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Local Transport Plan

MyJourney - West Yorkshire Local Transport Plan 2011 - 2026

The West Yorkshire Local Transport Plan is a 15 year plan which sets out West Yorkshire's transport needs and aspirations up to 2026. The plan covers all forms of local transport including buses, trains, roads, cycling and walking. The plan was adopted on 1st April 2011.
 
This is the third Local Transport Plan for West Yorkshire and is branded as 'My Journey West Yorkshire'.

The plan has been prepared in partnership by Metro, and the district councils of Bradford, Calderdale, Kirklees, Leeds and Wakefield.
 
The Plan has been developed through widespread consultation with the people of West Yorkshire, and has three main objectives:

  • Economy To improve connectivity to support economic activity and growth in West Yorkshire and the Leeds City Region;
  • Low Carbon To make substantial progress towards a low carbon, sustainable transport system for West Yorkshire, while recognising transport's contribution to national carbon reduction plans;
  • Quality of Life To enhance the quality of life of people living in, working in and visiting West Yorkshire.

    The Plan sets out to tackle congestion and a lack of transport investment which are key contributory factors to lower than average economic performance in West Yorkshire. It also aims to prepare for the predicted, post-recession growth in employment, population and housing and their impact on the reliability of the transport network.

    Four themes run through the Plan to help ensure it achieves its aims.
  • Transport Assets focusing on the existing components of the transport network such as roads, bus stations & stops and traffic lights to ensure we are getting the most value out of them
  • Travel Choices enabling customers to make the most sustainable choices about when and how they travel
  • Connectivity ensuring people can make integrated and safe journeys using transport networks on which they can rely.
  • Enhancements improving the overall network to make it more fit for journeys in the future.


    Additionally the Plan also concentrates on ensuring equality and safety, improving the county’s natural and built environment, and appropriate decision-making processes.

    A copy of the Local Transport Plan and the Appendices can be downloaded from this page. You can also download a copy of the LTP3 Feedback Report which provides a summary of feedback from the public consultation exercises carried out during the preparation of the Plan.

Draft Leeds Local Implementation Plan 2011 – 2014

The Draft Leeds Local Implementation Plan forms a daughter document of the West Yorkshire Local Transport Plan and supports its overarching vision and objectives. The document sets out our short term proposals through the Implementation Plan for 2011-14, and sets out a longer term strategy context within the plans for the City Region to ensure we maintain a forward-thinking approach and have a clear plan for the future. This will centre on creating a high quality, sustainable transport system, which can support healthy and successful communities and support economic development. There will be a renewed focus on the use of sustainable and active travel modes, increasing the quality and reliability of public transport, alleviation of congestion, improvements in air quality and in road safety.

This plan sets out issues and proposals that have been consulted on as part of the Local Transport Plan preparation process which has included Members and stakeholders.
The draft document is available to view and download from this page. This is a draft document which is open for comment until 21st September 2012. Please send any comments or feedback to travelwise@leeds.gov.uk.

Further information on the West Yorkshire Local Transport Plan 2011-26 is available from www.wyltp.com.





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