Have your say on trial to close dangerous Bramley roads

Victoria park avenue bramley road accident
Catalyst: An accident on Victoria Park Avenue, Bramley, in September 2017.

Initial proposals to close residential close roads used by rat runners in Bramley will be discussed at a series of consultation events later this month.

The newly-formed Victoria Park Community Association (VPCA) is working with Leeds City Council to look at a six-month trial to close certain roads to through traffic in the Victoria Park area.

As reported by The Dispatch, road safety concerns in the area came to a head last September when two cars were involved in a collision at Victoria Park Avenue, at the junction with Lancastre Grove. The cars narrowly missed passing families walking to school.

In a letter to householders, VPCA said:

“We came together at the end of 2017 from different streets across the area wanting to do something positive after some of us were involved in a near-miss car crash with our children on the way to school. We found out that many local people had stories of unsafe streets – and now we want to see some positive solutions that will make it safer for everyone.

“We have been talking to local councillors and highways officers about how what could be done to improve road safety – particularly for children – and the behaviour of motorists on our streets.”

VPCA has organised a series of short meetings jointly with Leeds City Council at the Lilac Grove Common House on:

  • Thursday, March 22 (6pm-8pm)
  • Friday, March 23 (1pm-3pm)
  • Saturday, March 24 (10am-noon)

Feedback and ideas will be collected at the meetings for further study by the council.

The group is also campaigning for a children’s playground on the fields between Outgang Lane and Victoria Park Avenue.


  1. I also think you should look at station mount bramley as vehicles come at dangerous speeds up and down this road and we have had collisions and cars smashing in to garden walls

  2. I live on lancastre ave now and without the road closures they still speed to the top of the road op lilac
    It’s going to make our street even more dangerous especially with the new road hall way they just cut through over raynville road and up lancastre ave without looking


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