Decision details

City Region Sustainable Transport Settlement: Casualty Reduction Programme 2022/23

Reference: D55255

Decision Maker: Director of City Development

Is Key decision?: Yes

Is subject to call in?: Yes

Purpose:

The Chief Officer for Highways & Transportation is requested to approve the annual programme of Casualty Reduction schemes and to authorise the detailed development, consultation, preparation & delivery of these scheme subject to the satisfactory completion of any necessary orders & statutory processes.

 

Decision:

The Chief Officer Highways & Transportation:

 

i)  Noted the contents and recommendations of this report including the continued application of the innovative approach to road casualties looking beyond the traditional ‘sites’ and ‘lengths’ processes;

ii)  Noted the work undertaken over the 2021/22 financial year with respect to the previously approved casualty reduction programme;

iii)  Reviewed and approved the prioritised list of targeted KSI casualty reduction programme and give authority to commence the detailed design, consultation and implementation of the schemes described in Appendix A to this report;

iv)  Gave authority to incur expenditure of £650,000 to deliver 5 schemes identified in this year’s KSI reduction programme as detailed in Appendix A and the feasibility, initial design and costings of further schemes for the 2022/23 KSI works programme;

v)  Gave authority to request the City Solicitor to draft and advertise any Traffic Regulation Orders (Movement Order, Waiting Restriction Order or Experimental Order) as required to address/ resolve the problems identified for each scheme as detailed in Appendix A, and if no valid objections are received, to make, seal and implement the Orders as advertised;

vi)  Approved with reference to the powers contained in Section 66(4) of the Highways Act 1980, that relevant lengths of footway proposed as cycle tracks (detailed in Appendix A) are removed and that following the removalof the footways, cycle tracks are constructed under the powers contained under the provisions of section 65(1) of the Highways Act 1980 for segregated or shared joint use by pedal cyclists and pedestrians; and

vii)  Agreed to receive such other and further reports as may be required to address any objections received to advertised notices or other matters arising from the detailed scheme proposals.

Reason Key: Financial Impact>£500K;

Wards Affected: Chapel Allerton; Gipton and Harehills; Little London and Woodhouse; Moortown; Weetwood;

Other reasons / organisations consulted

Detailed statutory and frontage consultation will take place on each individual project within the programme.

Consultees

Ward Members, Parish & Town Councils, Emergency Services, West Yorkshire Combined Authority, local residents and businesses.

Contact: Christopher Way, Traffic Engineer 0113 37 87493 Email: christopher.way@leeds.gov.uk.

Publication date: 10/05/2022

Date of decision: 18/05/2022

Effective from: 26/05/2022

Current call-in Count: 0

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