West Yorkshire transport consultation moves into final month

West Yorkshire transport consultation moves into final month

Week ten of our 14-week consultations on the future of bus services and the West Yorkshire transport system continues with drop-in events in Keighley, Cleckheaton, Wakefield, Huddersfield and Halifax.

Almost 4,000 people have already taken part and have given their views on the local bus network and transport system but we're keen to hear from more young people.

Drop-in sessions

Almost 80 drop-in sessions are being held across West Yorkshire as part of the consultation. In week 10 events are taking place in Keighley, Cleckheaton, Wakefield, Huddersfield and Halifax:

  • Monday 19 September - Keighley Bus Station, 10.30am - 1.30pm
  • Tuesday 20 September - Cleckheaton Bus Station, 2pm - 5pm
  • Wednesday 21 September - Wakefield One (Council Office), 11am - 2pm
  • Thursday 22 September - Kirkgate Shopping Centre, 10.30am - 4.30pm
  • Friday 23 September - Huddersfield Royal Infirmary, 1.30pm - 4.30pm
  • Saturday 24 September - Halifax Indoor Market, 10am - 1pm

Combined Authority Transport Chair Cllr Keith Wakefield said:

�Our local transport networks are vital for young people attending schools, colleges, universities and work.

�The Combined Authority has already extended half-fare travel to 16 to 18 year olds to help them access jobs, training and apprenticeships today but we also want their views on the transport system of tomorrow.

Young people's views sought

�We are carrying out meetings, workshops and engagements with the Youth Council, Youth Parliament, Youth Forum and West Yorkshire Young Persons Panel but we are keen to hear the views of young people from right across West Yorkshire.

�They may think buses should be friendlier to the environment, trains should be longer with more seats, cycle routes should be better, roads less congested or that better use should be made of our rivers and canals.

�Whatever they think, we want them to visit www.yourtravelyourfuture.co.uk and help shape their transport system of the future.�

Over 50 of the 79 planned drop-in sessions have now taken place, and approaching 4,000 questionnaires have been completed so far, in person or online at www.yourtravelyoursay.co.uk but we�d still like to hear from as many more of you as possible.

Regular updates and reminders on when and where the drop-in sessions are taking place continue to be posted on social media. Twitter: @yrtravelyrsay and @WestYorkshireCA and Facebook Yourtravelyoursay

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 �173.5million of funding for the scheme being retained to invest in transport in the city.

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.