Mixed reaction over South Yorkshire's transport master planÂ
A transport master plan for South Yorkshire '“Â which project leaders claim will be '˜one of the best in Europe' '“Â has sparked debate among Star readers.Â Â
Sheffield City Region mayor Dan Jarvis has come up with a plan of action to improve the regions transport networkÂ as the current system is '˜
'˜not for the 21stÂ century'.Â
Council leaders from the countyÂ who make up the Sheffield City Region Combined Authority, signed off Mayor Jarvis' 10 commitments for transport at a meeting on Monday.Â Â
The commitmentsÂ include investing in the expansion of the tram and tram-train network, improvingÂ rail connections to places like Leeds and Manchester and puttingÂ pedestrians and cyclists '˜at the centre' of any plan.
The list alsoÂ includes working towards a '˜zero-emission' public transport network, improvingÂ road safety andÂ supporting improved public transport connections to Doncaster Sheffield Airport.Â Â
The move has been met with a mixed reception from Star readers.Â Â
Some were optimistic about the plans.Â
Luke Martin posted on Facebook: 'Sounds like a great idea. Lets hope the cash is freed up for it.'
Heather Wingfield added: 'I used to live in Switzerland '“Â fantastic transport system, maybe take some tips from them.'Â Â
But others were more sceptical.Â
Mickelmas Youngus said: 'So it's gonna take 22 years and Â£120million '“ bet it ends up costing Â£500 million and will really take 55 years.'
Leigh Brown added: 'I'll be retired before anything gets changed.'Â
The city region has already drafted a bid to the Department for Transport for around Â£120 million.
Mr Jarvis said he hopesÂ that by 2040 the region will have '˜comprehensive, effective and integrated transport connections.'
A more detailed proposal will be made available next month.Â