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Please Add Traffic Lights and a Pedestrian Crossing to the Junction between A63 Selby Road, Garforth and Leeds Road, Kippax (Charlie Sweeps Corner)

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I am really concerned that there will be a serious accident soon at the junction of Selby Road and Leeds Road. I travel this way twice a day by car to take my children to school at Kippax North and it is a nightmare trying to come off Selby Road on to Leeds Road as ther is a blind bend. I would love to walk the kids to school but there is nowhere safe to cross and the cars fly down doing at least 40 miles per hour. I really am amazed that in all these years that no traffic lights or a pedestrian crossing have been installed. I am not the only resident concerned and fed up about this, especially us that have children that need to travel to school safely.

I recieved an e-mail this week from the Local ward members who stated:-

"As local Ward members we secured agreement with the Highways Agency in 2005 to fund traffic lights in order to avoid such chaos that you experienced. Unfortunately funds were cut from the Agency and the project was removed from their expenditure plans. We have been lobbying for some considerable  time to secure other funds for this, but our last attempt to ask a developer to fund improvements as part of their housing plans (which they agreed) failed after planning officers turned down their application. I can assure you we are aware of the dangers of this junction and will continue to lobby for resources and action to improve road safety at this dangerous junction".

In my eyes this is not good enough. I pay Council and Business Tax as do the rest of my Community; some of which should be allocated to making our local roads safer. There have been far too many accidents on this stretch of road and we should no longer sit and wait for one of our loved ones to be killed.

If you agree then please sign and share this petition - ENOUGH is ENOUGH!!!!!

 



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