Future Mobility

A step change in mobility across the region that is firmly focused on local needs, places and people.

Aim

Investment in Future Mobility within West Yorkshire represents a desire for a step change in mobility across the region that is firmly focused on local needs, places and people, providing benefits for all in our region, including the hardest to reach communities that could be left behind as technology moves forwards.

What success will look like

A strong and resilient transport system where future mobility modes are integrated with existing services

Inclusive and accessible transport services that whilst utilising technology to improve the customer experience, also ensure that groups who are not digitally enabled are still able to access the benefits of this technology.

Strengths

  • Strong stakeholder relationships
  • Existing bus/rail network which future transport modes will help to build upon
  • Existing MCard ticketing product range
  • MCard app with an ios/barcode version to be launched September 2020
  • Significant transport investment planned as part of WY Connectivity Investment Plan

Challenges

  • Transport impacting access to jobs and training
  • Poor transport is constraining growth
  • Making sustainable travel the obvious choice
  • Decarbonising the transport network

Policies and strategies

  • West Yorkshire Future Mobility Strategy (not yet adopted)
  • West Yorkshire Transport Strategy (adopted, to 2040)
  • Digital Payment for Travel Strategy (not yet adopted)
  • West Yorkshire Connectivity Investment Plan (in development)