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Getting around

Leicester city centre is easy to get around with many pedestrianised routes, e-bike share scheme and safe bike parking facilities, car parking spaces, free motorcycle spaces, well connected bus routes and easy to follow sign posting.

We are committed to give our care experienced young people opportunities to better themselves in their education, employment and training aspirations hence we will offer to pay for transport costs to meet their needs.   

Learning to drive

We offer assistance with the costs of learning to drive. Access to funding will be based on an assessment of the young person’s capacity to learn how to drive safely, including their ability to pass the necessary tests. The young person must also be able to demonstrate that they have a history of seeking and sustaining education, training and employment opportunities for at least a six-month period prior to leaving care.

Funding will cover the costs of a provisional licence, up to 20 driving lessons, theory test fee (and one re-take if needed) driving test fee (and one re-take if needed) and full licence once test has been passed.

Travelling around Leicester

By bus

All buses into the city, including the Leicester and Leicestershire Park & Ride services, drop you within walking distance of the city centre shops. There are three main bus companies running services in the city centre: Arriva travelFirst Bus and Centrebus. Many of the companies operate from St Margaret's or the Haymarket bus station.

You can find out more by visiting our travelling by bus webpage.

By bicycle

Leicester is a cyclist friendly city with many dedicated cycle paths. The city centre is less than a 30-minute cycle ride from anywhere in Leicester.

Cycle racks are provided on most city centre streets, within Highcross shopping centre and in the Cultural Quarter. High security cycle parking, toilets, showers and lockers are available at the Town Hall. Secure cycle parking and changing rooms are available at Leicester rail station. Free bike maps for Leicester and Leicestershire are available at all good bike shops, Visit Leicester Information Centre, libraries and sports centres.

Visit to explore different ways of travelling in Leicester and Leicestershire.