Final chance to feed back on issues along Woodhouse Lane: Woodhouse Lane Gateway. Photo credit: Urban Wilderness

15 Feb 2024

Final chance to feed back on issues along Woodhouse Lane

Connecting Leeds Transport Highways

The council and the West Yorkshire Combined Authority are urging people to have their say on travel or place related issues between the city centre and the Hyde Park and Woodhouse areas of Leeds, before the Woodhouse Lane Gateway consultation closes on 19 February.

Residents, businesses, students and commuters are being asked to identify current issues, what changes they would like to see, and what should be prioritised on the 2km route along Woodhouse Lane and Albion Street from St Mark’s Road to the Headrow in the city centre.

The area covers the route from The Light, Merrion Centre and St John’s Centre towards three of the city’s universities and the southern end of the A660, which links the city centre to Hyde Park, Headingley and is commonly used by those commuting from areas throughout North Leeds and beyond.

The route suffers from a high casualty rate with 98 reported casualties happening since 2016, including 23 serious collisions.

Feedback from the consultation will be used to address the high number of casualties in the area and develop plans for a safer and more welcoming environment. The next stage of consultation will go out to the public later this year.

Councillor Helen Hayden, Leeds City Council's Executive Member for sustainable development and infrastructure, said:

“Thank you to all those who have already had their say in the consultation. We’ve had almost 1,000 contributions so far but we’re looking for more before this round of consultation closes. I’d encourage anyone who frequently travels in the area to let us know what issues they experience so we can prioritise improvements along the route.

“Lots of people already walk, cycle and take the bus, and your feedback is really valuable to develop plans to make it safer to travel in sustainable ways across the city centre and beyond.”

This scheme is being developed by Leeds City Council in partnership with the West Yorkshire Combined Authority.

Tracy Brabin, Mayor of West Yorkshire, said:

"I’d urge people to take this opportunity to have their say and help us shape these plans to improve walking, cycling and bus routes along Woodhouse Lane and into the city centre.

Feedback from those who use our transport routes is vital as we work towards creating a better-connected West Yorkshire.” 

The survey can be completed online at this link before 11.59pm on 19 February.

A paper copy of the survey can also be requested by emailing or calling 0113 336 8868.

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