West Yorkshire Combined Authority - Transport Strategy - Respond Now!

West Yorkshire Combined Authority (WYCA) are the body responsible for transport in the West Yorkshire region.

They are currently consulting on their transport strategy, which lays out the transport plans for West Yorkshire for the next 20 years.

The consultation ends on Friday 21st October. It can be accessed here: http://www.westyorks-ca.gov.uk/ytys/

Leeds Cycling Campaign are asking members to respond to the short consultation (10-15) mins, to let WYCA know that cycling is an important part of the transport mix.

Some guidance on completing the questionnaire is below: (An explanation of the policies listed can be found on page 33 here)

Page 1 - Road Network

Specific policies that we think should be supported are:

  • Provide new or expanded Park & Ride sites.
  • Prioritise vehicles on some roads to reflect the needs of different places and the role of the road.
  • Improve freight routes, facilities, the environmental performances of vehicles, and transfer more freight from road to rail and water.
  • Provide safe, convenient, walking and cycle networks.

 

Page 2 - Places to Live and Work

We believe that all policies on this page should be supported.

Page 3 - One System Public Transport

We believe that all policies on this page should be supported.

Page 4 - Smart Futures

Specific policies that we think should be supported are:

  • Develop a 'mobility as a service' system - to enable payment before travelling, or for monthly invoicing after travel.
  • Use technology to improve travel information that makes journey planning easier, and provides more useful assistance when disruptions occur.
  • Provide open access so that others can make use of our transport data to improve information services.
  • Ensure all travel information is accessible by being available in non-digital formats.
  • Use technology and data to ensure our transport investment decisions are better informed.

 

Page 5 - Asset Management

We believe all policies on this page should be supported

Page 6 - Environment, Health and Well Being and Inclusion

We believe all policies on this page should be supported.

Page 7 - Funding the Strategy

We believe all policies on this page should be supported.

Page 8 - Other Comments

This is your chance to provide any other comments. Some things you may wish to mention are:

  • The target to double cycling (currently at 1%) is very unambitious. Considering this is a 20 year plan, we should be looking at a commuting target of at least 10% by bike, and the majority of short trips should be undertaken by walking or cycling.
  • Investment for cycling should match continental levels and those requested by the Get Britain Cycling Report (£20 per head, per year)
  • A desired network plan of key cycle routes across the region should be created and costed, thus enabling dedicated cycleways to be implented as part of other works.
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