Travelling around the district

By car

Plan your journey

Plan your route, including any breaks, before setting out. Routes may be different as local areas make changes to enable social distancing.

People from a household or support bubble can travel together in a vehicle.

You should wear a face covering in an enclosed space where social distancing isn't possible and where you will come into contact with people outside your household or support bubble.

Car sharing

You should try not to share a vehicle with those outside your household or support bubble. If you need to do this, try to:

  • share the transport with the same people each time
  • keep to small groups of up to 6 people at any one time
  • open windows for ventilation
  • travel side by side or behind other people, rather than facing them, where seating arrangements allow
  • face away from each other
  • consider seating arrangements to maximise distance between people in the vehicle
  • clean your car between journeys using standard cleaning products - make sure you clean door handles and other areas that people may touch
  • ask the driver and passengers to wear a face covering

Public Transport 

Public transport is available but capacity is limited.  We advise you check the latest timetable before travelling. 

Please consider if your journey is necessary and if you can travel off-peak.

Please allow more time for your journey as services might be full. 

It is compulsory to wear a face covering on all public transport.

Drivers will not be required to wear a face covering as a screen is in place.

For your safety, cleaning has increased with a particular focus on touch point disinfection.

Wash your hands before and after travelling.

Be patient and follow instructions from transport staff. 

Maintain social distancing.

Taxis

It is now a mandatory requirement for passengers in private hire and taxis to wear a face covering unless exempt. Please find a link to the latest information.

https://www.gov.uk/guidance/coronavirus-covid-19-safer-travel-guidance-for-passengers#taxis-and-private-hire-vehicles

Payment: 

Pay contactless if you can, cash will only be accepted in exceptional circumstances and change will not be given. 

You can find ways to pay by visiting the West Yorkshire Metro website

For more information on bus and train travel visit www.wymetro.com  

F: westyorkshiremetro

T: @metrotravelnews. 

Active travel 

Where possible, we are encouraging people make their journey on foot or by bike. 

This will also help to increase capacity on public transport for those who really need it:

A new interactive map has been launched to help you highlight where you think improvements to roads, streets and town centres are needed across the district to improve our cycle and foot paths. 

Using the map, we want you to point out streets or areas where any issues could be overcome with trial or temporary measures to help you cycle and walk more, while maintaining social distance. 

You will also be able to add comments about your journeys to work, school or to the local shops, where measures such as a new cycle route, wider pavements, better crossings and secure bike parking could help.

Walking and cycling is a great way to get healthy, save money and is better for the environment.

For more information visit safe streets