turn a historic Leeds viaduct into the ultimate symbol of the city’s capital-of-connectivity ambitions could soon be moving forward.

A renewed community-led campaign to turn Holbeck Viaduct into a ‘skywalk’ - a cycle and pedestrian park and walkway linking the inner city suburb to Leeds city centre - has been gathering pace.

Positive discussions have also started among senior councillors. And Network Rail, which owns the structure, has today revealed that it is “happy to investigate the viability of the project” with stakeholders.

 

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