Mobile speed cameras were floated as an answer to problems with speeding traffic down Farsley Town Street earlier this week. Reader Mrs F Jones has written suggesting pedestrianisation could be the answer…
“I see problems with idiot drivers going too fast down Farsley Town Street are at last gaining a bit of publicity and our elected members finally seem moved to do something about it (West Leeds Dispatch, Bid to tackle speeding on Farsley Town Street, 9 October 2017).
“While I see sense in having mobile speed cameras to catch the perpetrators, I fear the problem will re-occur once they’re taken away.
“A permanent, long-term measure would be to do something a bit more radical and visionary – to pedestrianise Farsley Town Street.
“There is no reason I can think of why you couldn’t block the street to through traffic and just allow maybe public transport and cycling access. This could be achieved relatively cheaply with well-placed bus gates.
“Not only would you make the area a much nicer one to do your shopping or have a night out, it would also be much safer. If it works for Leeds City Centre why not Farsley?
“It’s worth noting a full pedestrianisation worked wonders for Morley town centre without too much traffic displacement elsewhere.
“Sadly, I suspect our City Fathers lack true vision (and the guts) to do what’s really necessary.”
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