West Yorkshire Needs A Tram

Building political and public support to deliver a region-wide integrated mass transit system.

Focus of work

West Yorkshire is the largest city region in Europe without a mass transit system. Repeated political failures mean politicians, civil servants, and local residents believe “it will never happen.” West Yorkshire Needs A Tram (WYNAT) aims to build the political and public support to deliver a region-wide integrated mass transit system. WYNAT’s work includes building a public vision for the network, with a focus on supporting the public to imagine how a tram network would improve their travelling lives and deliver climate and transport justice.

Impact

West Yorkshire Needs A Tram aims to get the tram system up the political agenda. They hope to see more questions on trams at hustings, at council, and in parliamentary settings. They will work to put building a tram on the national agenda, through press stunts. WYNAT will make the case for a mass transit system as part of growing a greener, fairer economy — including creating good, local, and unionised green jobs. The campaign looks to build a shared, community vision and expectation for a tram system to serve their communities and deliver transport justice around their region.

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