Leeds extends transport survey

Published:  19 September, 2016

The public survey on the future of transport in Leeds has been extended by the city council which hopes to encourage more people to ‘join in the conversation’.

An animation encouraging people to take part is appearing on big screens in the city centre.

The survey, which has been running since early August, had been completed almost 4,000 times by mid-September and was scheduled to close this week but it has now been extended.

The conversation began following the government’s decision to turn down the proposed New Generation Transport (NGT) scheme for Leeds in May, but with £173.5 million of funding for the scheme being retained to invest in public transport in the city.

The council also hosted a transport summit in June, attended by leading transport bodies and key stakeholders.

The initial feedback from the survey and the transport summit will inform a report to be discussed by the council’s executive board in October shaping further discussions with the government about the £173.5m funding and any other possible funding streams.

Leader of Leeds City Council, councillor Judith Blake said: ‘The response to the survey has been impressive but we still need to hear more views from as many people as possible.

‘We have decided to keep the survey running to offer more time for people to get involved and help shape the next phase of our talks with the government over the future of transport in the city.’

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