Leeds A64 Park and Ride plans under consideration as documents reveal potential location

A new Park and Ride site could be built in east Leeds to tie in with a £7m bus priority scheme for the A64, according to consultation documents.

Friday, 25th June 2021, 2:53 pm
Updated Friday, 25th June 2021, 2:54 pm

Leeds City Council and West Yorkshire Combined Authority are currently asking the public for their views on plans to improve bus priority measures and facilities for cycling and walking on a key section of the A64.

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They say key areas of improvement have been identified along the route, specifically between Marsh Lane on the edge of the city centre and Whinmoor.

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The preferred location of the potential new Park and Ride is at Whinmoor Grange.

The proposed scheme aims to improve travel times, accessibility and the reliability of bus journeys, reduce congestion and encourage people to walk and cycle more; all of which will contribute to improvements in air quality.

But the consultation website also reveals that they are exploring the idea of a new bus-based Park and Ride site at the north-east end of the route.

Proposals for that facility are still at an early stage of development, although an aerial image shows the current preferred site at Whinmoor Grange.

At this stage, the authorities say they are simply interested in understanding the level of demand for a Park and Ride and who is likely to use it.

More detailed information on the development of a Park and Ride site at that location will be provided at a separate public consultation later in the year.

The A64 bus priority project is being funded through the Leeds City Region Transforming Cities Fund (TCF), a new £457m transport infrastructure investment programme by the Combined Authority in partnership with local councils. The funding allocated for the A64 bus priority scheme is £7m.

Visit www.bit.ly/A64consult for more information on the proposals and to complete the online survey, which will remain open until 11.59pm on Sunday July 25.

An online event to present the proposals and give people the opportunity to ask questions will take place on Wednesday June 30 at 6pm. Visit www.A64.consultation.ai for more details on how to take part.

Anyone who requires the consultation materials in an alternative format can email [email protected] or call Metroline on 0113 245 7676 between 7am and 8pm Monday to Saturday or 8am to 8pm on Sunday.

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