NEW measures to lower traffic speed could be introduced on a 20mph section of road in Bramhope.

A recent survey carried out by Leeds City Council found that the mean speed of vehicles travelling along the 20mph part of Moor Road was just under 25mph.

Writing to Councillor Barry Anderson (Con, Adel & Wharfedale), the council’s engineering department said that, as a result, ‘we will need to consider the introduction of additional works here to bring about a necessary reduction in speed limit’.

The authority has ruled out a number of possible measures, however, including the use of chicanes. The cost of installing the electrical feed that would be needed to light such a feature, estimated at about £100,000, is considered to be unjustifiable.

Councillors have also been told that there have not been enough serious accidents on the road to meet West Yorkshire Casualty Reduction Partnership’s criteria for fitting a speed camera.

The city council is proposing, however to install a sign to warn motorists to look out for pedestrians who are using the public right of way to cross Moor Road beside the rail tunnel.