On this day in Yorkshire

A one-way traffic plan for centre of Leeds

February 18, 1948

This map illustrates the proposals of the Chief Constable of Leeds (Mr J.W. Bamett) for lessening the congestion of traffic in the centre of the city.

Sign up to our daily newsletter

The i newsletter cut through the noise

The key Indicates the scope of the map. The figures inside the dotted squares - motor car parks - are the numbers of cars which can accommodated.

The one-way streets suggested are: York Place, Back York Place, St Paul’s Street, Park Square West, Park Square East, Park Cross Street, Quebec Street, Aire Street, City Square, Bedford Street, Greek Street, Russell Street, Basinghall Street, Commercial Street, Albion Place, Lands Lane, Trinity Street, Kirkgate, King Edward Street, Queen Victoria Street, Central Road, and New York Street.

Mr Barnett believes that the time has arrived when the ban on waiting should be extended to many streets between 9am and 6pm daily, except Sundays, although he recognises the need for some consideration for the shopping motorist.

The Leeds Town Planning Committee yesterday adjourned consideration of traffic plans.