This Large Project Initial Proposal builds on the LSTF Component bid submitted to DfT in April.
The proposal will support economic growth and achieve reductions in carbon emissions by delivering a West Yorkshire-wide package that will promote and encourage existing employees and job seekers to use low carbon modes for travel to work. This will be complemented by targeted investment in a behaviour change programme, cycle and walking routes, town centre pedestrian improvements, new public transport products, bus park-and-ride, cycle/rail interchange enhancements and network management improvements.
This overall approach will reduce congestion, connect people with jobs and facilitate them to make sustainable travel choices. It will focus on the main urban areas of West Yorkshire where 41% of employment and the largest destinations (retail, tertiary education, hospitals) are located. This focus will facilitate a step change in the availability and awareness of sustainable modes and provide a high level of value for money.