We argued that the proposal to relocate the closure will re-provide a rat run along Derwentwater Terrace and Ash Road – very similar to the situation prior to installation of the current temporary closure, when the rat run was up Ash Gardens to Ash Road.
Cycling Consultation Forum will be held on Wednesday 8th October 2014.6.00pm for a 6.15pm start. The meeting will close no later than 8:45pm and is held in the Civic Hall, Leeds - the white building on Millennium Square, with the golden owls. There is some cycle parking directly outside, and under cover in front of the Leeds Met Rose Bowl building.
Last autumn I met with the Chief Inspector Mark Bownass and Sgt Tom Butler of West Yorkshire’s Road Policing Unit to discuss the reporting of cycle incidents and how the police handle them. You can read all about it here but the upshot was that Mark agreed to try to improve the response of the police 101 call centre and also confirmed that video footage, if of good enough quality, was perfectly acceptably as evidence.