Issues

This section lists issues - problems on the street network and related matters.

Issues always relate to some geographical location, whether very local or perhaps city-wide.

You can create a new issue using the button on the right.

Listed issues, most recent first, limited to the area of Leeds Cycling Campaign:

  • Leeds New Station Street Improvement Works

    Created by M Stanley // 1 thread

    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. 

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  • Red Hall Bridleway

    Created by M Stanley // 1 thread

    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.

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  • DfT Policy Paper - Inclusive Transport Strategy

    Created by Matthew // 1 thread

    https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/inclusive-transport-strategy

    Lots of interesting stuff about inclusive transport regarding trains, buses, cars, public realm, streets and yes a bit about cycling too. Quotes:

    Shared Space:

    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
    2019;
    • 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
    cycling.

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  • Lawnswood Roundabout and Bus Lanes

    Created by M Stanley // 1 thread

    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.

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  • South Bank Consultation

    Created by M Stanley // 1 thread

    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 southbank@leeds.gov.uk 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 southbank@leeds.gov.uk / 0113 378 7719 / 0113 378 5380.

    Yours faithfully

    DF's Signature
    David Feeney
    Head of Forward Planning & Implementation
    City Development

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  • M621 Junctions 1-7 Improvement Scheme

    Created by M Stanley // 1 thread

    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

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  • Incentivising active travel to Kirkgate market

    Created by M Stanley // 1 thread

    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.

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  • 17/04425/FU Bridge for pedestrians and cyclists across the River Aire

    Created by M Stanley // 1 thread

    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

    https://publicaccess.leeds.gov.uk/online-applications/applicationDetails.do?activeTab=summary&keyVal=OSNNE9JBHZM00

    Leeds

    Application reference : 17/04425/FU

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  • Protected Cycleway on northern section of Leeds Ring Road

    Created by M Stanley // 1 thread

    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:

    A: https://www.dropbox.com/s/c2borky0obwf9yt/TM-00-2936-02-02A.pdf?dl=0

    B: https://www.dropbox.com/s/agapwxnnxjveffk/TM-00-2936-02-02C.pdf?dl=0

    C: https://www.dropbox.com/s/sxk9g6nezr4cnhh/TM-00-2936-02-03B.pdf?dl=0

    We have provided a letter of support which can be found here:

    https://www.dropbox.com/s/mcxpirrr5qrnxab/2017-06-30%20Letter%20of%20support%20for%20NPIF%20bid%20.pdf?dl=0

    Council are expecting to hear about success of bid in early autumn

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  • ELOR Crossing Coal Road

    Created by Charlie Lima // 1 thread

    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...

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  • Planning application Tetley Brewery

    Created by M Stanley // 1 thread

    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

    https://publicaccess.leeds.gov.uk/online-applications/applicationDetails.do?activeTab=summary&keyVal=OONIG3JB0G200

    Leeds

    Application reference : 17/02501/OT

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  • Pudsey Greenside Cutting / Tunnel Infill proposal

    Created by M Stanley // 1 thread

    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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  • Headstart / advanced stop line for cyclists required

    Created by TMiles // 1 thread

    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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  • Orbital route

    Created by TMiles // 1 thread

    A focus for a range of initiatives (including junction modifications, cycle lanes and calming measures) that will make it easier, safer and more pleasant to cycle between the diverse mix of communities along this 9km route.

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  • Smoother return to main carriageway required

    Created by TMiles // 1 thread

    The raised cycle way currently rejoins the main carriageway in an awkward manner at the junction with Oatland Road. A safer and more fluid option would be to ease cyclists into the parallel road-level cycle lane at some point before this junction.

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  • Bus stop in need of redesign

    Created by TMiles // 1 thread

    Inbound cyclists frequently have to wait for a considerable time behind buses at this well-used stop or pull out into the right-hand lane on what is a section of dual carriageway.

    A bus-stop bypass is likely to be impractical here, as its exit would be close to the junction with Cliff Road, unless it continued as a cycle track parallel with Woodhouse Lane for 500m until rejoining the main carriageway near the junction with Clarendon Road.

    An alternative solution, namely a bus lay-by (as on the other side of the road), may be possible but would have to take into account the mature trees in this location.

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