Pause the planned changes to the junction of Shaw Lane and Otley Road


Cllr Chris Howley and the Liberal Democrats are calling for Leeds City Council to pause works at the junction of Shaw Lane, St Anne's Road and Otley Road.

We are concerned that the current plan is unworkable and leading to dangerous rat running through St. Chad's Drive and the Becketts Park area.

Cllr Howley said: "The current plans haven't been fully thought through. I am very concerned that these changes will result in more traffic on roads leading off Otley Rd and in particular in the Beckett Park area. Work has barely started here and already I am receiving complaints of dangerous driving.

The Speed Indicator Device (SID) which we had installed last year is recording an increase in the number of cars along with an increase in the numbers breaking the speed limit. I am very worried that this may lead to serious accidents."

The Lib Dems have a track record of campaigning successes in Leeds. Most recently we fought against Leeds City Council's proposals to charge for parking at some of the city's parks and green spaces. We launched a petition in January and the public backlash forced a council U-turn.

Cllr Howley continued: "I would urge residents please to sign the petition and to share it with friends and neighbours. We have had success in the past when we have demonstrated that schemes do not have the support of local residents."

Please sign the petition below to add your voice to our campaign.

Pause the works at the junction of Shaw Ln and Otley Rd

We call on Leeds City Council to pause works and reconsider their plans for the junction of Shaw Lane, Otley Road and St Anne's Road. In particular, we need a solution for the increase in traffic levels and dangerous driving through the Becketts Park area.

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