By John Baron
A number of busy roads in West Leeds could be part of a £3.2 million package of road safety measures in a bid to reduce the number of accidents, a council report has said.
Every year Leeds City Council highlights stretches of road which it believes may need work to make them safer, either because of high accident rates or following local safety concerns.
Four sites in West Leeds have been earmarked for feasibility studies as part of the council’s Casualty Reduction Programme. The studies will examine what possible measures could make the roads safer and recommend what action the council should take.
The West Leeds sites earmarked for feasibility studies this year for possible schemes in the 2024-25 financial year include:
- Burley Road
- Cardigan Road
- Tong Road
- Leeds & Bradford Road.
Other proposals include:
- To design and consult over introducing a Pudsey district centre 20mph zone to reduce the number and severity of recorded injury collisions. Cost of designing the scheme, which will be followed by a consultation, is £35,000. Any subsequent project is proposed for 2024-25 financial year. No details on specific roads are available yet.
- Kirkstall Road/Woodside View – Provide coloured surfacing to highlight cycle tracks at junctions at a cost of £25,000.
- An additional pedestrian guardrail will be installed at Galloway Lane in Pudsey at a cost of £10,000.
- New pedestrian crossing would be introduced this financial year at Spen Lane/ Vesper Road in Kirkstall and on Kirkstall Lane, Headingley.
- Movement violation cameras are proposed at Kirkstall Road/Kirkstall Lane and Armley Ridge Road/Stanningley Road.
- WLD confirmed yesterday that a number of speed cameras would be installed along the Outer Ring Road and A647 Stanningley Bypass, between Horsforth and Armley. A new 50mph speed limit will be introduced in the autumn.