An ambitious plan to create a new transport hub for Morley town centre has been put out for public consultation by council chiefs.
People are being asked to give their view on the scheme, which councillors say will improve bus services and pedestrian safety along Queen Street.
They say the changes would also provide a better road layout for buses and other vehicles.
The proposals involve: Making Queen Street one way from Queensway to Wellington Street; Making Wellington Street one way from Queen Street, reversing the existing flow; Locating all bus stops on one side of Queen Street or Albion Street; Relocating on-street parking to one side of Queen Street and Wellington Street; Making improvements to crossing points and waiting areas for pedestrians.
West Yorkshire Combined Authority and Leeds City Council are developing the scheme and are looking for feedback from bus users and local people on the plans. People can find out more about the proposals and submit their comments through WYCA’s transport website at www.wymetro.com/morleyhub.
There will also be a drop-in event at Morley Town Hall on Thursday, August 18 from 3pm-6pm, where people will be able to examine scheme plans, talk to the team working on it and provide feedback through a questionnaire.
CounKeith Wakefield, Chairman of WYCA’s Transport Committee, said: “Transport underpins the economy and local business and the Combined Authority is committed to ensuring its public transport facilities provide passengers with a comfortable, attractive and safe environment.
“I would urge people who use public transport in Morley to go along to the drop-in events and take part in the consultation about the future of transport in their town.”
Coun Neil Dawson (Lab, Morley South), Leeds City Council’s lead member for city development, said the creation of the hub was a ‘key priority’.
He said: “Improving the transport network and making it as integrated and effective as possible is a key priority across the whole city, so I would encourage everyone to get involved and have their say as part of that process.”
The scheme will be developed in further detail after the public consultation, which ends on Friday, September 9.