Leeds & West Yorkshire

New crossing for dangerous road in Chapeltown

Eileen Taylor and Jane Dowson at the new crossing
Image caption Eileen Taylor and Jane Dowson have campaigned for the crossing

A pedestrian crossing has been installed on a hazardous road in Leeds after a campaign by local councillors.

The crossing on Chapeltown Road, opposite Chapel Allerton Hospital, was included as part of a series of transport improvements to the road.

Ward councillors Eileen Taylor, Mohammed Rafique and Jane Dowson have campaigned for the crossing to improve safety for people using the hospital.

Ms Taylor said people were previously faced with crossing a dangerous road.

She added: "I live very close to this location so I have had many years of first-hand experience of how difficult and dangerous it can be to cross this stretch of Chapeltown Road.

"Many hospital patients get off the bus opposite the hospital and were previously faced with the dangerous task of crossing the road to get to the hospital. It was an unacceptable situation."