West Yorkshire combined authority are consulting on improvements to cycling and walking links in Pudsey with the aim of improving access to New Pudsey station
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West Yorkshire combined authority are consulting on improvements to cycling and walking links in Pudsey with the aim of improving access to New Pudsey station
Leeds City Council are proposing major changes to the gyratory. The stated aim is to increase motor vehicle capacity at the junction which will in turn allow the removal of general motor traffic from areas of the city centre such as city square.
Leeds city council are proposing to reduce the speed limit from 60mph to 40mph
See uploaded attachment in discussion
Improvements to the pedestrian environment at the front of Leeds Station.
Slightly annoying that this has not come to the Cycle Forum subgroups so this is the first I have seen of it.
It seems to me more could be done to improve connectivity with cyclepoint.
From Leeds City Council
RE: Declaration of a Public Bridleway at Red Hall at the south western end of the ELOR
Leeds City Council is considering making a declaration to record the currently permissive bridleway between the Ring Road, Shadwell and Winn Moor Lane (around the perimeter of Leeds City Council’s Red Hall Site) as a Definitive Bridleway and record it on the Definitive Map and Statement.
I have enclosed a map of the proposed bridleway shown with a solid pink line with cross bars. The section to be dedicated would be between A and B and it will have a recorded width of three metres. The ends of this existing permissive bridleway are to be diverted and improved by the East Leeds Orbital Road and have been included in the Side Roads Order which will enable them to also be recorded on the Definitive Map and Statement. I have attached a map showing the East Leeds Orbital Road, the existing permissive bridleway and the alteration that have been included in the Side Roads Order.
The East Leeds Orbital Road will also extend the existing permissive bridleway east by providing a public bridleway along its north/ eastern boundary all the way to Barnbow Lane where it will connect to the existing bridleway network and the new/ diverted bridleways within The Springs retail and leisure development. A shared use footway/ bridleway will continue from the western end of the permissive bridleway along the side of the Ring Road/ A6120 to Leeds Bridleway No. 104.
The claimed footpath across Red Hall Fields from the permissive bridleway to Red Hall Lane has been partially diverted by the Side Roads Order for the East Leeds Orbital Road with a bridge provided over the road. A decision will be taken to divert or dedicate the footpath on the south side of East Leeds Orbital Road will be made when future proposals for this land are decided.
A Definitive Map Modification Order Application has been made for the claimed footpath that connects between the permissive bridleway and Winn Moor Lane and this is currently being investigated although a decision has not been made.
I would be grateful to receive any comments that you may have regarding the declaration of the permissive bridleway as a public bridleway within four weeks of the date of this letter, so that they may be taken into consideration. If you require further information please do not hesitate to contact me.
Lots of interesting stuff about inclusive transport regarding trains, buses, cars, public realm, streets and yes a bit about cycling too. Quotes:
8.11 While we consider CIHT and DPTAC’s recommendations and how to take them
forward, we are requesting that local authorities pause any shared space schemes
incorporating a level surface they are considering, and which are at the design stage.
We are also temporarily suspending Local Transport Note 1/11. This pause will allow
us to carry out research and produce updated guidance.
Objectives regarding Cycling:
• Update Local Transport Note 2/08, which sets out the Department’s guidance to
local authorities on designing safe and inclusive infrastructure for cyclists, to take
account of developments in cycling infrastructure since its publication in 2008 and
the responses to the draft AAP consultation and publish a revised version by early
• By 2020, explore the feasibility of amending legislation to recognise the use of
cycles as a mobility aid71 in order to increase the number of disabled people
As part of the connecting Leeds programme of public transport improvement works, the Adel to Leeds route will be improved with bus lanes, cycle lanes, and pedestrian improvements.
Created by M Stanley // 2 threads
Redevelopment of Dawsons Corner Junction.
Via email from Leeds City Council.
The South Bank Leeds Framework Plan was produced in 2016 to provide guidance for the future development of the South Bank. Three months consultation was undertaken between August and December 2016 which prompted responses from over 2,200 members of the public and numerous partner organisations, businesses, landowners and other stakeholders. This produced over 32,000 comments. The responses have been considered, analysed and a number of changes have been made including strengthening the importance of urban realm, family-friendly design features, the waterfront and culture in the regeneration vision. In addition:
· We are proposing to adopt the framework as a Supplementary Planning Document
· The section around HS2 and the station has been updated to include the recently developed Leeds Integrated Station Masterplan
The draft SPD, consultation statement and supporting documents are available for inspection at www.southbankleeds.co.uk.
Representations are invited on the SPD until Wednesday 20 December 2017 and should be sent to email@example.com or South Bank SPD consultation, Leonardo Building, 2 Rossington Street, Leeds, LS2 8HD or complete a response form / online survey.
If you would further information please contact firstname.lastname@example.org / 0113 378 7719 / 0113 378 5380.
Head of Forward Planning & Implementation
Preliminary proposals for a park and ride scheme at Stourton. Bus priority section has protected cycle tracks.
Highways England are proposing 'improvements' to junctions 1-7 of the M621.
The campaign has an interest in this for the following reasons:
- Forms the southern part of of the inner Leeds ring road, the improvement of which is apparently integral to the removal of through traffic from city square.
- The M621 currently causes severance to many communities in the south of Leeds.
Document outlining the possible options is here: https://www.dropbox.com/s/up2fsg85zgmvqtx/N170017_M621%20Booklet_Digital.pdf?dl=0
Written questionniare (online version available) https://www.dropbox.com/s/6zsgmhpzh7brhka/N170017_M621%20Booklet_Questionnaire.pdf?dl=0
A road narrowing and calming scheme is proposed for this section of Dewsbury Road.
We currently don't have any plans but will update the thread when we do.
Currently Leeds Markets are offering discounts to drivers off their parking fees.
Members have complained that similar incentives should be given to those who choose to travel sustainably.
Looking for suggestions on how similar offers could be applied to pedestrians, cyclists and public transport users.
Bridge for pedestrians and cyclists across the River Aire from the former Low Fold development site (Right Bank) to the former Hydro Aluminium development site (Left Bank)
Land Opposite Low Fold Mills Low Fold Cross Green Leeds
Application reference : 17/04425/FU
As a safety measure, Leeds City Council are proposing a mini roundabout on the A660 junction with St Michaels Road.
Plan can be seen here: https://www.dropbox.com/s/8hvi5cxq6ppu9gt/TM-17-2935-CON.pdf?dl=0
I have said we will return any comments by 26/7/17
Leeds City Council are planning on building a link road to the airport.
Created by M Stanley // 3 threads
The old dingy underpasses around this junction are being filled in. More space is to be given to pedestrians.
Leeds City Council are applying for investment to put a protected cycle way on the northern section of Leeds ring road.
Draft plans are available here:
We have provided a letter of support which can be found here:
Council are expecting to hear about success of bid in early autumn
The original plans stated that there would be a cycle bridge where the ELOR crosses Coal Road but this detailed plan (attached) appears to show no such crossing. Where has it gone? I use Coal Road to commute to work regularly and it is a well used route by many other cyclists as well. The plans show cycle underbridges in other areas...
Outline application (all matters reserved except for access) for a phased mixed use development comprising demolition of existing buildings, up to 850 residential units (C3), business uses (B1), flexible commercial uses (A1, A2, A3, A4, A5, B1, D1, D2), hotel use (C1), public realm including a City Park and vehicular access.
Former Tetley Brewery Hunslet Road Hunslet Leeds LS10 1JQ
Application reference : 17/02501/OT
Message from member DD.
There is an application by the developer EP Homes to in fill the above cutting ( first application is a part infill , to be followed by full Infill and then probably housing application) .
There is an issue of Bats roosts in the tunnel and under Carlisle Road Bridge. I'm forwarding this as there is also an issue of ever using this disused rail line as a cycle /walking route.
There are quite a few objections to this and some residents mention the possibilities of a future cycle route Pudsey Greenside Greenway . There are also plans by Bradford Council for large housing developments new link road around Tong /Sholebrook/ Raikes Lane area, not far from the Western end of the railway tunnel.
Leeds City Council Travel Wise Team also replied ,saying they had no comment on this development ,but state that Leeds cycling Officer Vicky Franks should be consulted. Is it worth Leeds Cycle Campaign contacting her on this item, and also our organisation objecting to this development ?
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This signal-controlled roundabout could be easily made safer for south-bound cyclists if the traffic lights granted them a few seconds head start or if the stop line on the segregated cycle lane was physically moved forward. This would prevent conflict between motor vehicles turning into Cross Stamford Street and cyclists continuing along Regent Street.
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Central Leeds is badly lacking cycle parking. Many locations have no cycle parking at all, or only a few token stands, which are often full. At the recent Cycle Consultation Forum, the Council asked for suggestions of locations that need cycle parking: send your suggestions to Mark Robinson at Leeds City Council.
Cycle lane marking is badly worn which means other road users cannot tell if it's really there or not - which is bad news for cyclists, and dangerous. needs urgent re-painting. Lodged with email@example.com twice in last 2 years but no action taken.
West bound traffic on Burley Road approaching the crossroads is segregated into one lane of buses and cycles and one lane of all other traffic. A set of traffic lights 100m from the crossroads gives alternating priority to these two streams: one sequence holds back cars to allow buses to pass through, the other sequence retains the bus lane.
Under the current layout, cyclists that wish to turn left into Willow Road can find themselves detained for some time. They are held back by red lights and lack the room to trickle forward to the later set of traffic lights without coming into conflict with other road users.
However, left-turning cyclists would be able to trickle forward if works were carried out to:
• Reprofile the pavement to allow the installation of a cycle lane following the line on the map.
• Create a bypass to the left of the bus lane lights so that cyclists can legally make headway.
It should be noted that the above measures are only intended for cyclists turning south. Under such measures the stream of traffic is always to the right of the cyclist.
Those going straight ahead (into Burley Rd.) or turning right (into Cardigan Rd.) should remain subject to the bus lane signals because their path crosses that of the other stream.
The current situation constitutes a bottle-neck on routes from the universities and parts of the city centre to Kirkstall and South Leeds. This crossover allows cyclists to access the higher-quality facilities on Kirkstall Road, and avoid the narrower Burley Road (where there is no cycle lane).
Cyclists benefit from an almost continuous cycle or bus lane along the A660 from the city centre. This route is much used by students cycling between central university campuses and accommodation in north-west Leeds.
After the central traffic lights in Headingley, the cycle lane ends and the road narrows. Although the road later widens out to two lanes, there is a stretch (marked on the map) where cyclists have insufficient space on what is a busy radial road.
There are two possible solutions here. The first would be to widen the north-west bound lane to allow a standard width cycle lane to be marked out. The second option would be to add a phase into the traffic light sequence that grants cyclists a ~10 second head start to clear this narrow stretch. This solution could involve detectors in the cycle lane upstream of the lights to avoid its unnecessary activation. It would also allow cyclists to position themselves better for the next junction, where traffic is split into two lanes.
A short section of cycle path allows cyclists to skirt around the traffic lights when turning left from Westgate into Oxford Place.
However the section ends abruptly in front of on-street car parking and the cyclist is forced to give way to other traffic in order to join Oxford Place.
It should instead lead smoothly into a cycle lane that runs the whole length of this street.
The route marked between Headingley and Armley is heavily used as an intra-urban connector between north west and south west Leeds. Congestion can be particularly acute because it uses one of the few crossing points over the River Aire and the Leeds and Liverpool canal in the west of the city.
The addition of cycle lanes in both directions along the length of this route has the potential to encourage a modal shift from cars and make a real impact on congestion. These cycle lanes would help to establish a more comprehensive network outside the radial routes, and would be a useful on-road addition to the Leeds Core Cycle Network (forming itinerary Ar - W). The proposed route offers connections to the improved cycle facilities on Kirkstall Road (A65) and the future CityConnect facilities.
The addition of cycle lanes would be of particular benefit to uphill cyclists, minimizing their conflict with motorists.
In addition to the environmental, economic and health benefits, the project would improve car-free mobility between three very different communities in Leeds: Headingley, Hyde Park and Armley.
The width of the pavements along the northern sector would allow for a widened carriageway in order to accommodate the cycle lanes. The loss of pavement width would be outweighed by the benefits of calmed traffic. The carriageway of the southern sector is already generous and would make the implantation of cycle lanes relatively straight forward.
St Michael's Road can be a useful local route for west-bound cyclists avoiding the central junction in Headingley and its approach roads, dominated by queuing traffic or parked cars.
The current configuration could be improved to allow cyclists approaching the junction to cross directly from St Michael's Rd into the cycle box immediately in front of the traffic lights at the northern extremity of Cardigan Road.
A dedicated traffic signal, coordinated with the parallel pedestrian crossing (to the extreme right of the image), would allow cyclists to cross from the island in the foreground to the advanced stop line in the far lane.
These improvements would require very little actual ground work, instead making use of smarter signal control. Further adjustments to the sequencing could see cyclists granted a synchronized left turn into Kirkstall Lane.
From member R.A.G.
There used to be two very useful cycle boxes (ASLs) in either direction at the junction traffic lights where ARR crosses SR. However, they have relayed the junction, and also repainted, but these two ASLs have disappeared.
While I actually think that a lot of ASLs are not that necessary (when the only option is to go straight on or turn left, and the volume of cyclists is always very low) as I'm sure you are more than aware, ASLs in positions such as these ones, are actually very important. If you are turning left from ARR onto SR the it is not an issue, however if you are continuing on ARR across the junction, then it is. ARR crosses SR with a slight left right shimmy, so you have to turn left first, then be in the right hand lane on SR, before you turn right to continue onto ARR, which is almost impossible/very dangerous without taking up the centre of the ARR single lane, before temporarily turning left onto the SR right hand lane of two.
I would like to think that they will be painted back in time, but it would seem that all other painting has been completed, and the workmen have moved on, so it doesn't look likely.
It is mildly ironic, while supposedly increasing cycling safety down SR, they have in turn decreased it on an adjoining roads such as ARR, and perhaps numerous others.
From member P.C.
As you might know highways has really usefully put more yellow markings to stop parking on this tricky corner
But the local car repair is using the corner as a salesroom. Its made it an even trickier corner. Can we get this info to highways pls as the double yellows need extending and to stop on pavement parking.
Large piece of concrete partially blocking access. If this was put here to stop motorbikes, then it is obviously ineffective due to eroded bank on right hand side.
Reported to Leeds City Council via online reporting system 26/02/2016
Meeting with Leeds City Council to discuss possible remedial works due to high casualty rates.