People asked for their views on proposed new bus information around Leeds

Changes will make it easier to navigate the city’s frequent service network.

Colour-coded maps, bus shelters, signs and other on-street infrastructure that link to bus lines across Leeds will help passengers navigate the bus network under new proposals. 

The West Yorkshire Combined Authority is seeking views on plans to improve the information passengers use to plan journeys and use the bus system around Leeds. It is hoped that these improvements will make it easier to plan and take bus journeys by creating a user-friendly and accessible navigation system. 

The latest proposals, including a video demonstrating the changes, is available at www.yourvoice.westyorks-ca.gov.uk/leedscorebusnetwork where people can express their views. The survey will close at midnight on Friday 31 July 2020. 

The project sits alongside various complementary projects within the Connecting Leeds programme and once the Leeds network is complete, the scheme will be rolled out across the rest of West Yorkshire, subject to further funding. 

Cllr Kim Groves, Chair of the West Yorkshire Combined Authority Transport Committee, said:  

“We hope this new way of helping passengers navigate the bus network will attract people back to public transport as we emerge from the COVID-19 pandemic and drive up bus usage over the longer term.  

“These proposals will create a user-friendly and accessible system that has been developed so that it can be rolled out firstly in Leeds and then across West Yorkshire.” 

Due to the COVID-19 restrictions, it is not possible to hold any public drop-in sessions for this engagement. However, if anyone would like to discuss proposals further before submitting feedback, the project team can be contacted at yourvoice@westyorks-ca.gov.uk  or on 0113 245 7676. This contact should also be used if the information is required in an alternative format e.g. braille.

This work is part of the Connecting Leeds transforming travel programme, which is investing an unprecedented £270 million in the transport network in the city.