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What is the purpose of the interactive map?
The West Yorkshire Combined Authority and our partners have launched an interactive map to help us understand which areas could be improved to help the public travel more easily by bike or on foot, and to provide more space to travel safely and in a socially distant way.
What type of issues can I raise on the map?
We are asking for people are being asked to highlight issues such as:
Feels unsafe cycling here
Feels unsafe walking here
Difficult/unsafe to cross
Need space for queuing at bus stops
Need space for queuing outside shops
Need a walking route here
Need a cycling route here
Lack of cycle parking
Can I suggest ways that these issues can be addressed?
We are asking for people to pick from the following potential measures, that could be used to overcome these issues:
Lower traffic speeds
More space for queuing
Fewer obstructions on pavement (e.g. cars parked, bins etc)
Create safe space for cycling
Pavement markings to make waiting easier
Secure cycle parking
Reduce through traffic on local streets
Reduce traffic near schools
Places to sit and wait
Maintenance needed to walking route
Maintenance needed to cycling route
How will my feedback be used?
A number of measures to provide more space for people to travel in a more socially distant way are already underway in parts of West Yorkshire and further measures will be confirmed and delivered in the coming weeks.
Since funding and resources are limited, the Combined Authority and our partners will have to prioritise action on those issues and locations where improvements are most needed. By submitting your feedback via our interactive map, you will be helping us to make the best decisions we can.
What measures will be delivered?
A number of measures to provide more space for people to travel in a more socially distant way have already started to be implemented in West Yorkshire, and further measures will be confirmed and delivered in the coming weeks.
However, funding and resources are limited so West Yorkshire authorities will have to prioritise action on those issues and locations where improvements are most needed. By submitting your feedback via our interactive map, you will be helping us to make the best decisions we can.
Is there funding available to deliver these measures?
The West Yorkshire Combined Authority, along with our partner councils, is submitting a proposal to the Department for Transport (DfT) to secure funding from the recently announced Emergency Active Travel fund (click here for more information [external link - opens in a new window]). A programme will be developed using the comments provided through the interactive map as well as other intelligence.
This funding will be limited, so the information you provide will help us make the best possible decisions about where to spend this.
What will the information I provide be used for?
How do I comment if the issue is in Bradford?
Bradford Council have launched their own engagement portal. The link to this is available below:
Click here to visit Bradford Council's COVID-19 Social Distancing and Active Travel map [external link - opens in a new window]
How do I comment if the issue is in Leeds?
Leeds Council have undertaken their own engagement exercise on potential issues and measures. The link to this is available below:
Click here to visit Leeds Council's Connecting Leeds COVID-19 Transport Response map [External link - opens in a new window]
What about future planning of cycling and walking schemes? Will these comments be considered for the development of future schemes?
Yes. The West Yorkshire Combined Authority is working with our partner councils to develop Local Walking and Cycling Infrastructure Plans (LCWIPs). These set out priorities for improving walking and cycling infrastructure within individual council areas. Comments on the map should focus measures needed in the near future but will also be used to inform future schemes such as the LCWIPs. For more information these plans, please click here [external link - opens in a new window].