Motorists in West Yorkshire whose employers are members of the West Yorkshire Travel Plan Network will
be in with a chance to leave their cars at home and travel free on local buses
and trains throughout December as part of West
Yorkshire Combined Authority’s annual 'Don’t
Drive December' campaign.
Thanks to a successful funding bid to the Department for Transport’s Local Sustainable Transport Fund, which
aims to help build strong local economies and address the urgent challenges of
climate change, a total of 500 lucky motorists will be selected to
receive a free MCard, giving virtually unlimited travel across West
Yorkshire for a whole month and when they’re
not using it, their family members can!
To be eligible to be considered you must be a motorist employed by a
member of the West Yorkshire Travel Plan
Network, so ask your employer if they’re in the scheme and if they’re not
ask them to join - it’s completely free.
West Yorkshire Travel Plan Network
West Yorkshire Combined Authority in partnership with its Local Authorities operates the West Yorkshire Travel Plan Network which is free to join for any
employer in West Yorkshire committed to encouraging their staff to travel to
work more sustainably by promoting the use of public transport, walking,
cycling, responsible car use, and smarter working to their employees.
Over 200 organisations from all sizes and sectors, including health
trusts, councils and private businesses are already members of the network
which brings a range of exclusive benefits including a 75%
discount on business travel and a 15%
discount on annual travel passes for their employees.
Reducing congestion is priority
“Getting more people onto public transport and
reducing the number of vehicles on our roads particularly during busy commuter times
will help to reduce congestion which is a key priority for the West Yorkshire
Combined Authority”, said Cllr Eric Firth, Deputy Chair of West Yorkshire Combined Authority
these 500 motorists and their families have experienced the benefits of public
transport for a month many may then decide to invest in an MCard at the reduced
rate available to members of the West Yorkshire Travel Plan Network.”
How to join
More information about the Travel Plan Network
and how to join (opens in new window)
Don’t Drive December website (external link - opens in new window)