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Key details

To improve transport and connectivity in west Halifax by providing greater sustainable transport options such as walking and cycling.

Current status

Concept (Completed)
Development (In Progress)
Construction (Pending)
Evaluation (Pending)

Have your say in making the streets of west Halifax greener, healthier and more attractive for walking

Areas of west Halifax have been identified for a series of improvements as they currently have limited facilities for walking, suffer from traffic congestion at peak times and have some issues with speeding vehicles and problem parking.

We want to hear your views and are inviting you to take part in our online survey.

If you live in, work in, or visit west Halifax, we’d really like to hear your feedback to help us build our understanding of the challenges and opportunities in the area.

The survey is open until Sunday 25 April so please take this opportunity to have your say: www.yourvoice.westyorks-ca.gov.uk/west-halifax
 

Plans

The West Halifax Improved Streets for People scheme will implement a series of proposed neighbourhood improvements to enhance the local urban environment and provide better access to Halifax town centre. Options under consideration include traffic calming measures, footway refurbishments and general improvements to public space. As well as providing a better pedestrian environment and enhancing walking links to work places and other services in the town centre, these changes will also promote and encourage more local journeys on foot.

A range of other improvements such as planting and benches and seating areas will also complement the scheme as will the provision of better access to bus stops and new crossing points.

The West Halifax Bus Efficiency scheme is being designed to introduce a series of measures to improve the bus offering in West Halifax. Changes to existing road layouts and bus priority enhancements will be considered to make bus operations more efficient on key bus routes. The goal will be to reduce bus delays and to improve journey times and reliability for public transport users.

Benefits

  • Accessibility: More facilities for walking and cycling enabling more people to get out and about. Ultimately, we hope this will deliver a healthier, more inclusive area where people choose to walk, rest, play, cycle and use public transport. 
  • Network Connectivity: Walking and cycling networks to be better connected, encouraging more active and sustainable ways of travelling.
  • Air Quality: Contribution to carbon reduction and air quality improvements.
  • Employment: An improved walking and cycling route can provide better access to employment opportunities in West Halifax and linked to the town centre.
  • Safer Streets: Improvements to road layouts will result in safer streets for pedestrians and cyclists.

Progress

The Strategic Outline Business Case (SOC) was approved in Summer 2020 and the Halifax Park Ward (Streets for People) and West Halifax Bus Improvements will now progress to develop an Outline Business Case (OBC). At this stage we will continue to define the scope of the project to identify the locations and type of improvements required in order to achieve the benefits. It is anticipated that public consultation will take place in Spring 2021.
 

Funding

This project was made possible through funding from:

    West Yorkshire Combined Authority Industrial Strategy Transforming Cities Fund