Leeds Solar Powered Park and Ride
Leeds has officially launched the UK's first solar-powered park and ride.
07:44 09 September 2021
Leeds has officially opened the UK's first solar-powered 'Park and Ride'.
The £38.5million project will help in significantly reducing pollution as well as traffic congestion while improving commuting times for passengers.
The site has been fitted with solar panels and battery storage technology and provides secure cycle storage and spaces for 1,200 vehicles.
Tracy Brabin, Mayor of West Yorkshire, said: “This is step forward in tackling the climate emergency and our wider aim of transforming the Leeds City Region into a net zero carbon economy by 2038.”
Councillor Kim Groves, Transport Lead for the West Yorkshire Combined Authority, said: “Enhanced public transport links will not only enable firms to attract high calibre staff from across the south and east of Yorkshire but also significantly improve the daily commute for those already employed in Leeds.”