i28: Public transport between Leeds neighbourhoods - not just in and out of the congested city centre
The new bus map of Leeds shows in glorious technicolour why so many people in Leeds feel they need to have a car. All the bus routes run in and out of the city centre - which is still crammed with cars - meaning making the short car drives between Leeds' highly populous suburbs one needs to take at least 2 buses, and the journey takes at least an hour (if the buses actually show up and run on time and don't get stuck in traffic) whereas it would take only 5-10 minutes in a car. Even just a single circular route would make a huge difference, though much more is needed. A huge number of car miles are not for commute, but for the school run, visiting friends and family, health, and leisure - much of which does not involve the city centre.
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Demand responsive transport
I believe a more modern transport system is needed. For example Demand Responsive Transport (DRT) has been trialled in the UK. For example: https://www.arriva.co.uk/en/transport-modes/drt-and-other-services/demand-responsive-transport I believe the council want to trial this sort of service in East Leeds. See this link for details: https://www.westyorks-ca.gov.uk/projects/leeds-public-transport-investment-programme-lptip/east-leeds-demand-responsive-travel/ This may well be the solution to the circular route problem which I presume hasn't worked in the past because of low patronage.
Currently this is the only initiative in this issue, because nobody started a competing initiative (yet).
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