The latest plan for the future of transport in West Yorkshire for 2011-26 (branded 'MyJourney West Yorkshire') is currently being prepared by a dedicated team based at the Integrated Transport Authority (Metro), working in partnership with the five District Councils of Bradford, Calderdale, Kirklees, Leeds and Wakefield. It will aim to improve the quality of life of people in the region by addressing important issues through improvements to the transport system and how it is used.
What is the MyJourney West Yorkshire campaign?...
The MyJourney campaign will ensure that all those who need to be involved and consulted – partners; stakeholders from transport, regeneration, health, business, community and wider sectors; and the public – engage and input into the development of the plan.
How will the new plan differ from the current one?…
The new plan will replace the current one in 2011 and set out a programme of short and long term improvements to the transport system to 2026, rather than being limited to a five year period. Visit the Department for Transport’s (DfT) website to download guidance on Local Transport Plans for 2011 and beyond.
What are the objectives of the plan?…
Based on national, regional and local policy and wider objectives for West Yorkshire, the Objectives for the region's transport system over the next 15 years are:
- To make substantial progress towards a low carbon transport system for West Yorkshire
- To improve connectivity to support economic activity and growth across West Yorkshire and the Leeds City Region
- To enhance the quality of life of people in West Yorkshire's diverse communities and people who work in and visit the region
The plan will also incorporate local priorities and plans, as well as the overarching Leeds City Region Transport Strategy (visit the Leeds City Region website for more information), launched in November 2009.
What will the plan consist of?...
It will consist of a strategic plan, outlining a transport vision for West Yorkshire for the next 15 years, and generations of Implementation Plans for delivering improvements. The final Plan will be put into action from April 2011.
How will the plan be assessed?...
The development and delivery of the Plan will undergo three methods of self assessment:
- Engagement and consultation with partners, stakeholders and members of the public
- An Integrated Sustainability Appraisal to assess its impact on the environment, health, habitats and equality
- A Strategic Modelling exercise to determine its impact on carbon reduction and jobs growth