News that Leeds has been named as the best city in Britain when it comes to quality of life has sparked huge debate among the YEP’s digital community.
Our city was placed 26th out of 100 cities around the world when leading infrastructure consultancy Arcadis measured factors including health, education, income inequality, work-life balance, crime and living costs.
The story has sparked huge interest among the YEP’s social channels - on Twitter @LeedsNews and the facebook page which now boasts close on 92,000 likes.
Ashley Shearn: “I Live in Wakefield and go to Leeds at least twice a month, for excellent shopping and nights out. Yes the road network does leave a lot to be desired, so I use the excellent rail links.”
Sue Sheard: “Let us be optimistic, there are jobs, they are doing the roads, Easterly Road and York Road. There are new cycle paths throughout the city. We have the biggest market, popular shops, lots of hotels. Come on people, big up your city!”
Luke Pattison: “Great news this, I moved here 8 years ago and it was very scruffy in most areas of the city, there was rubbish all over. Since then the city has cleaned up not as much litter and things dumped around. Leeds has so much potential and I think will get even better! The problem I feel with Leeds is that it’s jacked forward planning for decades regarding transport, it’s still a 1960’s set up in central Leeds and improving it will be hard. I think Manchester still edges us because of transport.”
Fiona Ross: “I’ve been here almost 4 years and love it. It’s the perfect mix of city life (if you want it) yet with the countryside just on our doorstep. Leeds people have made it so easy to make this my home.”
Some readers didn’t agree with the city’s newly-found illustrious position.
Jan Jones: “I moved to Leeds four years ago, sadly I don’t love it, people are rude, drivers shocking, parking expensive and the city centre grubby.”
Andy Killingbeck: “Let’s be honest, Leeds is more than just the city centre! It’s expensive to park and transport system/road is a joke.”
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