Was it widened all the way down from the Oak? I can't imagine you could get two extra lanes in though, so going the other way you will be fighting it with the rest of the traffic.NGT involved the widening of Headingley Lane on the south side at great expense as well as removing the former garage and shops at Hyde Park Corner, the single storey ones. That aspect of the scheme made a lot of sense and would have been a game changer. The problem we now face is that WYCA/Metro or whatever it calls itself this week ( an attempt to call it "Leeds City Region Transport Authority" was shot down by Bradford) has not got the nerve to do bold public transport! Rapid Transit has been shunted into a siding and we are left with a crackpot station at the Airport and a dubious promise First will transform our bus network.
As to First - they have have had years to 'transform the bus network' - why would they do so now?