Decision details

Pedestrian Crossing Review 2022/23

Reference: D55256

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 recommendations of the Pedestrian Crossing Review & authorise the detailed development, consultation, preparation & delivery of the individual schemes within subject to the satisfactory completion of any necessary orders & statutory processes.

Decision:

The Chief Officer (Highways and Transportation):

a)  Noted the contents of this report and the procedures carried out in respect of conducting the annual Pedestrian Crossing Review;

b)  Reviewed and approved the recommendations of the annual Pedestrian Crossing Review as the basis for the 2022/2023 programme for introducing new formal and informal pedestrian crossings and upgrades to existing infrastructure;

c)  Gave authority to commence the detailed design, consultation and implementation of the schemes described in Section 3 of the report and Appendix 2;

d)  Gave authority to postpone the proposed humped zebra crossing scheme on Richardshaw Lane, Pudsey as contained within the 2021/2022 Pedestrian Crossing Review programme and replace this with the proposed humped zebra crossing scheme on Bridge Street, Otley as detailed within paragraph 5 of this report;

e)  Gave authority to incur expenditure of £275,000 inclusive of all works costs, staff fees and legal costs, which will be funded from the Local Transport Plan Transport Policy Capital Programme;

f)  Gave authority to display notices on site under the provisions of Section 23 of the Road Traffic Regulation Act 1984 in order to inform the public of the proposed formal pedestrian crossings and respond to any communicationsreceived in this regard as appropriate;

g)  Gave authority to request the City Solicitor to draft and advertise a Notice under the provisions of Section 90C of the Highways Act 1980 for the implementation of traffic calming to complement some of the proposed pedestrian crossings;

h)  Gave authority to request the City Solicitor to draft, advertise and implement, subject to no valid objections being received, a Traffic Regulation Order, Movement Order or Speed Limit Order, where required, to support the proposed pedestrian crossings; and

i)  Agreed to receive such other further reports (if required) to address any objections received to advertised Notices or other matters arising from the detailed scheme proposals.

Reason Key: Affects more than 1 ward;

Wards Affected: Adel and Wharfedale; Bramley and Stanningley; Horsforth; Killingbeck and Seacroft; Kippax and Methley; Little London and Woodhouse; Otley and Yeadon; Pudsey; Weetwood;

Other reasons / organisations consulted

No external consultations have been undertaken at this stage.  The majority of the schemes in the proposed programme have originated from local communities; either from Ward Members, local residents or businesses.  As the works programme develops, consultation on each individual scheme will be carried out as appropriate.

Consultees

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

Contact: Jonathan Waters, Highways Officer 0113 37 87492 Email: jonathan.waters@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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