Wakefield City Centre Improvements

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Please note that this public consultation has now closed.

Feedback is now being analysed and a report will be published to this web page. All feedback will help shape the future development of more detailed designs, which will be brought back for further public consultation later in 2021. The information below was presented during the public consultation between Monday 1 March to Sunday 28 March 2021.

Have your say on proposals for Wakefield City Centre

Wakefield Council, in partnership with the West Yorkshire Combined Authority, is seeking feedback from people who live in, work in, and visit Wakefield city centre on plans to improve travel and the city centre.

Our proposals would make it easier and more attractive for people to walk or cycle, by creating new cycle lanes in the city centre and better connecting the two rail stations to other parts of the city by cycling and walking, including areas which attract high levels of footfall as a result of tourist attractions, employment, and the retail and hospitality offering. We also hope to improve the reliability of bus journeys and reduce journey times, with proposals including improving the layout of some junctions to improve accessibility to the bus station for buses and people travelling on foot.

We are seeking your feedback on initial proposals, which will help shape the future development of more detailed designs which will be brought back for further public consultation later in 2021.

The proposals have been divided into ‘Zone’ locations for this consultation. Click on the zones below to read about the proposals, view the plans and see Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) about them:

  • Zone 1: Westgate Station, Mulberry Way and Wood Street (North)
  • Zone 2: Wood Street (South), Bullring and North Gate to the Springs
  • Zone 3: Lower Warrengate to Kirkgate
  • Zone 4: A61 South of Kirkgate Gyratory
  • Zone 5: Northgate, Marsh Way and Access to Bus Station
  • Zone 6: Peterson Road and Stanley Road

The map below is an overview of how the proposals we are consulting on are situated across Wakefield city centre. You can view the map more closely with the other consultation documents at the top of the web page or click to view the map (opens in a new tab).


Benefits for people in Wakefield:

  • Greater access to employment and education centres via sustainable modes of travel
  • Improved journey times and reliability for bus journeys in the city centre
  • Better walking and cycling infrastructure in the city centre
  • Reduced congestion within the city centre
  • Safer roads and pathways for everyone
  • Improved air quality within city centre
  • Enhanced public spaces for people living in, working in and visiting the city centre


Have your say:

From Monday 1 March to Sunday 28 March, we are asking for your feedback on the proposals. Your views are vital to shaping the further development of detailed plans, so please take this opportunity to let us know what you think by taking the following steps.


Step 1: view detailed information abut the proposals in the ‘Consultation Materials’ section at the top of this webpage.

Step 2: Once you have viewed the proposals, please tell us your views by taking part in the consultation survey. You can do so by clicking the link below (opens in a new tab).

Please note: This survey has now CLOSED.

Responses to the consultation survey are being analysed and once complete, a report will be published on this page.


Next Steps:

Following the close of the public consultation, all feedback will be analysed and considered by the project team as detailed plans are developed. There will be a further opportunity to provide feedback on detailed proposals and designs later in 2021.

Contact:

Please take part in this consultation survey to feedback on proposals, but if you have any queries you can get in touch with the project team via the following means:

Email: yourvoice@westyorks-ca.gov.uk

Telephone: 0113 245 7676 (Metroline information service)

Post: Freepost address CONSULTATION TEAM (WYCA)

Q&A: Ask a question using the ‘Questions’ tab at the bottom of the page and we will get back to you.

If you are having difficulty accessing the online survey, or need the survey in an alternative format, please contact us using the details above. Completed surveys should be submitted by the consultation deadline of Sunday 28 March 2021. Please note that due to Covid-19 rules, most of our staff are working from home and therefore there will be delays in receiving any postal contributions. It is strongly recommended that you participate via the online survey or contact us via email if possible.

For social media updates on this project and other Wakefield Council schemes, follow us on:

Twitter: @MyWakefield

Facebook: Wakefield Council - Home | Facebook

For more information on the Transforming Cities Fund project visit: Transforming Cities Fund - Combined Authority | Unlocking potential, accelerating growth (westyorks-ca.gov.uk)

Please note that this public consultation has now closed.

Feedback is now being analysed and a report will be published to this web page. All feedback will help shape the future development of more detailed designs, which will be brought back for further public consultation later in 2021. The information below was presented during the public consultation between Monday 1 March to Sunday 28 March 2021.

Have your say on proposals for Wakefield City Centre

Wakefield Council, in partnership with the West Yorkshire Combined Authority, is seeking feedback from people who live in, work in, and visit Wakefield city centre on plans to improve travel and the city centre.

Our proposals would make it easier and more attractive for people to walk or cycle, by creating new cycle lanes in the city centre and better connecting the two rail stations to other parts of the city by cycling and walking, including areas which attract high levels of footfall as a result of tourist attractions, employment, and the retail and hospitality offering. We also hope to improve the reliability of bus journeys and reduce journey times, with proposals including improving the layout of some junctions to improve accessibility to the bus station for buses and people travelling on foot.

We are seeking your feedback on initial proposals, which will help shape the future development of more detailed designs which will be brought back for further public consultation later in 2021.

The proposals have been divided into ‘Zone’ locations for this consultation. Click on the zones below to read about the proposals, view the plans and see Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) about them:

  • Zone 1: Westgate Station, Mulberry Way and Wood Street (North)
  • Zone 2: Wood Street (South), Bullring and North Gate to the Springs
  • Zone 3: Lower Warrengate to Kirkgate
  • Zone 4: A61 South of Kirkgate Gyratory
  • Zone 5: Northgate, Marsh Way and Access to Bus Station
  • Zone 6: Peterson Road and Stanley Road

The map below is an overview of how the proposals we are consulting on are situated across Wakefield city centre. You can view the map more closely with the other consultation documents at the top of the web page or click to view the map (opens in a new tab).


Benefits for people in Wakefield:

  • Greater access to employment and education centres via sustainable modes of travel
  • Improved journey times and reliability for bus journeys in the city centre
  • Better walking and cycling infrastructure in the city centre
  • Reduced congestion within the city centre
  • Safer roads and pathways for everyone
  • Improved air quality within city centre
  • Enhanced public spaces for people living in, working in and visiting the city centre


Have your say:

From Monday 1 March to Sunday 28 March, we are asking for your feedback on the proposals. Your views are vital to shaping the further development of detailed plans, so please take this opportunity to let us know what you think by taking the following steps.


Step 1: view detailed information abut the proposals in the ‘Consultation Materials’ section at the top of this webpage.

Step 2: Once you have viewed the proposals, please tell us your views by taking part in the consultation survey. You can do so by clicking the link below (opens in a new tab).

Please note: This survey has now CLOSED.

Responses to the consultation survey are being analysed and once complete, a report will be published on this page.


Next Steps:

Following the close of the public consultation, all feedback will be analysed and considered by the project team as detailed plans are developed. There will be a further opportunity to provide feedback on detailed proposals and designs later in 2021.

Contact:

Please take part in this consultation survey to feedback on proposals, but if you have any queries you can get in touch with the project team via the following means:

Email: yourvoice@westyorks-ca.gov.uk

Telephone: 0113 245 7676 (Metroline information service)

Post: Freepost address CONSULTATION TEAM (WYCA)

Q&A: Ask a question using the ‘Questions’ tab at the bottom of the page and we will get back to you.

If you are having difficulty accessing the online survey, or need the survey in an alternative format, please contact us using the details above. Completed surveys should be submitted by the consultation deadline of Sunday 28 March 2021. Please note that due to Covid-19 rules, most of our staff are working from home and therefore there will be delays in receiving any postal contributions. It is strongly recommended that you participate via the online survey or contact us via email if possible.

For social media updates on this project and other Wakefield Council schemes, follow us on:

Twitter: @MyWakefield

Facebook: Wakefield Council - Home | Facebook

For more information on the Transforming Cities Fund project visit: Transforming Cities Fund - Combined Authority | Unlocking potential, accelerating growth (westyorks-ca.gov.uk)