Councillor calls for double yellow lines on Grove Road, Ilkley

Ilkley Gazette: ‘Potential accident spot’: Cars parked on both sides of Grove Road in Ilkley, where residents are calling for restrictions ‘Potential accident spot’: Cars parked on both sides of Grove Road in Ilkley, where residents are calling for restrictions

An Ilkley ward councillor is campaigning for double yellow lines to be introduced on a town centre road where he says there is dangerous parking.

Councillor Martin Smith (Con, Ilkley) is calling for the measure on Grove Road and has written to Bradford Council highways officers asking for the matter to be considered in the traffic regulations requests at a Keighley area committee meeting.

Councillor Smith has been concerned about the safe use of the road for some time and now, through parish councillor Stephen Butler, has been presented with a 54- name petition by local residents, also concerned at the level of parking on the road where it joins The Grove.

“I have seen many close shaves, regarding the giving way or not, through this potential accident spot and I am requesting that the double yellow line proposal is considered as soon as possible,” he said.

He said there were similar problems along Crossbeck Road and Albany Walk, with parking on the footpath and inconsiderate parking reducing the two-way road to a single lane.

He has also flagged up to highways officers complaints he has received from Ilkley residents who struggle to cross Skipton Road due to the speed of traffic and the lack of a central reservation.

Coun Smith has previously suggested a park and ride at the western end of the town, or the eastern end of Addingham, to ease congestion.

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