Kirkstall: Residents’ campaign gains Queenswood Drive crossing

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A residents’ campaign for a new zebra crossing on busy Queenswood Drive in Kirkstall has been successful.

Members of the Queenswood Tenants and Residents Association had been calling for safety measures following concerns about speeding traffic in the area.

As reported by The Dispatch in October 2015, Queenswood Drive also suffers congestion from matchday parking from crowds attending the nearby Headingley Carnegie Stadium and problems with residents parking on grass verges.

The new crossing gives better access to two bus stops and is ideally situated for quick access for older residents living along the busy route.

Councillor Fiona Venner (Labour, Kirkstall) said:

“I’m really pleased that local people have been listened to and that this new crossing is now in place. Myself and my ward colleagues, Lucinda Yeadon and John Illingworth have been working alongside the Queenswood Tenants and Residents Association to campaign for these changes.

“There are however ongoing concerns about a minority of people speeding on Queenswood Drive.

“This is why we have purchased a new speed indicator device and are looking into other solutions, such as a more frequent use of the mobile police speed cameras, to deter a small minority of people who drive outside of the speed limit.”



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