People are being asked to provide feedback plans to improve the bus stops at Middleton Circus in South Leeds.
Middleton Circus is a busy location served by several high-frequency bus services. This scheme proposes bringing all its bus stops together to create a new bus interchange that is well linked to local amenities and shops, the supermarket, schools and Middleton Park. New bus shelters fitted with new yournextbus real-time displays will be installed.
The scheme will also mean new pedestrian and cycle routes and improved crossings and there will be CCTV coverage. And it will create better loading and parking opportunities for local and small businesses.
People can find out more and feedback their comments on the scheme at www.yourvoice.westyorks-ca.gov.uk/MiddletonCircus. There will also be two drop-in events for people to see the plans, ask questions and provide feedback.
These events will be on:
- Wednesday 20 November, from 3.30 to 6.30pm at St Mary’s Parochial Hall, North Lingwell Rd, LS10 3SR;
- Thursday 28 November, from 10am to 1pm, at St George’s Centre, St George’s Road, Middleton, LS10 4UZ.
Monday 2 December is the closing date for people to provide their comments. Subject to funding approval, construction of this scheme is likely to start in 2020.
Cllr Kim Groves, Chair of the West Yorkshire Combined Authority Transport Committee, said:
“These proposals will mean facilities that provide a warmer, cleaner waiting area in a safe environment for the high proportion of local residents who are bus users.
“These plans are in line with our overall ambitions, to reduce congestion and the pollution it causes by making bus travel more attractive and meet the Combined Authority’s commitment to tackling climate change.
“I am delighted to see this investment planned for Middleton and would urge everyone with an interest to have their say online or to come along to one of the planned drop-in events.”
Cllr Judith Blake, Leader of Leeds City Council and Middleton Park Ward Councillor, said:
“Through Connecting Leeds we are working to make bus travel easier and more appealing. The proposed new bus interchange at Middleton Circus with CCTV and real-time displays will provide passengers with safer and improved waiting facilities that are easily accessed from shops and schools in Middleton.”
The Middleton Circus scheme is part of the Connecting Leeds, Leeds City Council’s long-term transport strategy for Leeds, which aims to improve all aspects of transport and travel in the city and connect people to the wider Leeds City Region. Connecting Leeds will see unprecedented £270 million invested in the city’s transport network.