Bradford Leeds Cycle Superhighway

In partnership with Leeds City Council and City of Bradford Metropolitan District Council, we’ve completed work on our award-winning Bradford Leeds Cycle Superhighway, which connects two of Yorkshire’s major cities with a route segregated from traffic.

In partnership with Leeds City Council and City of Bradford Metropolitan District Council, we’ve completed work on our award-winning Bradford Leeds Cycle Superhighway, which connects two of Yorkshire’s major cities with a route segregated from traffic.

From Leeds city centre people travelling by bike can pick up the western section of the route from Wellington Street, heading all the way to Church Bank, Bradford, near the Broadway shopping centre in the heart of the city.

The eastern section from Leeds city centre can be accessed from York Street, where people can cycle on a segregated route to Seacroft.  

Our Leeds City Centre Cycle Superhighway connects both the western and eastern sections to the city centre via an extra 4km of segregated routes, making it safer, easier and quicker to travel by bike in Leeds. 

New sections of segregated cycle route along Wellington Street towards City Square from the west and along Marsh Lane, York Street, Duke Street and Kirkgate from the east were completed in July 2019.

Find out about Bradford’s Canal Road Cycleway.

New Routes

Work has now completed on a £6.4 million package of new segregated cycling and walking routes in Leeds.

This includes new sections of route on Elland Road, Dewsbury Road and Claypit Lane. 

The 1.5km cycle lane on Elland Road is between the Park and Ride and the city centre. 

A further 1.5km section of new route between Garnet Road and Beeston Ring Road extends the existing segregated cycle lane on Dewsbury Road.

The work to improve Clay Pit Lane for people travelling by bike and on foot between north Leeds and the city centre includes a 500m section of new route between Chapeltown Road and Woodhouse Lane.

The new section will link to existing routes on Meanwood Road and provide people with a safer crossing over the Inner Ring Road.

Importantly, the scheme also includes a new continuous route for people travelling on foot into the northern part of the city centre.

Thanks to everyone who helped us celebrate the official opening of Dewsbury Road. Here’s some of the action from the day.