I was recently contacted by residents who raised concerns about a crossing over the A650 near the Outwood Grange playing fields.
This road is a dual carriageway and is a major artery in the constituency of Morley & Outwood, as such I know myself that this is a difficult spot to cross at - especially at busy times.
I have heard sad stories of someone dying when waiting in the central reservation with their dog on this busy crossing.
There are several ways in which safety could be improved including speed enforcement measures such as cameras and speed indicator devices. Additionally, barriers on the central reservation would help define the area more clearly, along with more prominent pedestrian crossing signage. Alternatively, a foot bridge like the one used by the school would also help solve this issue for local people.
I am hoping to organise local support to petition Wakefield District Council (who have authority in this area) to investigate measures that would make this crossing safer for the residents of Outwood and the wider area.