Leeds rush hour bicycle ride for Clean Air Day

A rush hour bicycle ride will take place in Leeds to promote greener transport methods.

Bikers on the CityConnect Cycling Superhighway in Leeds.

Healthy Air Leeds is due to conduct the event tomorrow – Clean Air Day.

It comes after Leeds City Council this week said that buses, coaches and HGVs could be charged £50 per day to enter a Clean Air Zone in the city from January 2020, but private cars would not be subject to the payment.

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“The rush hour ride is a great way to bring everyone together and demonstrate what you can do to help lower air pollution.

“Events such as the Sky Ride and Tour De Yorkshire really show how much better Leeds city centre is without cars clogging it up; we’d love to see more space for cyclists and pedestrians than drivers.”

She will be attending the Body Shop Clean Air Day event on Briggate from 6pm, where the cycle ride is finishing after a 5pm meet-up at City Square.

Meanwhile, White Rose Shopping Centre introduced a ‘Smoke and Vape Free Zone’ in its outdoor leisure area, The Village, ahead of the day.