Have your say on the future of transport in Leeds

transport-conversation-in-leedsLeeds Transport Conversation

Your last chance to take part of the city wide conversation and online survey until 11 November 2016

A new city-wide conversation about the future of transport in Leeds is starting – and we want to hear from you.

 

Transport Conversation
We hosted a transport summit on 10 June 2016, marking the start of a comprehensive discussion that will hear the views of key organisations, businesses and local communities. Read more at: http://bit.ly/2chgsHc

Adel Crag added: Please feel free to pass on to your neighbours and relatives as it may be of interest to them.

Leeds bus station weekend closures planned

leeds-bus-stationLeeds Bus station is due to be closed for two weekends this month to allow resurfacing work to take place.

Temporary stops will be set up on September 17, 18, 24 and 25 while work to the bus bays and carriageways is completed.

Diane Groom, West Yorkshire Combined Authority’s assistant director of customer services, said: “Over the past 16 weeks, we have been able to carry out most of this much-needed resurfacing work with minimum disruption by moving services to alternative stands. However, to complete this scheme to provide passengers with smoother, more comfortable journeys, we need to carry out these closures.   Read more at: http://bit.ly/2c3lV8k

Adel Crag added: Please feel free to pass on to your neighbours and relatives as it may be of interest to them.

Einformation – PELICAN CROSSING – OTLEY ROAD

Otley Road 2We have received this message from Cllr Barry Anderson, as he was recently asked by a local resident whether the time limit on the pelican crossing outside the Nat West bank could be extended to allow pedestrians more time to cross. I took this up with the Traffic Engineer who advised as follows:

“Thank you for your email regarding the pelican crossing at A660 Otley Rd.  The existing crossing installed in 1993 is a pelican type crossing with flashing ambers, these crossings are no longer in use and we have been installing crossings with non-flashing periods for some time now as the flashing amber period relies on good driver behaviour and we see little of that nowadays.  I will look into our capital programme for this year to see if our funding will allow an upgrade of the crossing to remove the pelican periods and replace with a red signal to vehicles during the pedestrian period.”

Adel Crag added: This particular part of the crossing is a danger to pedestrians, and we hope that the upgrade of the crossing to remove the pelican periods and replace with a red signal to vehicles during the pedestrian period is actioned as soon as possible.

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HIGHWAY MAINTENANCE SCHEME – LONG CAUSEWAY, ADEL/ WEETWOOD LANE, WEETWOOD

Bus 28ADEL 28 BUS SERVICE

We have been informed by First Bus via Cllr Barry Anderson that the Service 28 from Leeds will operate to Weetwood Lane / Ring Road junction, then up to Lawnswood Roundabout along Otley Road terminating at Lawnswood Cemetery.

A shuttle service will be provided by WYCA to link up with the 28 at the cemetery.  WYCA is West Yorkshire Combined Authority (METRO as was).

The closure is from 09:30 until 15:30 Monday 18th – 20th July.

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The Bus Strike Planned for Leeds on Monday is Off

Bus 28Around 1,000 drivers and other staff at the First operator’s Bramley and Hunslet Park depots were due to stage a walkout over pay from 4am to 10am.

But yesterday the Unite union said it had called off the strike as a gesture of “good faith” as it attempts to set up fresh peace talks with bosses at First.

Unite regional officer Phil Bown told the Yorkshire Evening Post: “We want to try to resolve this dispute rather than see the travelling public facing further inconvenience.”

First Leeds managing director Paul Matthews said: “We look forward to further talks with Unite to reach a pay settlement for our drivers that is both affordable and recognises the hard work they do.

“We hope Unite will join us in meaningful discussion and give drivers the chance to have their say on our very reasonable and above inflation offer.”

Confirmation that Monday’s strike was off came during a 24-hour stoppage that ended at 2am today.

Read more: http://bit.ly/29yiWSQ

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More Bus Strike Chaos in Leeds

More bus strike disruptions on Friday 8th, and Monday 11th, which may be of interest to you.

Adel 28We have been informed by First Leeds that their drivers are taking industrial action again and there will not be any Adel 28 service operating on Friday and Monday.
Also , Monday there is a 6 hour stoppage from 0400hrs until 1000hrs.
They will attempt to get matters back to normal by lunchtime, but they suspect there will be major disruption for most of the day.
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NGT Trolleybus Scheme Rejected!!

NGT TrolleybusAs you are aware the NGT trolleybus scheme has been rejected.

The decision was welcomed by campaigners along the proposed route who had mounted a vigorous campaign against the scheme.

Here are some reasons below from the Inspector’s report for the rejection:

  • No significant improvements in road congestion
  • Pollution would increase overall
  • Little evidence to show it would improve connectivity
  • Many passengers would have to stand on trolleybuses

Here is a link to the Inspector’s Report

Here are just a few questions being raised locally, which we are sure you may have many more you wish to add.

  1. What does this mean for the future of Adel?
  2. Will LCC still go-ahead with the Park & Ride, University playing fields?
  3. Will there be a connection between Adel and Holt Park?

A660 Joint Council thanks everyone who put so much time and energy into fighting the scheme over the last four years!

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