Leeds trolleybus comes under fire from cycling campaigners

£250million trolleybus scheme does 'little to improve situation for cycling and walking' says Leeds Cycling Campaign

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Campaigners in Leeds say that the proposed “glorified bus lane” trolleybus service in the city ignores sustainable travel such as cycling.

The £250million Leeds New Generation Transport (NGT) trolleybus system, a joint venture by Leeds City Council and West Yorkshire Combined Authority, will connect the north and the south of the city with congestion greatly reduced because of the segregated lanes and junction and traffic priorities.

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Chris Marshall-Bell

A freelance sports journalist and podcaster, you'll mostly find Chris's byline attached to news scoops, profile interviews and feature writing across a variety of different publications. He has been writing regularly for Cycling Weekly since 2013.

Previously a ski, hiking and cycling guide in a number of places, but mostly in the Canadian Rockies and Spanish Pyrenees, he almost certainly holds the record for the most number of interviews conducted from snowy mountains.

He lives in Valencia, Spain.