Concerns have been raised about pedestrian safety at the parade of shops on the corner of Belle Isle Road and Moor Road in Hunslet Carr.
A new pedestrian refuge was installed to allow easier crossing of Moor Road in 2021, but then the nearby pedestrian barriers were removed during recent roadworks on Balm Road and Belle Isle Road. Some motorists have been driving across the pedestrian route to park outside the shops.
Cllr Paul Wray (Labour, Hunslet & Riverside) said in a Facebook post:
“Cllr Mohammed Iqbal and I have been actively chasing the safety audit at this location following the crossing point rebuild and the removal of the highways barriers.
“Following the removal of the barriers, there have been repeated illegal vehicle movements over the crossing points near Moor Road – putting pedestrians at risk.
“Highways Leeds officers have now confirmed they agree with our concerns and of residents and will be providing plans about how they will prevent vehicles illegally crossing this point and putting pedestrians in danger.
“The plans should be ready for the beginning of February. Should they be acceptable, work will then be commissioned.”
Photo: Jeremy Morton
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