Leeds Council issues City Square warning to motorists as 13,000 caught by new cameras in just one month

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Drivers have previously been accused of ignoring signs directing them away from City Square as transformative works get underway. As part of the work to make the area more of a “people-first” environment, the traffic management work directs all through traffic away from the area. There are plans to permanently close to traffic from February 2023 and currently management arrangements only allow access to Wellington Street from Bishopgate Street for buses and taxis.

Motorists travel through the bus gate is now in breach of traffic restrictions and has been warned about the installation of cameras. Advice began issuing warnings to wayward drivers on September 20, 2022.

Leeds City Square, pictured with roadworks in place, and a traffic camera inserted.

In a statement made to YEPa Leeds City Council spokesman, said: “Busgate camera enforcement is now live at the junction of Bishopgate Street and City Square. The scheme protects buses from congestion and ensures the safety of pedestrians and constructor partners.

“General traffic traveling along Bishopgate Street can only turn right onto Boar Lane. Access to Wellington Street from Bishopgate Street is now prohibited. We encourage motorists to plan ahead, use up-to-date satellite navigation for their journey or investigate alternative routes. We are grateful to those who already do.”

Motorists traveling into Leeds are reminded that the city has three Park and Ride sites located at Stourton, Elland Road and Temple Green.

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