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Leeds Emergency Active Travel Group

Jointly led by the University of Leeds and Leeds City Council, the Leeds Emergency Active Travel Group (LEATG)  was set up in June 2020 as a time limited partnership, to support the rollout of Leeds COVID-19 emergency active travel measures. The Group is trialing a ‘coproduction’ approach where partners explore problems and co-create solutions together. This format is based on ongoing cross sector work in Leeds such as Leeds ACTS and Leeds City Lab.

Aims of the Group

 The aims of the group are:

To create a partnership to inform COVID-19 emergency active travel measures in Leeds, and support permanent work going forward in the future

To be a critical friend to Leeds City Council, being encouraging and supportive as well as providing candid feedback on each stage of the design, development and delivery of emergency active travel measures

To share skills, insights, expertise and resources which support the rollout of COVID-19 emergency active travel measures in Leeds.

To be open and transparent by sharing information about the Group’s activities publicly (via this website, facebook, twitter etc) and with other groups in Leeds working on active travel (Living Streets, Sustrans, Leeds Cycling Campaign, Clean Air Alliance etc)


The initial membership of the Group comprises a number of key individuals in Leeds who could be brought together at short notice to support Leeds City Council with the rollout of Leeds COVID-19 emergency active travel measures. It reflects those who are active and knowledgeable on active travel, and have capacity to support the work of the Group, attend meetings and actively contribute between meetings.

Initial members include:

  • Cllr Lisa Mulherin - Executive Member for Climate Change, Transport and Sustainable Development, Leeds City Council
  • Cllr Peter Carlill - Lead Member for Active Travel and Sustainable Transport, Leeds City Council
  • Paul Foster - Transport Strategy Manager, Leeds City Council
  • Paul Chatterton - University of Leeds / Our Future Leeds
  • Ruth Gelletlie - Leeds Clean Air Alliance
  • Pete Zanzottera - Leeds Living Streets
  • Suzanne Nicholls - Our Future Leeds, Freelance Communication specialist
  • Margo Hanson - University of Leeds
  • Claire Booth, University of Leeds, Sustainability Service
  • Mark Goldstone - Leeds Chamber of Commerce
  • Greg Marsden - Institute for Transport Studies, University of Leeds 
  • Martin Stanley - Leeds Cycling Campaign
  • Robin Lovelace - Institute for Transport Studies, University of Leeds 
  • Martin Hamilton - Leeds Civic Trust
  • Lauren Lawson / Rachael Unsworth - Create Streets
  • Robbie Strathdee/Shannon Jackson - Leeds Youth Strike for Climate 
  • Mike Babbitt - Sustrans
  • Anzir Boodoo  - Leeds Disability Forum
  • Lizzie Greenwood - Leeds City Council. Adults and Health Directorate


For more information about the Group please contact Cllr Lisa Mulherin ( or Paul Chatterton (