Pell Frischmann is delighted to have been appointed to support sister company, McBains, and Jacobs as the West Yorkshire Urban Transit Design Development Partner.
Pell Frischmann will be working on the West Yorkshire Combined Authority’s (WYCA) connectivity plan with a focus on connecting disadvantaged communities to areas of economic activity, and in time, aligning wider housing, skills, and regeneration policies to these corridors.
With a population of three million, the Leeds City Region remains the largest metropolitan area in Europe without an urban transit system. Integrating all modes of transport, such as cycling, road, rail, and bus services into the connectivity plan, the Combined Authority looks to also incorporate developments such as an Urban Transit proposal to boost development in West Yorkshire. As part of an integrated and coordinated network, an Urban Transit system will:
- Help combat climate change – providing an attractive and sustainable alternative to the car.
- Connect key areas across the region – helping people travel to jobs and education in a reliable, efficient, and affordable way.
- Support productivity and inclusive growth – creating new transport capacity, encouraging investment and supporting the post-COVID-19 recovery.
- Support health and wellbeing – through being part of healthy towns, cities and local communities and contributing to improve air quality.
Working with McBains and Jacobs, services within the partnership include the technical feasibilities, concept and outline designs for the Urban Transit proposals for WYCA.
Damian Kilburn, Pell Frischmann’s Highways and Transportation Director said:
We are delighted to be working with McBains and Jacobs on this transformational project to deliver a world-class mass transit system for West Yorkshire. Our in-depth knowledge of the region and our experience delivering the Midland Metro will be invaluable in delivering a successful project for WYCA.
Pell Frischmann is excited to be working with its partners and WYCA to help support the continued growth of West Yorkshire and its surrounding areas.