KIRKLEES Council is to study transport problems in the Colne Valley.
A year-long survey asking residents how the area's transport could be improved will begin next month.
The study is being carried out in response to years of complaints about transport.
Issues include the lack of bus services, traffic congestion, road safety and villages being used as rat-runs between the A62 and M62.
Joe Malik, of the Highways and Transport Service, said: "A study was on our list of things to do. If you appreciate the size of the study, we needed the resources to make sure we could follow it through. Now we have the opportunity."
Mr Malik said the times, locations and formats were to be decided but it is expected that his department will hold public events and workshops at Slaithwaite and Milnsbridge.
Officials will also link up with `town teams' in Marsden and Slaithwaite.
The town teams
will create a blueprint for spending cash allocated to breathe new life into Slaithwaite and Marsden.