Safe streets for walking and cycling

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The West Yorkshire Combined Authority and our partners want to understand which areas in our region could be improved to help the public travel more easily by bike or on foot, and to provide more space to travel safely while social distancing.

Our interactive map will allow you to highlight issues that you are experiencing when travelling by bike or on foot and to suggest where improvements could be made to make these journeys safer, including increasing space for social distancing. The map can be found here.


What we want to know

The map will enable you to drop pins to highlight:

  • particular streets or locations in your neighbourhood where you are experiencing issues that could be overcome with trial or temporary measures to increase space for people to walk or cycle, as well improvements to address accessibility issues
  • where you are facing difficulties on your journeys to work, school or to local shops, and if measures, such as segregated cycle routes, widened pavements around shops or bus stops, could be introduced to make these journeys easier, safer and enable more social distancing
  • the important places you are travelling to, as well as the supporting facilities that might make this journey easier to take by bike, such as places to securely park your bike


What locations can I comment on?

This map will allow you to highlight issues in Calderdale, Kirklees and Wakefield. You can view this map here.

Bradford Council have launched their own engagement portal. The link to this is available below:

Leeds Council have undertaken their own engagement exercise on potential issues and measures. The link to this is available below:


How will the information be used

The information that we gather from the interactive map will be shared with our partner councils in West Yorkshire to inform our plans to deliver temporary or trial measures to increase space for people to travel more safely, and in a socially distant way.*

As well as helping us to identify where interventions should be targeted in the near future, your feedback will also help inform future schemes such as the Local Cycling and Walking Infrastructure Plans. Please click here for more details [external link - opens in a new window]).

Some work is already underway in parts of West Yorkshire to provide more space for people to travel in a more socially distant way, and further measures will be confirmed and delivered in the coming weeks.

Since funding and resources are limited, it’s important for us and our partner councils to know where people are experiencing particular issues so that we can 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, although please be aware that unfortunately we won’t be able to respond to individual comments.

To use this map you will either need to provide an email and screen name or to register as a member of the Your Voice community. Please note that your screen name will be publicly visible on the map. If you have previously registered to Your Voice and wish to change your screen name you can do so by clicking here.

The map will initially be open for six weeks, during which time we will regularly send your comments to our partner councils for review. Following the six week period, we will assess the map's progress and may pause the engagement temporarily.

*All information you provide will only be used in the manner described in our privacy policy which can be downloaded by clicking here.


Contact us

Via email: yourvoice@westyorks-ca.gov.uk

Via phone: 0113 245 7676

Via post: Freepost CONSULTATION TEAM (WYCA)*

*Please note that, due to the COVID-19 crisis, the majority of our staff are working from home and therefore there will be significant delays in receiving any postal contributions. It is strongly recommended that you contact us via another method if possible.


Maintenance Issues

Comments that relate to a highways issue that needs immediate rectification should be reported to each individual local authority using the links below [the below links are external and will open in a new window]:

The West Yorkshire Combined Authority and our partners want to understand which areas in our region could be improved to help the public travel more easily by bike or on foot, and to provide more space to travel safely while social distancing.

Our interactive map will allow you to highlight issues that you are experiencing when travelling by bike or on foot and to suggest where improvements could be made to make these journeys safer, including increasing space for social distancing. The map can be found here.


What we want to know

The map will enable you to drop pins to highlight:

  • particular streets or locations in your neighbourhood where you are experiencing issues that could be overcome with trial or temporary measures to increase space for people to walk or cycle, as well improvements to address accessibility issues
  • where you are facing difficulties on your journeys to work, school or to local shops, and if measures, such as segregated cycle routes, widened pavements around shops or bus stops, could be introduced to make these journeys easier, safer and enable more social distancing
  • the important places you are travelling to, as well as the supporting facilities that might make this journey easier to take by bike, such as places to securely park your bike


What locations can I comment on?

This map will allow you to highlight issues in Calderdale, Kirklees and Wakefield. You can view this map here.

Bradford Council have launched their own engagement portal. The link to this is available below:

Leeds Council have undertaken their own engagement exercise on potential issues and measures. The link to this is available below:


How will the information be used

The information that we gather from the interactive map will be shared with our partner councils in West Yorkshire to inform our plans to deliver temporary or trial measures to increase space for people to travel more safely, and in a socially distant way.*

As well as helping us to identify where interventions should be targeted in the near future, your feedback will also help inform future schemes such as the Local Cycling and Walking Infrastructure Plans. Please click here for more details [external link - opens in a new window]).

Some work is already underway in parts of West Yorkshire to provide more space for people to travel in a more socially distant way, and further measures will be confirmed and delivered in the coming weeks.

Since funding and resources are limited, it’s important for us and our partner councils to know where people are experiencing particular issues so that we can 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, although please be aware that unfortunately we won’t be able to respond to individual comments.

To use this map you will either need to provide an email and screen name or to register as a member of the Your Voice community. Please note that your screen name will be publicly visible on the map. If you have previously registered to Your Voice and wish to change your screen name you can do so by clicking here.

The map will initially be open for six weeks, during which time we will regularly send your comments to our partner councils for review. Following the six week period, we will assess the map's progress and may pause the engagement temporarily.

*All information you provide will only be used in the manner described in our privacy policy which can be downloaded by clicking here.


Contact us

Via email: yourvoice@westyorks-ca.gov.uk

Via phone: 0113 245 7676

Via post: Freepost CONSULTATION TEAM (WYCA)*

*Please note that, due to the COVID-19 crisis, the majority of our staff are working from home and therefore there will be significant delays in receiving any postal contributions. It is strongly recommended that you contact us via another method if possible.


Maintenance Issues

Comments that relate to a highways issue that needs immediate rectification should be reported to each individual local authority using the links below [the below links are external and will open in a new window]:

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