£4million to create cyclists' safe haven in Leeds city centre

The Headrow to be transformed as part of Tour de France legacy plans

The Headrow, Leeds, plans

British Cycling has today unveiled a £4 million vision to transform the Headrow, Leeds, the start line for this year's Tour de France, as a suggested legacy of the world's biggest bike race.

BC claims the computer-generated redesign of the Headrow, if made reality, would see a 40% reduction in motor traffic in the city centre street and a trebling of cycling by, among other things, closing the road to private cars, introducing a 20mph speed limit, wider pavements and separate traffic signals for those on bikes.

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