over 4 years ago
How do you feel about the proposed changes?
Do you have any other comments? (Please limit your response to 200 words)
As the owner of one of the office buildings fronting onto Infirmary Street, we have a number of concerns over the proposals for Infirmary Street, which we have outlined in a letter to the Connecting Leeds team dated 12 April 2019 and referenced MR/VN91306/L01. We look forward to working with the Council and other stakeholders to progress these proposals to an implementable detailed design that hopefully appeases our concerns.
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Why do you feel this way?
• Better for disabled users
• Better for cyclists
• Better for bus/bus users
• Better for pedestrians
• Improved public space
Which elements of the scheme do you support?
• Increased bus priority
• New/updated cycle provision
• New bus stops
• Public realm improvements
• Improvements for pedestrians
• Will benefit the environment
This will make the area so much safer. Park Row gets a really heavy footfall and the pavement is very narrow meaning people often have to walk out on to the road to get past. Like the new pedestrian crossings and shelters on Infirmary Street. Much more attractive and accessible use of public space generally.
• Area in need of improvement
• Worse for taxi/private hire
• Will benefit local business
Regret the loss of the northbound bus route, given that bus traffic will now have to merge with general traffic on East Parade - but understand the motivation.
Would it be an option to relocate stop Z1 on Bishopgate Street to City Square? This maintains the link with the rail station, allow services that currently miss Z1 out to call there and allow for the merger of two stops (Z1 and the equivalent stops on Infirmary Street)? Z1 is often not accessible because of coaches and other vehicles laying over, which is important for mobility-impaired passengers.
Wouldn't South Parade be the better - and wider - escape route for northbound general traffic? Also: based on the map, to reach Bedford Street general trafic will have to run via South Parade, Park Row, Greek Street, turn and head north. Is that correct?
Should the pedestrian crossing on East Parade be further south; either before St Paul's Street or angled to south of Infirmary Street, so that buses can exit into traffic instead of another signal? And is there enough room for delivery traffic to turn round on Infirmary Street? Or do they turn in the entrance to Wine Street?
And does this mean that PHVs and similar will be stopped from laying over on Park Row? They're not at the moment.