Dyneley Arms Traffic Lights continued

A further message from Leeds Highways Engineers:

“The arrow we have introduced operates in the same way in many other places in Leeds. I could mention Bayton Lane/high Street further up the A658 as a nearby example where High Street sometimes gets and arrow and sometime doesn’t, depending on the time of day and length of queue.

The junction at Dyneley Arms has been carefully considered from a safety point of view over many years, with studies examining possible factors causing accidents. That is why we added the separate signal for traffic coming from the airport and turning right. This was found to be a common factor in a number of accidents. And I am pleased to say that the accident record following that modification has improved.

We were aware that that still left a problem with there being significant delay at times to traffic coming from Leeds and turning right down Pool Bank. Hence the recent change which was fully discussed with our accident studies section.

The statistics show that in practice Dyneley Arms is safer that it has been for many years. Be assured that whenever we make changes to junctions we monitor the situation with safety being very significant.

We are moving the secondary traffic signal for people coming from Otley from the far right side to the near left side. This is being done to avoid any confusion when the traffic coming from Otley sees its signal turning to red but may not be aware that traffic coming from Leeds may still has a green signal. This may help with the red light jumping issue. But I’m afraid red light violation seems to be an increasing issue which only the police have the powers to tackle.”

1 thought on “Dyneley Arms Traffic Lights continued

  1. The reply from the traffic officer appears to be a contradiction in terms. On the one hand he says the Junction at the Dyneley Arms Cross roads was considered from a safety point of view over several years whilst on the other we are now having to retro fit a fairly recently installed traffic system. He quotes Bayton Lane which has significantly less traffic coming from Horsforth and Yeadon and turning along the A658 than the Dyneley Arms does. Is Bayton Lane classed as an A class road? The traffic officer needs to be aware The Dyneley Arms is a controlling junction for two A class roads and a lot more traffic.

    Perhaps going forward public opinion from the people who use the Dyneley Arms junction on a regular basis should be sought in the first instance. Because at the moment the only people obtaining any benefit from all this are the consultants and engineers who are being kept in gainful employment over the process. The lights at the junction were paid for following a large contribution from LBA. I would have to ask what we have received for that money?

    Your resident is right because you have to wait for cars to come to a stand before you commence the right turn on the filter down Pool Bank. Waiting for that to occur (assuming it always does ) leaves little time left available for barely two cars to get through. The right turn filter should remain green for at least twice the time it does at the moment otherwise there is little improvement on the previous arrangement.


    Steve Brady

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