We store cookies on your device to make sure we give you the best experience on this website. I'm fine with this - Turn cookies off
Switch to an accessible version of this website which is easier to read. (requires cookies)

Christmas cancelled, by order of council

December 7, 2010 12:00 AM

The Christmas park and ride schemes used to ease traffic around Leeds during the holiday period have been cancelled by the council.

The council has previously made three sites available, to the North, South and West of the city centre, in order to ease congestion during the peak shopping days.

Lib Dem Group Leader Stewart Golton (Rothwell) has discovered the council does not plan to repeat the service this year.

Figures he has obtained show this will mean at least 2,500 extra cars on Leeds' roads, trying to fight over a limited number of car parking spaces.

Cllr Golton said:

"Given the recent controversies around city centre parking I would have thought the council would do all it can to make life easier for those driving into the city centre.

"Cancelling the park and ride scheme just smacks of short sighted thinking. Whatever the work involved, it takes cars of the streets, making it quicker and safer for everyone to get around.

"I hope the council give this some more thought. It saves thousands of passenger journeys into the city centre which also helps reduce carbon emissions."