We cannot take Leeds City Council seriously on transport - YEP letters
FROM: Bill McKinnon, Leeds
The Connecting Leeds Transport Strategy talks about “mixed modes of transport,” “delivering a mass transit system,” and “increasing modal split”.
These are all left over expressions from New Generation Transport, the failed trolleybus scheme, which itself succeeded a failed tram scheme.
I guess it’s hard for people who worked on the previous schemes to drop the old buzz words. But with a history of total failure, why is the council trying yet again to build a mass transit system? Haven’t they got better things they could be doing?
For example, how about giving us a decent electric bus system? If they can’t even do that, how can they possibly hope to deliver a mass transit system? Perhaps delivering a decent bus system is too dull a task for a council which would rather be building new mass transit infrastructure on unspoilt greenspace, or expanding the airport, a decision which invites derision and makes a complete mockery of the council’s other transport aims.
Who could ever take Leeds City Council seriously after such a blatantly hypocritical decision?