Local residents are being consulted on proposals to improve bus services in Morley.
Plans for the town’s new transport hub would mean improved interchange between bus services and better pedestrian access for bus users. It will also provide a better road layout for buses and other vehicles.
To achieve these objectives the proposals in the plans include:
- making Queen Street one way from Queensway to Wellington Street;
- making Wellington Street one way from Queen Street, reversing the existing flow;
- locating all bus stops on one side of Queen Street or Albion Street;
- relocating on-street parking to one side of Queen Street and Wellington Street;
- improvements to crossing points and waiting areas for pedestrians.
West Yorkshire Combined Authority and Leeds City Council are developing the scheme and now want to get feedback from bus users and local people on the plans.
Find out more about the proposals and submit their comments through WYCA’s transport website (opens in new window).
There will also be a ‘drop in’ event at which people will be able to examine scheme plans, talk to the team working on the scheme and provide feedback through a questionnaire. It will take place at Morley Town Hall (Alexandra Hall), between 3pm and 6pm on Thursday 18 August.
Cllr Keith Wakefield, Chair of West Yorkshire Combined Authority’s Transport Committee said:
“Transport underpins the economy and local business and the Combined Authority is committed to ensuring its public transport facilities provide passengers with a comfortable, attractive and safe environment.
“I would urge people who use public transport in Morley to go along to the drop in event and take part in the consultation about the future of transport in their town.”
Leeds City Council lead member for city development Councillor Neil Dawson said:
"Improving the transport network and making it as integrated and effective as possible is a key priority across the whole city, so I would encourage everyone to get involved with this consultation on the Morley public transport hub and have their say as part of that process.”
The scheme will be developed in further detail after the public consultation, which ends on Friday 9 September, has taken place. These proposals complement an earlier scheme which involved the installation of better signage between Morley town centre and the town’s rail station. A separate scheme involving improvements between Morley Town Hall and Morrisons is also being developed.
Find out more West Yorkshire Combined Authority and its partners' three-month YourTravelYourSay consultation on West Yorkshire's bus services and the county's wider transport network (opens in new window).