A drop-in event TODAY (Tuesday 10 March) will give local people the opportunity to have their say about a plan to improve bus stops and provide better information for bus users in Cottingley.
Taking place between 3.30pm and 6.30pm at Cottingley Primary Academy, the drop-in will be a chance for local people to see the plans. The proposals include: providing new bus shelters, and real-time travel information at each stop; creating better pedestrian crossing opportunities near bus stops; and improved loading opportunities for businesses in the centre of the estate.
Details of the consultation, which runs until Monday 23 March, can also be found online (where people can also respond) at: www.yourvoice.westyorks-ca.gov.uk/cottingleybus.
Cllr Kim Groves, Chair of the West Yorkshire’s Combined Authority Transport Committee and its Bus Alliance said:
“People tell us they want buses to be easier and more convenient to use, and they want better information about their journeys; these plans are designed to do just that for people across Cottingley. Investing through Connecting Leeds in infrastructure improvements like this, and the large-scale schemes to improve bus travel through the city centre will help increase the number of people using buses and reducing costly and polluting congestion. I would urge everyone affected to have a look at these plans and have their say on them.”
This scheme in Cottingley is part of the Connecting Leeds programme, which aims to improve all aspects of transport and travel in the city, and connect people to the wider Leeds City Region. The programme will see an unprecedented £270 million invested in the city’s transport network.
This article is based on a press release by the West Yorkshire Combined Authority.