Leicester is called most useful-linked English metropolis after London and Manchester

Leicester has been named the third most suitable city within the whole of England for getting around.

The ranking is in keeping with how instantly people can get to faculties, medical doctors, hospitals and retail outlets either strolling or using buses. The city got here just behind London and Manchester.

The figures, put collectively the usage of govt facts, show that ninety eight per cent of fundamental-school age babies in Leicester are inside 15 minutes' walk or bus ride of a primary college.

For secondary colleges, which serve greater areas, forty nine per cent of kids are inside a 15-minute stroll or experience of their nearest college.

in the meantime, despite the fact most effective 12 per cent are under a 15-minute stroll or journey from a sanatorium, 95 per cent of all residents are 15 minutes faraway from a GP surgical procedure and ninety eight per cent are 15 minutes from a food shop.

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yes - every little thing i want is a brief journey away or not it's okay but I can't believe or not it's truly the third best in England No - I suppose trapped in my neighbourhood and bring to a halt from the world

millions of kilos were spent on the Connecting Leicester projects in the metropolis during the last decade that have aimed to enrich running routes around the city, in addition to cycle paths.

The tasks will benefit from a new £6.2 million grant from the eu Union that become announced in October.

just a few months ago Leicester become given £6.2 million by the eu for more transport tasks (graphic: Google Maps)

simply over a 12 months in the past transport experts on the college of the West of England praised the contemporary alterations to the city's road network and in comparison them with Copenhagen, Milan and Lyon – different European cities that were judged to have good transport links.

Sir Peter Soulsby, the metropolis mayor for Leicester, talked about: "here is one of the crucial few occasions after I think a survey has obtained it appropriate.

"Connecting Leicester has been a huge theme in what I've been doing as mayor and i've at all times made it a extremely high precedence.

"We're blessed with a compact metropolis centre and radial roads coming into the centre of Leicester."

He noted that with limited manage over bus routes it was tough for local authorities to increase public transport and that he acknowledged some enviornment of the city were more desirable than others for roads.

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He mentioned: "I don't suppose we get every little thing appropriate and a few hyperlinks into the city are greater than others.

"like all other cities, the extent to which we will control public transport is awfully restricted.

"I seem forward to a time when buses are nationalised again."

the brand new facts compares the 35 greatest English cities for public transport and at the proper conclusion, Leicester changed into followed by means of Portsmouth, Liverpool, Coventry, after which Brighton.

How England's 35 biggest cities compared

1 London

2 Manchester

3Leicester

four Portsmouth

5 Liverpool

6 Coventry

7 Brighton and Hove

eight Bristol

9 Salford

10 Birmingham

eleven Gateshead

12 Southampton

13 Nottingham

14 Hull

15 Sunderland

sixteen Wolverhampton

17 Newcastle

18 Sheffield

19 Bradford

20 Exeter

21 Plymouth

22 Preston

23 Derby

24 Lincoln

25 Oxford

26 Leeds

27 Bournemouth

28 Cambridge

29 York

30 Stoke-on-Trent

31 Norwich

32 Gloucester

33 Lancaster

34 Carlisle

35 Canterbury

despite its tram network, Nottingham turned into down in thirteenth, whereas Derby came 23rd.

Canterbury finished backside of the list.