Consultation to curb problem parking in Leeds

Coun Richard Lewis.
Coun Richard Lewis.

Pudsey residents are to be consulted over a raft of parking restrictions hoped to free up the town’s clogged-up spots and reduce accidents.

Leeds City Council’s Highways service is planning to introduce the measures after concerns about inconsiderate parking from people who say the problems have hindered road safety.

The ward’s councillors have urged people to respond to an upcoming consultation and said that the scheme could be implemented later this year.

Letters will be sent out to those affected by the scheme, and it will be advertised on lampposts and elsewhere so the people who use the street can comment.

Coun Richard Lewis (Labour, Pudsey) said: “More and more of our roads are getting clogged up with parked cars and drivers are more likely to park so their vehicles reduce the visibility of other drivers coming out of side roads.”

Also council’s executive member Regeneration, Transport and Planning, Coun Lewis said: “These proposals will deal with the fifteen worst locations and should reduce the number of accidents, keep traffic moving and reduce driver conflict on Pudsey’s streets.”

Proposals have not yet been finalised. But some of the plans could include double yellow lines at the junctions of: Woodlands Park Road and Fartown; Leafield Drive and Lumby Lane; New Street and Littlemoor Road; Hough Side Road and Britannia Mews; Victoria Road and Victoria Crescent.

On Lowtown, there could be waiting time limits to ensure turnover of parking spaces to benefit local businesses and their customers. A South Parade, there may be a parking ban on a bend which currently affects visibility of oncoming traffic. Measures in other spots are also being considered.