£20m of government funding has been secured for Kirkstall Road, to cut congestion and make it quicker for people to travel into town. As well as providing bus lanes to cut journey times into town, the ‘quality bus scheme’ will provide a safer route for cyclists.
Rachel said: “It is vital the £20m is spent properly, so that bus users, drivers and cyclists can all benefit from better, safer journeys into town. I’ll be working hard with Kirkstall’s Labour Councillors to get the best out of this investment. One really important element is making sure that cyclists can get into town safely – at the minute cycling along Kirkstall Road is unnecessarily dangerous, and it is no wonder that few people do it.”
4km of new bus routes will be built, real time bus timetables will be installed alongside bus shelters, pedestrian crossings and cycle lanes. Details of the Quality bus corridor can be found here.