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What is your connection to Lawnswood roundabout? Please select all that apply to you.
• I travel through the area
Which of the following do you feel the proposals will achieve?
• Will improve cycling provision
• Will not improve carbon emissions
• Will not improve congestion
How do you normally travel around the Lawnswood roundabout?
How do you feel about the bus improvements?
• Will improve bus journey times
How do you feel about the walking improvements?
• Will feel safer
How do you feel about the proposals overall?
How do you feel about the cycling improvements?
• Easier to cross here
Please rate how easy or hard the consultation material was to understand:
Please provide us with any other comments or suggestions you have on the overall proposals:
The cycle crossing facilities are unnecessarily circuitous and will slow down cycle journey times, especially if there is no cycle/pedestrian traffic light-phasing and cyclists have to wait again at each entry/exit to the roundabout. There are virtually no cycle crossing points on the north bound Otley Road arm which will make it very difficult for any cyclists travelling along the Ring Road from West to East.
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• I live nearby
• Will improve walking facilities
• Will not improve bus journey times
• Will improve safety
• Will not improve air quality
• By car/van
• Easier to walk here
• Easier to reach my home/business
• Easier to cycle here
Signals on the ring road would seem to have a negative effect on emissions and congestion; however, they would seem to make cycle and foot traffic safer.
• Will improve bus reliability
• Will improve congestion
• Will improve air quality
• Will improve carbon emissions
• By bus
Huge improvement and I welcome the work that has gone into addressing previous issues people had. I like the cycling provision as I feel unsafe crossing here, I'm not sure how the northern arm leads into the cycle lane but I assume that it is just not showing on the plan. Apart from that the cycle facilities are good, great to see some free left turns. I'd like to see shared space reduced between cyclists and pedestrians at this junction due to differences in speed, especially heading south. Pedestrian crossings are long overdue which is very appreciated as I've had to walk quite a way up the carriageway to cross before.
I don't agree with others critisising the wavy nature of the cycle paths, as long as the path has enough width and stacking space for those waiting to cross it is perfectly reasonable and similar to the very good Moortown junctions and the new Trinity Way routes I used in Manchester last weekend.
I think crossing times for pedestrians and cyclists will be determined more through signal phasing than alignment, so I'm sure good crossing times for all modes can be achieved with this alignment.
Very glad this big improvement is being proposed.
The revised proposals are better, because there will be a modern, controlled roundabout rather than a controlled crossroads. Also, more trees can be kept.However, I'm not sure whether the scheme includes traffic lights at the exit from Otley Old Road: if it does, it will reduce the difficulty and stress of the right turn into Otley Road.
I was Chair of West Yorkshire's Traffic and Highways Committee and we had concerns about the safety of this roundabout as long ago as 1985 when we had a position paper setting our the concerns and starting the process of looking for solutions. Unfortunately this work was overtaken by the County's abolition and the other priorities Leeds has had - together with the increasing severe restrictions on Local Government spending.
Whilst there have been some improvements, the roundabout has continued to have a poor accident record and should have been improved a long time ago. Ridiculously small minded objections have hampered any progress at the human cost of - over the years since 1985 - hundreds of people being seriously injured at or near the roundabout. This has become ever more noticeable with the welcome increase in cycling and the number of cyclist hurt here is a disgrace for a City with an active transport and pro-cycling policy.
As a local resident and user of the roundabout - in a car, and as a cyclist and bus user - I very strongly welcome these proposals. I very much hope that the City Council will follow through on their responsibility to the vulnerable users of the roundabout, especially cyclist and pedestrians, and not back down in the face of unfounded opposition.