West Yorkshire Future Mobility Strategy

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This engagement is now closed - thank you for your responses. We are analysing the feedback to inform the next steps.


What is Future Mobility?

Where we want to go and how we want to travel is changing. Advances in technology, changes to how we work, and a shift in the way we access services and buy goods have all influenced how we travel.

Future Mobility looks at how innovation, technology and new ways of travelling can help to create a better, fairer, and greener transport system that meets our changing travel and transport needs.

This includes looking at new modes of transport, such as e-scooters, new public transport services, such as digital on-demand buses services, and new technology, such as driverless cars. It also considers new ways of accessing transport, for example through apps, and innovative ways of travelling to our town and city centres.

What is the Future Mobility Strategy?

West Yorkshire Combined Authority has been working with its partners alongside academics, transport operators and industry to explore how technology and innovation in transport can help the region meet its wider goals.

The West Yorkshire Future Mobility Strategy is the result of this work and sets out how new forms of transport and services can help us to build a more prosperous region, improve people’s quality of life, and reduce carbon emissions.

The Strategy will also set out the principles and priorities for our work on Future Mobility over the next 10 years, and inform our funding and investment decisions to ensure we make the best choices for the region to have a better, fairer, and greener transport system.

The objectives of the Future Mobility Strategy are to:

  • Support and enable inclusive growth
  • Contribute towards our ambition of becoming zero carbon by 2038 and help to tack the Climate Emergency
  • Help us achieve our targets to increase use of bus, rail, walking and cycling whilst reducing car use.
  • Help to better plan and manage our transport networks to transform the affordability, ease and experience of the people using it
  • Contribute towards the region’s recovery from the COVID-19 crisis


Have your say:

Between 21st August 2020 and 18 September 2020, we are asking for your feedback on the West Yorkshire Future Mobility Strategy. Your views will help shape the strategy to ensure we get the best outcomes for West Yorkshire.

Tell us what you think by completing our short survey.

Next steps:

Following the close of consultation on 18 September 2020, all feedback will be considered and used to shape the final version of the strategy. The strategy will be submitted to the West Yorkshire Combined Authority Transport Committee in Autumn 2020 for approval.

Once approved, the strategy will set the priorities for our work on Future Mobility over the next 10 years. The strategy will allow us to develop, test and evaluate new services and inform our funding and investment decisions to ensure we make the right choices for the region to create a better, fairer, and greener transport system.

This engagement is now closed - thank you for your responses. We are analysing the feedback to inform the next steps.


What is Future Mobility?

Where we want to go and how we want to travel is changing. Advances in technology, changes to how we work, and a shift in the way we access services and buy goods have all influenced how we travel.

Future Mobility looks at how innovation, technology and new ways of travelling can help to create a better, fairer, and greener transport system that meets our changing travel and transport needs.

This includes looking at new modes of transport, such as e-scooters, new public transport services, such as digital on-demand buses services, and new technology, such as driverless cars. It also considers new ways of accessing transport, for example through apps, and innovative ways of travelling to our town and city centres.

What is the Future Mobility Strategy?

West Yorkshire Combined Authority has been working with its partners alongside academics, transport operators and industry to explore how technology and innovation in transport can help the region meet its wider goals.

The West Yorkshire Future Mobility Strategy is the result of this work and sets out how new forms of transport and services can help us to build a more prosperous region, improve people’s quality of life, and reduce carbon emissions.

The Strategy will also set out the principles and priorities for our work on Future Mobility over the next 10 years, and inform our funding and investment decisions to ensure we make the best choices for the region to have a better, fairer, and greener transport system.

The objectives of the Future Mobility Strategy are to:

  • Support and enable inclusive growth
  • Contribute towards our ambition of becoming zero carbon by 2038 and help to tack the Climate Emergency
  • Help us achieve our targets to increase use of bus, rail, walking and cycling whilst reducing car use.
  • Help to better plan and manage our transport networks to transform the affordability, ease and experience of the people using it
  • Contribute towards the region’s recovery from the COVID-19 crisis


Have your say:

Between 21st August 2020 and 18 September 2020, we are asking for your feedback on the West Yorkshire Future Mobility Strategy. Your views will help shape the strategy to ensure we get the best outcomes for West Yorkshire.

Tell us what you think by completing our short survey.

Next steps:

Following the close of consultation on 18 September 2020, all feedback will be considered and used to shape the final version of the strategy. The strategy will be submitted to the West Yorkshire Combined Authority Transport Committee in Autumn 2020 for approval.

Once approved, the strategy will set the priorities for our work on Future Mobility over the next 10 years. The strategy will allow us to develop, test and evaluate new services and inform our funding and investment decisions to ensure we make the right choices for the region to create a better, fairer, and greener transport system.

Please use this space to ask any questions you have about the engagement on the West Yorkshire Future Mobility Strategy.

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    Why doesn't the Action Plan have clear targets relating to the improvement and increased use of existing public transport and active travel as this is the most important objective?

    cw asked 23 days ago

    Many thanks for your interest in our Future Mobility Strategy consultation. The West Yorkshire Transport Strategy 2040 sets out the following ambition targets for public transport and active travel:

    • 3.5% less trips made by car by 2027
    • 10% more trips made by walking by 2027
    • 25% more trips made by bus by 2027
    • 75% more trips made by rail by 2027
    • 300% more trips made by bicycle by 2027

    The strategy also sets out policy commitments to provide and improve walking and cycling infrastructure and improve our public transport offer in West Yorkshire.

    The strategy looks to support the delivery of the West Yorkshire Transport Strategy 2040 and contribute to the delivery of these targets through the principles for development and actions set out in the draft document.

    However, we welcome feedback on the draft Future Mobility Strategy document and recognise the need to consider mechanisms for measuring the impact and success of the Future Mobility Strategy and Action Plan.