New zebra crossing for Balm Road

Following the request of residents, Cllrs Paul Wray and Mohammed Iqbal (Labour, Hunslet and Riverside) highlighted to Highways Leeds officers the lack of a crossing facility on Balm Road at the Playfair Road junction in Hunslet. This space is particularly difficult for mobility users to cross, who must instead travel up to the signalised crossing at Moor Road from Playfair Road to cross over safely.

Cllr Paul Wray said:

“This has been on the wish list for a number of residents for several years. The current cycle lane roadworks has now provided an opportunity to build this out of an existing budget and provide a much-needed additional crossing point. But resident views on location are important, as the location will have some impact on how the road space is currently used.”

The site has been identified by Highways Leeds as offering the best connectivity to the bus stop, with the least disruption to other elements of the road.

However, some of the current on-road parking on Balm Road would have to be removed and one blue badge parking bay currently located on Balm Road, would also have to be moved onto Playfair Road.

Local residents will be written to ask for their feedback on the proposals and comments should be returned by Friday 20 January 2023.

If residents require additional information or wish to discuss the proposal further, they should contact Highways Leeds with any questions by emailing at, quoting reference TM-32-605-GA-07. Please also send any other feedback to this email as well.


This post is based on a press release issued by Cllr Paul Wray

Photo: Google Streetview


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