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Bus shelter improvements in Ilkley and Otley

Bus shelter improvements in Ilkley and Otley

Published by Harry Long at 6:45am 13th June 2020.

A scheme to make bus stations and shelters in Otley and Ilkley feel safer could see CCTV and “warning beacons” installed.

  • CCTV and warning beacons could be installed at bus stations and shelters in Ilkley and Otley.  
  • It's part of £1.9m being spent on improvements in West Yorkshire.  
  • It's hoped the measures would make facilities “more comfortable” places for both passengers and staff.

At a meeting on Tuesday, West Yorkshire Combined Authority’s Investment Committee voted to release £438,000 for the Safety, Accessibility and Efficiency Programme.

The scheme, which will eventually cost £1.9m, will introduce safety and accessibility measures as a way to encourage more people to travel by bus.

The work will see pedestrian barriers, help points, tactile signage, CCTV and warning beacons installed at various bus stations and bus shelters across West Yorkshire.

It will also see the replacement of 49 shelters in Bradford and Leeds.

It's hoped the measures would make facilities “more comfortable” places for both passengers and staff, would improve local infrastructure and would help reduce carbon emissions.

A report to the committee said:

“Investment in new shelters, which are able to incorporate digital advertising, will allow monetary returns for the Combined Authority that can be reinvested into the bus shelter and station infrastructure.

“These enhancements will contribute towards a better passenger experience and subsequent increase in bus patronage."