Leeds City Council has confirmed three improvement schemes to pedestrian crossings in South Leeds in a decision published yesterday (5 May 2020).
A new zebra crossing will be provided on Pepper Road outside the Parnaby Tavern. Residents have long complained about speeding traffic on this stretch of road, which includes an s-bend, and is close to Hunslet Carr Primary School.
The report notes that there have been two accidents causing injury, one of them serious, on this stretch of road over the last five years. The works will include narrowing the road and adding a speed hump further around the corner.
Zebra crossings on Belle Isle Road at the junction with East Grange Drive and West Grange Drive are to be upgraded. The site was the scene of a fatal accident on 3 March 2018. This incident was one of five collisions, causing 8 injuries, over the last five years.
The works will see an adjustment to the existing on-ramps to the zebra crossing plateaus, making these more severe thereby encouraging drivers to slow on approach to the crossing.
In addition to these works, the zebra crossing on Beeston Road at the junction with Malvern Road is to have ‘halo’ lights added to the existing Belisha Beacons to make the crossing even more visible to motorists.
All the works are scheduled to be completed in the current financial year, by March 2021.
Photo: Cllr Mohammed Iqbal outside the Parnaby Tavern (taken 15 February 2020)