Have your say on plans to improve walking and cycling in north and west Halifax

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Calderdale Council, in partnership with the West Yorkshire Combined Authority, is asking for feedback on plans to improve walking and cycling journeys in north and west Halifax.

Improvements to options for making trips on foot, bicycle, scooter or bus are planned for areas to the north and west of Halifax town centre. This includes the areas around Dean Clough, Lee Mount, Ovenden and Illingworth in north Halifax and on and around Gibbet Street, Queen’s Road, Hanson Lane, Parkinson Lane and the Beech Hill estate around west Halifax.

The proposals have been developed with the aim of creating safe, healthy and more inclusive places where people choose to walk, cycle and use public transport. The designs have been developed following a feedback exercise earlier this year, with several changes made to previous designs.

Proposals for west Halifax include:

  • Improved walking  routes between Halifax town centre and Gibbet Street
  • Additional parking bays to address issues with pavement parking
  • One-way systems to reduce conflict on narrow streets and improve bus reliability
  • Turning restrictions for some vehicles on Queen’s Road to improve safety and access to local shops
  • Improvements to planting, seating areas and access to bus stops, as well as new crossing points

These revised proposals consider local feedback about safety issues and problems with parking and the movement of traffic.

Detailed plans which are split into different sections on a clearly presented map, are available to view at www.yourvoice.westyorks-ca.gov.uk/north-halifax-2 and www.yourvoice.westyorks-ca.gov.uk/west-halifax-2. These links also include additional information for each area including plans and pictures to help people understand the proposals, as well as key changes since March 2021 and answers to some frequently asked questions.

Local people are being asked to look at the revised plans and share their feedback. Comments submitted will then be collated, analysed and considered in the development of final designs for the projects.

The proposals are being delivered in partnership with funding from two of the Combined Authority’s programmes, the Transforming Cities Fund and Streets for People, both of which are aimed at making it easier for people to walk, cycle and use public transport.

Feedback on proposals can be submitted until Sunday 19 December 2021. Those who do not have access to the website can contact West Yorkshire Combined Authority via Metroline on 0113 245 7676 for a printed copy of the designs and survey along with a freepost envelope.