Work to begin on cycle paths at Leeds railway station

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Work is to begin at Leeds railway station to improve access for pedestrians and cyclists.

Footpaths will be widened for pedestrians and a new eastbound cycle route towards the city's Boar Lane will be created.

The scheme by Leeds City Council is due to begin on Monday.

The council said it would help alleviate the problem of congestion between the station and Boar Lane at Bishopgate Street.

The only route currently available for cyclists is on Boar Lane, travelling west towards Wellington Street and the station.

Councillor Richard Lewis, of Leeds City Council, who has responsibility for development and regeneration, said: "We have a large volume of pedestrians and cyclists trying to get across in a very confined area surrounded by a lot of traffic.

"This scheme will significantly improve conditions for pedestrians and cyclists at one of the most important locations in the city centre."

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