A raft of proposals to tackle traffic congestion in Armley, Kirkstall and Bramley & Stanningley will be discussed by councillors tomorrow (Wednesday).
Members of the Inner West Community Committee will tomorrow hear about a raft of proposals to improve transport in the area.
Their discussion follows a public consultation into how £173.5m of central government money should improve transport in Leeds following the collapse of the trolleybus initiative last year.
A new transport strategy compiled for the city by the council includes:
- Potentially doubling the number of car parking spaces at New Pudsey Station, turning it into a park and ride
- Multi-million pound plans to relieve congestion at Dawsons Corner
- Install an enclosed cycle hub and connect cycle routes accessing New Pudsey Station from the City Connect Superhighway on the A6147
- Bus priority measures on the A647. This also includes consideration of Stanningley Road through Stanningley itself, as the principal route served by buses
- This also includes consideration of Stanningley Road through Stanningley itself, as the principal route served by buses.
- A new Leeds High Frequency Bus Network – over 90% of core bus services (on main bus corridors) will run every 10 minutes between 7am and 8pm.
- New or upgraded existing facilities to improve the waiting environment and real time travel information
- Bus rail link to Leeds Bradford Airport
Councillors on the Inner West Community Committee, which covers Armley, Bramley & Stanningley and Kirkstall wards will discuss the city-wide proposals before they go before the council’s decision-making executive board next month.
Their discussion comes against a backdrop of mounting public concerns about traffic congestion across the city:
— Kirkstall In Bloom (@KirkstallBloom) November 21, 2017
They’ll also hear that more than 500 residents in ‘inner’ West Leeds responded to last year’s Leeds Transport Conversation consultation in Leeds.
A report to be considered by councillors says the need for a cheaper bus service was mentioned more frequently by ‘Inner West’ respondents than others.
Respondents from the ‘Inner West’ also had significantly heavier criticism of the money spent on cycling improvements, most notably the controversial City Connect cycle superhighway which runs from Bradford through West Leeds and the city centre and out into East Leeds.
Here’s a snapshot of the survey results:
The Inner West Community Committee meets tomorrow, Wednesday November 29, at Strawberry Lane Community Centre in Armley from 6pm. Members of the public are invited to attend.