The future of travel to be revealed

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Residents can find out more about major plans for travel improvements across Calderdale and regeneration in Halifax town centre.

The drop-in session will be held on Monday May 23 between 3pm and 7pm at Halifax Minster. It will be an opportunity for residents and organisations to view the scheme designs, talk to Calderdale Council staff and ask questions about the plans.

The plans include a number of schemes as part of a proposed £125 million+ investment over five years to support economic growth in Calderdale, by easing congestion, reducing journey times and bringing improvements for drivers, pedestrians, cyclists and people using public transport.

Cllr Barry Collins, Calderdale Council’s Cabinet Member for Regeneration and Economic Development, said: “We’re driving forward the biggest investment in transport improvement that Calderdale has seen for decades. We aim to make the borough more accessible for residents, workers, shoppers, businesses and visitors.

“We want to reduce congestion, improve air quality and attract people to spend more time here, making the most of our many attractions. Ultimately this, plus our regeneration work in Halifax town centre, will mean a boost to the local economy and an increase in job opportunities.

“We’re eager for local people to get involved in these exciting plans, and will be giving them plenty of opportunities to share their views as the schemes progress.”

To finance this work, the council has secured a significant share of the £1 billion West Yorkshire Plus Transport Fund (WY+TF), which the West Yorkshire Combined Authority has been allocated for 10 years of investment across West Yorkshire for transport improvements.

The informal event will give an overview of all aspects of the proposals, including concept drawings of Halifax town centre. Council officers will be on hand to answer questions about the schemes, gather people’s feedback and sign them up to updates.