Transport policy

Transport Policy within Leeds is governed by a series of documents including the Leeds Transport Strategy 2016 and the West Yorkshire Transport Strategy 2040.

Combined, these documents set out the aims and ambitions for transport within the Leeds District as well as regional interventions which will improve connectivity across West Yorkshire and the rest of the north of England. The documents are also reflective of national transport policy including HS2.

Leeds Transport Strategy (Interim) 2016

The interim Leeds Transport Strategy (PDF 3.9MB) has been shaped by the Leeds Transport Conversation and identifies the key transport challenges within Leeds.

More details on current schemes within Leeds can be found on the improvement schemes and plans pages.

West Yorkshire Transport Strategy 2040

The West Yorkshire Combined Authority’s (WYCA) Transport Strategy 2040 has details of how WYCA and local authorities intend to create a world-class, modern and integrated transport system. The Strategy supports the Leeds City Region Strategic Economic Plan and is focused around six core themes which include: 

  • Inclusive Growth, Environment, Health and Wellbeing
  • Road Network
  • Places to live and work
  • One System Public Transport
  • Smart futures
  • Asset management and resilience

The Transport Strategy 2040 replaces the MyJourney West Yorkshire Local Transport Plan. More information on the Transport Strategy and Strategic Economic plan is available on the WYCA website.

Transport for the North – Strategic Transport Plan

Transport for the North have published their Draft Strategic Transport Plan which sets out their aims and ambitions for the next 30 years focusing on inter-city and northern regional interventions. It includes the creation of a Major Road Network for the North, Integrated and Smart Travel and Northern Powerhouse Rail.

Further details, including a copy of the Draft Strategic Transport Plan, can be found on the Transport for the North website.