about 2 years ago
What is your connection to City Square? Please select all that apply to you.
• I travel through the area
• I work in the area
How often do you travel through or visit City Square?
• 1 or 2 days per week
How would you normally travel around City Square?
Why do you normally visit or travel through City Square?
• Restaurants, café bars
• Public transport
What do you think about our proposals for City Square?
Please explain your answer in the space below:
Would love to have a high quality public space that is less congested.
Please explain your answers in the space below:
Walking and cycling improvements are very welcome; anything else is a bonus.
D: Mobility scooter/wheelchair
I don't know
E: Motorcycle/powered scooter
F: Car/van (as a driver/passenger)
I like the fact the cycling provision will connect into existing routes. The proposed routes could be more joined up and direct. Would be good to have more cycle storage.
What do you think about our proposals for cycling improvements?
What do you think of our proposals for pedestrian improvements?
Please explain your answer in the space below
Any improvements to journey time reliability are welcome.
What do you think of our proposals for bus improvements?
What do you think of our proposals for changes to traffic movements?
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• At least once per year
• Mobility scooter/wheelchair
• Car/van as a driver or passenger
Once again no consideration for people with mobility difficulties who need to park close to their destination
Another part of the city I will no longer be able to visit. Disability discrimination.
Cyclists feel they own the road and I think this is just another example of pandering to them
Okay for those who can walk but no consideration for those who need to drive and park close to their destination
Please provide us with any other comments or suggestions you have on the overall proposals using the space below
Please leave me access to City Square as I want to be able to take my grandchildren to see the statue of James Watt donated to the city by my great great grandfather over a hundred years ago.
• At least once per fortnight
Waste of money and not achieve it any thing at all,
Why fix if not broken
This is certainly a waste of money and as usual LCC do not listen to many people
Still be the same with busses missing
A complete waste of money like all the schemes Leeds City Council seem to come up with these days. It is about time that LCC listen to residents, take in to account the thoughts of residents , not that they do listen, and do not keep messing around with thinks that work and restrict flow of traffic.
I like the concept and approve of the aim of removing through -traffic from City Square but am disappointed that nothing is proposed to improve the very poor provision for drop off and pick up at the station. Princes Square is totally inadequate for the purpose. Much more kerb space is required. Could this be provided on Wellington Street or Aire street ( with traffic able to turn right from the east end of Wellington street into Aire street?). Also access to/from the station from the eastern parts of Leeds will be off-putting
See general comment.
In my experience, congestion in city square itself is not a major problem for buses. The main issue for bus users is rather the location of bus stops.
As noted in my general comments, I like the overall concept but think that access to the station by car to drop -off or pick up passengers will remain poor and, for people whose journeys start or end to the east of Leeds city centre, will deteriorate. This will discourage people from using rail services and thus lead to additional car miles.
There is a need for improved facilities for drop off and pick up at the station - particularly for more kerb space. I suggest that this might be provided on Wellington street and Aire street and that it would be useful to allow a right turn from the east end of Wellington street into Aire Street thus allowing a clockwise circulation via Thirsk Row, Wellington street and Aire street ( all of which could be one way).
• Every day
"The Glade" design is fantastic. It looks very impressive, very mature and very high quality. The traffic proposals are a real mess though. The cycle lanes, while important, really need a re-think. As as cyclist, I wouldn't bother using these - I'd just use the road. They start and stop at random points with no clear connection and intersect with extremelly high pedestrian traffic areas. Not only that but the bright green is an eyesore, clashing with the bright red chosen for the dropped curb. I understand it's common to have increased contrast on the dropped curb surface but many cities manage to do this without using ghastly colours (see London). Generally otherwise the proposals are fine. I'm supportive of removing traffic from this area. The air quality on neville street is atrocious.
I think these proposals, particularly the area around bishopgate street meeting city square are going to result in a very poor experience for cyclists, pedestrians and disabled people who all meet in a very tight space. If cyclists use the cycle lane going up bishopgate, I guarantee you'll see collisions with pedestrians given the large numbers who cross the road here heading to and from the station.
The cycle lanes around city square are very poor. As a cyclist I'd rather ride on the road than risk pedestrian collisions on random bits of disjointed cycle path. I'd be really worried to use the cycle path around the end of bishopgate street where it intersects with the pedestrian area and gives pedestrians, wheelchair users, disabled/blind people very little room to navigate.
Generally the glade area is fantastic. I love the design, I love the layout and I think it'll make a massive improvement to making city square somewhere that the people of Leeds can spend time rather than it's current dirty, under-used state. As mentioned, the cycle lanes are my only real problem as I think they create a dangerous envrionment for pedestrians in their suggested form.
I'm all in favour of removing traffic from the city centre as much as possible as a local resident who has to breathe the fumes and put up with traffic racing through.