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Ten most dangerous Leeds road junctions for cyclists revealed
Thursday 29 Mar 2012
Leeds’s most dangerous junction for bike riders is Roundhay Road-Easterly Road-Harehills Lane in Harehills, which had 23 accidents during the period.
A number of the other sites are in the city’s student areas.
The list has been put together using the accident hotspot feature on our cycle acciden map.
The full list of accident hotspots is:
* Roundhay Road-Easterly Road-Harehills Lane in Harehills (23 accidents);
* Bridge Road-Abbey Road-Commercial Road-Kirkstall Lane in Kirkstall (17);
* Harehills Lane-Chapeltown Road-Potternewton Lane-Harrogate Road in Potternewton (16);
* Bainbrigge Road-Headingley Lane in Headingley (14);
* Sheepscar Street-Clay Pit Lane-Barrack Road-Chapeltown Road in Sheepscar (13);
* Headingley Lane-Hyde Park Place in Hyde Park (12);
* Headingley Lane-Cumberland Road in Headingley (11);
* The Headrow-Park Lane in Leeds city centre (11);
* Royal Park Road-Queen’s Road in Hyde Park (nine);
* Kirkstall Road-Burley Wood Mount in Kirkstall (nine).
Levenes managing partner Tim Beasley said: “Accidents happen for many reasons but local authorities need to get together with local cycle groups and ride the streets with them to get an understanding of why certain junctions are such a problem.”
According to recent research, the number of cyclists in traffic-choked Leeds has doubled over the last decade.
To see a map of all cycling accidents in Leeds and the rest of the UK, visit our cycle injury map here.
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