Local residents have successfully secured two new 20mph zones in Holbeck and Cottingley following road safety concerns.
The Cottingley zone will be centred on Cottingley Primary School and will include all streets surrounded by Cottingley Drive and Elland Road. Traffic calming measures will also be installed on Cottingley Drive. The moves follow a campaign by Cottingley TRAC members.
The second zone will be in the Ingrams area of Holbeck and will be centred on Ingram Road Primary School and will include all streets between the A643 and Top Moor Side and Domestic Street.
Local residents have requested that measures are implemented to reduce traffic speeds in areas popular with families and located around two popular primary schools.
Leeds City Council worked with residents who were consulted on the proposals. The zones have been supported by residents and will be put in place later this year.
Councillor David Congreve (Labour, Beeston & Holbeck) said:
“We fully support the introduction of these new 20mph zones in our local areas. Both areas will really benefit from the reduced speed limit making them safer for pedestrians, cyclists and especially school children and the elderly. We also hope this will encourage more people to walk and cycle in the area.”