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2014
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Commuter guidance for Tour de France riders’ parade


Commuters working in Leeds city centre are advised to be aware of the impact on rush-hour traffic due to the Tour de France riders’ parade tomorrow (Thursday) night.



All 198 of the riders taking part in the race will be parading through the city centre from just after 6pm as they make their way to the official Opening Ceremony Team Presentation at Leeds Arena.



The parade will give cycling fans and the public the chance to see all of the riders in action two days before the Grand Depart begins for real on The Headrow in Leeds on the morning of Saturday 5 July.



The riders will follow a route from the university into the city centre along Calverley Street before crossing Millennium Square, heading up Upper Cookridge Street before crossing Clay Pit Lane and turning right onto Merrion Way before a final left turn takes them into the Leeds Arena.



In order to stage the parade, a number of road closures and parking restrictions will be in place in Leeds on Thursday 3 July. These can be seen below and also at leeds.gov.uk/residents/Pages/tdfextra1.aspx.



These closures are expected to have a significant impact on commuter traffic, especially for the evening rush hour. Buses will be diverted around the main closures on Woodhouse Lane, and where possible those in the city centre are advised and requested to remain and enjoy the event.



Additional road closures and restrictions for the parade have been announced today. These affect Lovell Park Road and Wade Lane.



Organised by Leeds City Council and Tour organisers Amaury Sport Organisation (ASO), the parade is free for the public to attend and it is hoped spectators will flock to Millennium Square and Cookridge Street in particular to watch from.



Leader of Leeds City Council Councillor Keith Wakefield said:



“We recognise this is a working day and given the time of the event it will cause disruption to people’s journeys home from work. I would ask please for people to be patient and understand this is very much a special one-off, and if possible I would advise staying in the city centre and joining in the fun as it really will be something to see and be part of.”



For all the latest Tour de France information for Leeds visit www.leeds.gov.uk/granddepartleeds



For the latest news on Yorkshire’s Grand Départ, including travel and transport planning and guidance, visit letouryorkshire.com



Notes to editors:



In 2014, the Tour de France returns to the UK for three stages. The Yorkshire Grand Départ comprises two stages - Leeds to Harrogate and York to Sheffield - before the Tour moves south for a third stage from Cambridge to London on Monday 7 July.



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Tour de France 2014 Riders Parade – Thurs 3 July - road closure details
























































THE EVENT ROUTE TO BE CLOSED
 
NAME OF ROAD EXTENT OF ROAD AFFECTED
   
Clarendon Way The Whole
Willow Terrace Road The Whole
Calverley Street (southbound) between Clarendon Way and Great George Street
Portland Gate The Whole
Cookridge Street Between Portland Gate and Woodhouse Lane
Woodhouse Lane At its junction with Clay Pit Lane
Clay Pit Lane (south-west bound) Between the Inner Ring Road and Woodhouse Lane
Merrion Way The Whole
Elmwood Close The Whole
Lovell Park Road Between Grafton Street and Merrion Way (6.15pm-9pm)
Wade Lane Northbound
 
 
ADDITIONAL ROAD CLOSURES TO FACILITATE THE MOVEMENT OF THE PUBLICITY CARAVAN (as a rolling road closure)
 
NAME OF ROAD EXTENT OF ROAD AFFECTED
   
Castle Street The Whole
Lisbon Street The Whole
Wellington Street Between Queen Street and West Street
West Street Between Wellington Street and Park Lane
Park Lane Between West Street and Hanover Way
Hanover Way The whole
Woodhouse Square The Whole
Clarendon Road The Whole
Woodhouse Lane Between Clarendon Road and Hyde Park Road
Rampart Road Between Woodhouse Lane and Cathcart Street
 
 
SCHEDULE 3
SUSPENSION OF PARKING PLACES &/OR INTRODUCTION OF NO WAITING, LOADING OR UNLOADING AT ANY TIME
 
NAME OF ROAD EXTENT OF ROAD AFFECTED
   
Calverley St The Whole
Portland Crescent The Whole
Portland Gate The Whole
Cookridge Street The Whole
Clarendon Way The Whole
Willow Terrace Road The Whole
Merrion Way The Whole
Lovell Park Road Between Grafton Street and Lovell Park Hill
Wade Lane The Whole
 
 
REVOCATION OF CURRENT ONE WAY TRAFFIC FLOW
 
NAME OF ROADCOLUMN 2
Portland GateThe whole


For media enquiries please contact:

Roger Boyde,

Leeds City Council press office,

Email: roger.boyde@leeds.gov.uk