Further measures to slow speeding drivers in Bramley and Pudsey could be introduced by Leeds City Council.
Last year the council approved a raft of measures to install 20mph speed limits on a number of roads across the city.
Council highways chiefs have this week authorised spending a further £252,000 to provide extra traffic calming at 12 sites across Leeds where the 20mph zones haven’t worked as well as first hoped.
The proposals must first be advertised and undergo a public consultation.
Two stretches of road in West Leeds have been identified as needing further measures to reduce the speed of traffic.
They’re proposing to spend a further £36,000 on nine speed humps at Fairfield Crescent in Bramley. A council report says average speeds have been around the 23.5mph mark and there has been one serious and one slight collision on the road in recent months. The report added:
“There have been high levels of local concerns and a significant proportion of anti-social driving.”
Hough Top in Pudsey has also been identified for eight speed humps at a cost of £32,000. The council report says there have been no collisions, but a high mean speed of 27.8mph have been recorded on the road.
The council report adds:
“Introducing further traffic calming to support the programme of 20mph speed limits allows all of the benefits of lower speed limits to be fully realised. This includes a reduction in the number and severity of recorded injury collisions, plus the creation of a road environment more suited to walking and cycling and/or mobility support vehicles.”