On Friday 21 October,
consultations on West Yorkshire’s bus and overall transport networks come to
As part of the
three-month consultation process, the Combined Authority has held 80 drop-in
sessions to find out what people think about local bus services and the
county’s transport network. Teams from the Combined Authority, bus operators
and the District Councils have been on hand to answer questions and help people
The final week
The final fourteenth
week sees the last drop-in event taking place at Huddersfield Bus Station on
Monday 17 October, 10.30am – 1.30pm. Online version of the
questionnaires, and drafts and summaries of the Bus and Transport Strategies
will remain available at www.yourtravelyoursay.co.uk until 12 midnight on Friday 21 October.
The feedback received
will be used to develop new 20-year West Yorkshire Bus and Transport
strategies, which the Combined Authority, in partnership with the West
Yorkshire districts and bus operators First West Yorkshire, Arriva and Transdev
The Bus and Transport
Strategies will support the recently-updated Leeds City Region Strategic
Economic Plan’s targets of creating an additional 35,700 jobs for local people
over the next 20 years, and growing the City Region economy at a faster rate
than the national average. They will also be used to update the current West
Yorkshire Local Transport Plan, setting out how a modern, effective and
integrated transport system can help people make the journeys they need to for
jobs, education and leisure.
Cllr Keith Wakefield,
West Yorkshire Combined Authority’s Transport Chair said:
“West Yorkshire Combined
Authority fully understands the vital role bus services and transport play in
underpinning our economy and achieving growth, which is why were keen to hear
the views of as many people as possible during this three-month Your Travel
Your Say consultation.
“This included meetings
with business and young people’s groups and organisations representing disabled
people and older people to ensure their views were represented. We also
produced Braille, large print and Easy Read versions of the consultation
“I’m delighted that we
have had over 5,300 responses to the process so far and would like to thank our
small consultation team for their efforts in attending 80 drop-in events at
venues right across West Yorkshire and travelling nearly 2000 miles doing
“I’d remind anyone
who hasn’t taken part that there’s still time to do so before midnight next
Friday so get online and have your say at www.yourtravelyoursay.co.uk.
Regular updates and
continue to be posted on social media. Twitter: @yrtravelyrsay and
@WestYorkshireCA and Facebook:Yourtravelyoursay as well as at www.yourtravelyoursay.co.uk .
Leeds City Council has
also invited everyone in the city to “join in the conversation” on the future
of transport in Leeds and to take part in an online survey at www.leeds.gov.uk/transportconversation.
The “conversation” began following the government’s decision to turn down the
proposed New Generation Transport (NGT) scheme for Leeds in May, but with
£173.5m of funding for the scheme being retained to invest in transport in the
The Council wants to
find out how people currently use the transport network in Leeds, what they
think of it and what the priorities should be in terms of future investment.