Transport strategy: KEP responds to West Yorkshire Combined Authority

A submission to the West Yorkshire transport strategy consultation by Kirklees Environment Partnership highlighted the absence of effective demand reduction strategies. It also proposed a range of other measures including support for empowering local communities with resources to tackle the effects of speeding traffic, all-day commuter parking and poor air quality.

Amongst its other comments was “stronger emphasis on the value of cycling and walking as a component of demand management as well as healthy living but it needs to operate within a safer environment.”

On rail: “We strongly believe that local and community rail improvements should be prioritised ahead of new road schemes, with greater emphasis on improving and expanding the regional rail network.”

On air quality: “We want to see the introduction of urban Clean Air Zones in all areas of West Yorkshire, not only Leeds.”

For the full documents see the Document Store (Sustainable Kirklees)