Green Drinks Leeds May 2014
Tuesday, 27 May 2014 from 18:00 to 21:00 (BST)
Leeds, United Kingdom
San Francisco, California
London, United Kingdom
CityConnect - A cycle superhighway for Leeds and Bradford
an information & consultation event
Alison Pilling & Ginny Leonard, West Yorkshire Combined Authority
Outlaws Yacht Club, 38 New York Street, Leeds LS2 7DY
Last year, Leeds City Council, City of Bradford Council and Metro (now West Yorkshire Combined Authority) won over £20 million from the Government's Cycle City Ambition fund to build a new 23km Cycle Superhighway from Seacroft to Bradford City Centre. This will incorporate segregated cycle lanes, 20mph traffic zones and traffic calming along York Road, Stanningley Road, Leeds Old Road and Barkerend Road, plus an upgrade of the Leeds & Liverpool Canal towpath from Leeds City Centre to Shipley. Improved cycle lanes and parking will be provided in both Leeds and Bradford City Centres.
At the next Green Drinks Leeds, you'll be able to hear more about the project from the CityConnect team, from its conception to the design standards which are being put together, and take part in the consultation over the Leeds City Centre section. This is being run as a consultation event in conjunction with Metro, so it would be great to see you there to take part in shaping the city centre's cycle infrastructure.
If you've not been to Green Drinks Leeds for a while, why not pop down to see our new venue, Outlaws Yacht Club on New York Street, which is close to the City Bus Station, with cycle and car parking close by. As usual, we'll open for drinks and open networking at 6pm, followed by the talk and consultation event at around 7.15pm, with our famous go-around, events and chat in Outlaws' relaxed atmosphere, all with locally sourced beer, coffee and food.
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Green Drinks Leeds
Green Drinks Leeds is a monthly social networking event for anyone in the Leeds area interested in green issues and the environment.
Whatever your perspective - business, community or government, academic, student or activist - Green Drinks Leeds is a great way to make new contacts, catch up with friends or just hangout with people who share your values.
As part of the international Green Drinks network - active in nearly 750 cities worldwide, we are a green social networking event in every sense - self-organising and organically-growing - so spread the word and see you at the next Leeds Green Drinks!
Find out more at: http://www.greendrinks.org/Yorkshire/Leeds