The service, which operates around the city and has carried more than 7.5m passengers since its launch in 2006, is paid for by the council and public transport authority Metro – each providing about 185,000 and 75,000 coming from advertising.
As part of its plans to save 90m during 2011-12, the council intends to scrap its contribution and Coun Ryk Downes ...
He said: "Public transport initiatives like the Leeds City bus have reduced car usage and its withdrawal would bring even more pressure from traffic on city centre roads and car parks."
Metro spokesman Martin Driver said there had been a large public outcry over the possibility of losing the jointly funded service, which has been used by more than seven-and-a-half million passengers since it started in 2006. Driver said:
"Metro has stepped in to organise the trial in response to widespread concerns about the possible axing of the FreeCityBus service, due to funding cuts, and the many public comments by people saying they would be willing to pay to use it."