Scheme Update - November 2013
We are approximately half way through the work programme and the works will be complete before Christmas 2013, on time and budget.
From the 11 November 2013, for approximately 3 weeks, the existing traffic lanes on Roundhay Road will be narrowed and right turns will be banned on a number of side streets. This is to allow the safe construction of the central island, by Shepherds Lane.
From the 2 December 2013, for approximately 1 week, the existing traffic lanes on Roundhay Road will be narrowed and right turns from a number of side streets will also be banned. This is to allow the safe construction of the new pedestrian crossing near Bayswater Crescent and Elford Grove.
From the 11 November 2013, for approximately 3 days, two way traffic signals will be in place on Roundhay Road near Banstead Terrace West. This is to allow upgrade works, to the existing crossing, to take place safely.
From the 14 November 2013, for approximately 2 days, two way traffic signals will be in place on Roundhay Road near Elford Grove. This is to allow the new ducting works, required for the new pedestrian crossing, to be constructed safely.
Thank you for your continued patience.
All dates given are approximate, are subject to change at short notice and are weather permitting. The latest scheme plan can be downloaded from the documents area of this page.
The current situation
Studies have identified a larger than expected number of accidents involving pedestrians, cyclists and vehicles occurred on Roundhay Road compared to similar roads elsewhere in Leeds. Several of these occurred at or near the Shepherd's Lane junction.
Metro and the bus operators have identified Roundhay Road northbound as a major source of delay for buses in the busy afternoon period.
What is being proposed?
On this page you will find a plan showing our proposals, which include:
- A peak-period outbound bus and cycle lane (with restrictions to other traffic at these times);
- The introduction of traffic signals at the Shepherds Lane junction;
- The introduction of one-way streets at key locations to facilities the new traffic signals;
- Improvements to and the provision of additional pedestrian crossing facilities;
- Formalised traffic lanes and turning manoeuvres to improve road safety; and
- A review of the parking restrictions along this section of Roundhay Road to meet local need.
Public Consultation exercise
A public engagement exercise was undertaken late in 2011. A leaflet explaining the proposals together with a questionnaire was distributed during October 2011 as follows:
- 3,000 properties in close proximity to the proposals.
- Passengers on buses along Roundhay Road
- Pedestrians on Roundhay Road
- Vehicle users along Roundhay Road
- Copies placed in local libraries.
Temporary signs were also positioned on-street to inform all highway users about the consultation exercise.
An on-line version of the questionnaire was also made available via a link on this webpage and paper leaflet/questionnaire were made available to those who enquired via telephone.
Staff from Highways and Transportation also attended The Compton Centre on Harehills Lane on Weds 2 November 2011 between 11am - 2pm and 5pm – 7pm to discuss proposals with members of the public.
Public Engagement Report
Following the public consultation exercise last year, the feedback was analysed and a report has been produced which quantifies the opinions of those who responded. In summary, there was strong support for the proposals and the findings have now been published (see Public Engagement Report in the downloads section of this page).
Suggestions raised through the consultation have been taken into account, and where possible, these have been incorporated into the current proposals. Further consultation was undertaken with local businesses, residents and members of the public who may be directly affected by the proposals, in particular, with regards to the proposed changes to the proposed Traffic Regulation Orders. This relates to the change of “no waiting / no loading” restriction times. These can be seen on the proposed layout which can be downloaded from the documents section of this page.
The current proposals in accordance with local wishes, is that the scheme aims to promote a peak time bus and cycle lane, rather than 24 hours, and relaxation of waiting/loading times on the inbound section of Roundhay Road to assist businesses in the evening peak.