Labour-run Bradford Council, aided by the Liberal and Green run Ilkley Town Council have praised themselves over proposed junction changes despite the plans for improvements not being seen as sufficient to solve the road safety issues the dangerous junction at Railway Road presents.
Speaking about the proposed changes Councillor Kyle Green, a district councillor for Ilkley ward commented, "I have been championing improvements at this junction as a vital and life-saving necessity since I was elected and I am pleased that Bradford Council have finally realised this junction must be a road safety priority, albeit belatedly.
While I welcome some aspects of the plans, it is absolutely vital that the taxi rank is moved, barriers are installed and most importantly Ilkley residents are allowed the opportunity to give their views on whether this work will bring about the improvements needed to make it safe for pedestrians to cross.
Finally, while it is good that the Liberal and Green-run Ilkley Town Council have finally now started to take an interest in this crossing, they have once again failed to properly hold Bradford Council to account by getting the best result for Ilkley residents and instead have simply willingly accepted Bradford's plans instead of standing up for Ilkley ratepayers who pay high levels of council tax and expect value for money, not submission to Bradford."
Should residents wish to pass their feedback on this proposal Councillor Green welcomes emails (Kyle.firstname.lastname@example.org , calls (07971 395709) or Facebook messages in order to make sure Ilkley residents views are considered as this proposal progresses.