‘Let’s talk about Leeds transport - for all our futures’

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The Leader of Leeds City Council has invited everyone in the city to “join in the conversation” on the future of transport in Leeds.

Judith Blake made the call as the next phase of the biggest-ever discussion on transport strategy held with residents, businesses and visitors got underway this week.

An online survey can now be filled in via www.leeds.gov.uk/transportconversation, seeking views and information on how people currently use the transport network in Leeds, and how they view the experience in terms of comfort, value for money and the time involved in making journeys. It also asks those taking part to give their views on what priorities should be in terms of future investment in the network and any other suggestions on improvements.

The renewed focus on transport in the city follows the Government’s decision to turn down the proposed New Generation Transport (NGT) trolleybus scheme for Leeds in May. However £173.5million of funding for the scheme is being retained to invest in transport in the city.

Councillor Blake said: “Transport is a fundamental issue that everyone in Leeds will have a view on as getting around our city and beyond is something we all do on a daily basis. So I want to invite everyone in the city to join in the conversation about what they think of transport in Leeds now and what we need to do in order to make it the best it can possibly be in future. Connectivity in terms of having an effective and integrated transport network is absolutely essential to the future growth of our city.”

The survey is now live and will run until September 20, while the conversation can also be held on Twitter using the hashtag #Leedstransport.

Leader of Leeds City Council, Judith Blake.

Leader of Leeds City Council, Judith Blake.

The survey will be able to be accessed online in all council libraries and one-stop centres, while views can also be sent on email to Leedstransport@leeds.gov.uk.