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Leeds Trinity students staying safe thanks to new Zebra Crossing

Posted on 26 October 2017

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​Students at Leeds Trinity University are celebrating the installation of a new zebra crossing outside campus, 50 years after students first started campaigning.

The crossing, outside the University campus on Brownberrie Lane in Horsforth, will improve the safety of Leeds Trinity students, staff and local residents.

Charles Isherwood, President of Leeds Trinity University Students' Union, said: "We're delighted to finally have a zebra crossing. Brownberrie Lane is a really busy road so the crossing will make it so much easier and safer for staff, students and local residents to cross the road, especially with the dark nights approaching. We're delighted that the campaigning of Leeds Trinity University students finally paid off."

Since the University was opened in 1966, students have campaigned for a pedestrian crossing to improve safety, even attempting to paint on their own crossing. 

Charles added: "We'd like to thank Leeds City Council for listening to the feedback of Leeds Trinity students and making the area safer for everyone." 

Councillor Richard Lewis, Leeds City Council's executive member for regeneration, transport and planning, said: "Following a review, it was agreed to install a zebra crossing on Brownberrie Lane as part of a collaborative agreement between the council and the university. We're confident it will provide a safe crossing place for students, staff, visitors and local residents alike, particularly as it is where an adjacent bus stop is situated."