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Have your say on plans for new, 1100-space park and ride for Stourton in Leeds

iparkandridePeople living in West Yorkshire are being invited to give their views on plans for a new park and ride facility planned by West Yorkshire Combined Authority and Leeds City Council.

Located in Stourton, next to Junction 7 of the M621, the new facility will provide a high-quality transport link from along the A61 Low Road/Hunslet Road, past the city's education quarter, through the Leeds South Bank and into the city centre.

Find out more and take part in the online survey (opens in new tab). 

Drop-in events

Two drop-in style events, where representatives from the West Yorkshire Combined Authority and Leeds City Council were available to answer questions have already taken place, in Leeds city centre and at West Grange Church. The final drop-in event is at: 

  • Hunslet Church of the Nazarene, Lupton Street, LS10 2QR on Monday 2 October from 3pm to 7pm 

 

Park & Ride is an important element of the Transport Strategy for Leeds, increasing parking capacity for the city centre to support economic growth while reducing the number of cars in the city centre itself to combat congestion and air pollution. Local residents will also benefit from reduced congestion as traffic pressures will be alleviated from smaller local roads currently used by commuters when main roads are congested.

Opportunity 

Cllr Keith Wakefield, West Yorkshire Combined Authority Transport Committee Chair, said: “It is really important that local transport users and potential users get an opportunity to have their say on the development of such an important project. We want a park and ride facility that works for local people and helps to enhance Leeds city centre through reduced traffic congestion and improved air quality.”

The latest park and ride scheme follows the recent success of the Elland Road Park & Ride site (opened June 2014) and the Temple Green Park & Ride site (opened June 2017), which have been used by significant numbers of commuter, shoppers and vusutors to Leeds.

Complement

Catering for trips from the south-east of the city, Stourton Park and Ride will complement the Elland Road and Temple Green sites. Access will be via Junction 7 of M621, A61S and A639 and the bus service will also serve Leeds South Bank where regeneration will provide more than 35,000 new jobs and 4,000 new homes. The £23m park and ride scheme is scheduled to open in winter 2019 and is being delivered as part of the £175.5m funding approval granted by the Department for Transport (DfT).

The online survey closes on Friday 6 October (opens in new tab).


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