A £150,000 revamp to help breathe new life into Rodley Town Street has been given the green light.
The scheme aims to improve road safety, parking and access for cyclists and pedestrians, as well as improving the look of the area to support the growth of Town Street businesses.
The raft of improvements include:
- A zebra crossing to replace the pedestrian refuge. This aims to improve pedestrian movement and tie the two sides of Town Street together
- Widened footpaths on Town Street and Canal Road to improve pedestrian movements
- Formalisation of the ‘No Entry’ measures introduced last year at the junction of Town Street and Canal Road, with a cycle bypass and parking layby outside The Rodley Barge pub. This will help stop rat-running onto the Ring Road.
- Introduction of additional on-street parking bays near local businesses
- Upgraded bus stop shelters to improve the passenger transport experience and local streetscape
- Introduction of high quality materials throughout the area to improve the look of the area
- De-clutter of redundant street furniture to improve both the area pedestrian access.
A council report approving the measures says:
“The existing road layout has inadequate pedestrian facilities and poor quality footways which creates a somewhat unwelcoming road environment for pedestrians and visitors.
“There are limited on-street parking opportunities for the businesses which results in under-utilisation of local amenities and general lack of local identity.
“Rodley was identified as a location that could benefit from intervention with a view to improving the local environment, particularly for pedestrians and cyclists which would encourage the more active use of the public domain.”
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The measures are due to be introduced this financial year.
Rodley is among 12 schemes across Leeds to win a slice of a £5 million pot of council cash to improve local town and village centres.
£76,000 has also been set aside for the ‘New Wortley Gateway’. Improvements include green space and public realm enhancements to the corner of Green Lane and Tong Road £76,000.
The full council reports can be read here.
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