Concerns are growing that the new £29 million CityConnect cycle superhighway is being deliberately blocked by motorists.
The Telegraph and Argus yesterday reported on problems in the Dick Lane area at Thornbury, with motorists parking their cars in the lane, which is funded by Government money.
And the Dispatch was contacted this week by Pudsey resident, who said:
“Can anyone tell me when this superhighway is due to be opened? The construction of it has gone on for so long I just can’t take it any more. It’s not even being used for what it’s supposed to be – people are just parking their cars in it and blocking it completely.
“It’s got to be the most expensive waste of money car park ever.”
The T&A also reports the Leeds to Bradford stretch of the cycle superhighway is due to be fully opened in the week beginning June 20, while the second stage, between Seacroft and Leeds, will be complete in early July.
Council chiefs in both Leeds and Bradford have vowed to crack down on illegal parking in the lane before it launches.
It’s the same here – we see few cyclists and many people parking on the cycle path. Cameras are going to be put in place and anybody parking on the cycle path will receive a fine. Hopefully there will be signs up to highlight this!
wait for the traffic disruption on the route when cars are forced to park LEGALLY on the highway reducing carriageways to one lane in some places….especially Armley end !
BUT DONT WORRY THE CYCLE LANE WILL PROBABLY BE CLEAR MOST OF THE TIME !
scary times ahead for residents and visitors living on the route.