Leeds campaigner succeeds in securing local traffic calming measures

Post date: 
Wednesday, 13 August 2014
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A Leeds campaigner has succeeded in securing local traffic calming and management measures after lobbying local councillors and highways officers. 

Keith was experiencing great difficulties in walking around his local area independently due to the volume and speed of local traffic. He asked his local councillor and Leeds Highways Officials to assess a number of roads, for new crossings.  Assessments found that roads close to where Keith lives were not busy enough to warrant the introduction of new formal crossings. They did however agree to introduce a number of measures to help manage the speed and behaviour of cars.

Highways have brought in new double yellow lines to stop parking on drop kerbs and signage warning cars to slow down.  Although Keith is still campaigning for the crossings he believes are needed, he has found getting around a little easier after the new measures were introduced.