Leeds Green Party supports Cycle to Work Day

13 September 2017

Bike against green wall

Photo by Derek Thomson on Unsplash

Wednesday 13th September is Cycle to Work Day

National Cycle to Work Day has reached its 5th birthday and grown in prominence every year. Cycling is a great way of improving fitness and preserving the environment and a key aim of this campaign is to encourage greater adult participation in cycling.

Leeds Green Party has a very high proportion of its membership who regularly cycle and many commute to work by bike. We recognise the importance of providing a safe and welcoming environment for cycling and are pleased by the ongoing work to put in cycling infrastructure round Leeds and will push to ensure this is done as comprehensively as possible.

Local Policy Spokesperson Chris Bell stated “traffic congestion is such a major problem in the Leeds region that in addition to all the health and environmental benefits it can in many cases actually be quicker to cycle to work. Working at the hospital I can cycle, park in secure storage and shower onsite in a shorter time than commuting by bus and in a similar time length to driving by car.”

More information on our transport policies can be found on our transport policy page.

Leeds Green Party is the group within the Green Party of England & Wales with responsibility for the parliamentary constituencies of Leeds Central, Leeds East, Leeds North East, Pudsey and Morley & Outwood, and the 20 council wards that make up those constituencies.