Oppose Leeds City Council's planned bus lanes on the A61 in Alwoodley

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Sarah Whittle
1 year ago
I think any money should be spent on improving safety for cyclists. More people would cycle if it was safe and those who do are not safe. Reducing to one lane would cause chaos and the 30 second gain for buses isn’t worth it

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Ross Bystryakov
2 years ago
I cannot possibly see why the council executives think that there's any point in shutting down roads for buses they are trying to get rid of.

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Stuart Mitchell
3 years ago
Bus lanes on the A61 aren't the answer. A proper transport system is needed for Leeds. The A61 from Harrogate needs dualling all the way to Harrogate, especially given Leeds's growth and Harrogate being a dormitory town. LCC really shouldn't do this.

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Diana Hunter
3 years ago
This ridiculous idea will at least double my journey time to work (Alwoodley to Oakwood), it will increase congestion and pollution accordingly. The introduction of a cycle lane is ludicrous, I travel this route every day and only see cyclists at weekends! Stop it now.

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Gail Taylor
3 years ago
Traffic is heavy during rush hour.Thiswill make journeys much longer. Air quality will be poorer due to standing traffic during the day as it is now. Only a few buses per hour anyway which are expensive to use. Most journeys are across Leeds and not on a bus route anyway.

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Gordon Shaw
3 years ago
The resultant disruption to the area far out ways the benefits

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Deborah Caspi
3 years ago
Traffic in Leeds is bad enough already. It is pompous to presume that all car drivers can abandon their cars for buses. When a local consultation event took place in Chapeltown, it was interesting to note that the presenters came in private vehicles - of course they couldn’t take a bus carrying their bulky display equipment! So why is this not considered necessary for the plebs???
Work is already under way on the roads, causing massive disruptions so why bother consulting local residents and road users? It seems like the decisions have been made - foregone conclusion. Insulting and disappointing.

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Peter Hopton
3 years ago
Waste of money

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Martin Evans
3 years ago
If the council want to spend the 'cancelled trolley bus slush fund' then ban parking on the A61, provide a properly segregated cycle path, get rid of the ridiculous lights to do a U turn near alwoodley gates, make the grammar school pay for the impact they make on traffic flows, ban all parking / waiting / drop off in the vicinity of the grammar school. Make the outer ring road fully dual carriageway with a local only access road all the way from the end of the east leeds orbital to where the dual carriageway exists at the moment. Ban parking on the A61 at all times, provide bus stops off the main carriageway, stop all private hire vehicles and taxis from receiving public funding to 'upgrade' their vehicles Also provide a flyover at the A61 A6120 roundabout. Above all build quickly. 12 months for the outer ringroad 'junction improvements' is an absolute joke.

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Julie white
3 years ago
Ludicrous. Traffic is really bad to start with.