Bramley: Is ‘home zone’ answer to traffic problems?


Proposals for potential road safety measures at a Bramley blackspot will be discussed at a meeting between highways officers and local residents.

As previously reported, residents are becoming increasingly concerned about speeding traffic on Victoria Park Avenue, at the junction with Lancastre Grove following a number of collisions and near misses in the area.

A public meeting earlier this month was attended by more than 30 local residents and Armley councillor Alison Lowe.

Now a new meeting has been set up with Leeds City Council highways officers for 12pm on Friday, November 3 at Lilac Grove common house.

Resident Paul Chatterton hoped the new meeting would see neighbours team up with council to tackle the hot spot and explore the possibility of setting up a ‘home zone’ to make the neighbourhood safer for pedestrians and cyclists.

Home zones create streets where pedestrians, cyclists and vehicles share space on equal terms and make an area more attractive for residents. Mr Chatterton added:

“We want to see tangible result at that one junction then cascade into a neighbourhood home zone. I’d like to see a city-wide movement based on this.”

The Methleys in Chapel Allerton is an example of a Leeds community which has started up a home zone.

The Dispatch reported on a ‘significant’ collision involving two vehicles last month – with one car narrowly missing children on their way to school.






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