25 Oct Save Lawnswood Roundabout
Since Labour’s discredited trolley bus scheme was axed, the Government has made available £174 million for investment in public transport across Leeds. Local residents have been anxiously waiting to see proposals for our area.
Local people were stunned to see the plan to remove the Lawnswood roundabout and replace it with a multi lane traffic light controlled cross roads.
Local residents have formed a “Save the Lawnswood Roundabout” campaign and are vigorously opposing the plans.
Local Liberal Democrat Spokesperson Kamran Hussain, backed the residents’ campaign, saying: “There is no convincing argument to remove the roundabout which will also involve removing grass verges on the Ring Road. It will cause traffic chaos during construction and bring little or no improvement to traffic flows, congestion or air quality.”
He continued: “The Lawnswood roundabout is well known and a well cared for feature. It adds a welcome splash of colour on a busy road. To replace it with acres of concrete is nothing short of vandalism.”