Bradley to Brighouse Greenway

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We would like to know what you think of our plans to improve the walking and cycling route between Bradley and Brighouse.


Background

The West Yorkshire Combined Authority’s CityConnect programme is improving cycling and walking infrastructure and routes across the region .

Working in partnership with councils across West Yorkshire and York, we are aiming to improve and encourage more people to make more every-day journeys by bike or on foot.

To deliver a wide range of transport improvements the West Yorkshire Combined Authority is seeking £14.8 million funding through the West Yorkshire-plus Transport Fund, and the Leeds City Region Growth Deal.

The Growth Deal is a £1 billion package of Government investment through the Leeds City Region Enterprise Partnership (LEP), delivered by the West Yorkshire Combined Authority to accelerate growth and create jobs across Leeds City Region.

Bradley to Brighouse Greenway

The Bradley to Brighouse Greenway is being delivered in partnership with Kirklees Council and will be a 6.5km section of new greenway, providing a missing link in cycling and walking infrastructure. A greenway is a traffic-free cycling and walking route away from the road.

The scheme will include improvements to existing footpaths, bridleways and quiet roads through Bradley and Brighouse, with a new section of route being built alongside the Calder Hebble Navigation canal towpath. New signage and junction and road crossing improvements also feature among the proposals.

Proposed improvements include:

  • Upgrade and improve 1.7km of existing bridleway through Bradley to allow cycling, improving crossing points and upgrading the zebra crossing.
  • Introduce a new 0.7km surfaced path between Lower Quarry Road and Kirklees Lower Lock, on the Calder and Hebble Canal.
  • Upgrade 1.4km of towpath between Kirklees Lower Lock and Anchor Pit Bridge, on the Calder and Hebble Canal.
  • Introduce 1.7km of new cycle route, and improve the footways and crossing points between River Street and Brighouse Basin.
  • Improve 1km of towpath between Brighouse Basin and Ganny, on the Calder and Hebble Canal, including new controlled crossings on the A641 Huddersfield Road (Sainsbury’s), and the A643 Owler Ings Road (Brighouse Market).

Once complete, the route will connect to the Birkby Bradley Greenway, the Calder Valley Greenway and the Huddersfield Broad Canal, with off-road routes to the Lower Spen Country Park and to Mirfield.

This scheme will help the local communities, which are currently separated from each other by motorway and major road network, to connect and will provide safe and attractive routes to schools, local facilities or simply an opportunity to relax and enjoy nature and green space.

Have your say:

Between 16 September 2020 and 14 October 2020, we are asking for your feedback on our plans to improve the Bradley to Brighouse Greenway. Your views will help inform the current plans and provide an opportunity to identify any issues that we are not aware of.

Tell us what you think by completing our short survey at the bottom of the page.

Before completing the survey please take your time to consult our plans by clicking here or by accessing them in our documents section.

Next steps:

Following the close of consultation on 14 October 2020, all feedback will be considered and used to shape the final plans.

If you need the information in other formats please get in touch.

Contact us:

Via email: cityconnect@westyorks-ca.gov.uk

Via phone: 0113 251 7366

Via post: Freepost CONSULTATION TEAM (WYCA)*

*Please note that, due to the COVID-19 crisis, the majority of our staff are working from home and therefore there will be significant delays in receiving any postal contributions. If you can, please contact us using another method to ensure a quick response.

For more information about the project visit: cyclecityconnect.co.uk

Follow us on:

@CityConnect1
CycleCityConnect
@CycleConnect1



We would like to know what you think of our plans to improve the walking and cycling route between Bradley and Brighouse.


Background

The West Yorkshire Combined Authority’s CityConnect programme is improving cycling and walking infrastructure and routes across the region .

Working in partnership with councils across West Yorkshire and York, we are aiming to improve and encourage more people to make more every-day journeys by bike or on foot.

To deliver a wide range of transport improvements the West Yorkshire Combined Authority is seeking £14.8 million funding through the West Yorkshire-plus Transport Fund, and the Leeds City Region Growth Deal.

The Growth Deal is a £1 billion package of Government investment through the Leeds City Region Enterprise Partnership (LEP), delivered by the West Yorkshire Combined Authority to accelerate growth and create jobs across Leeds City Region.

Bradley to Brighouse Greenway

The Bradley to Brighouse Greenway is being delivered in partnership with Kirklees Council and will be a 6.5km section of new greenway, providing a missing link in cycling and walking infrastructure. A greenway is a traffic-free cycling and walking route away from the road.

The scheme will include improvements to existing footpaths, bridleways and quiet roads through Bradley and Brighouse, with a new section of route being built alongside the Calder Hebble Navigation canal towpath. New signage and junction and road crossing improvements also feature among the proposals.

Proposed improvements include:

  • Upgrade and improve 1.7km of existing bridleway through Bradley to allow cycling, improving crossing points and upgrading the zebra crossing.
  • Introduce a new 0.7km surfaced path between Lower Quarry Road and Kirklees Lower Lock, on the Calder and Hebble Canal.
  • Upgrade 1.4km of towpath between Kirklees Lower Lock and Anchor Pit Bridge, on the Calder and Hebble Canal.
  • Introduce 1.7km of new cycle route, and improve the footways and crossing points between River Street and Brighouse Basin.
  • Improve 1km of towpath between Brighouse Basin and Ganny, on the Calder and Hebble Canal, including new controlled crossings on the A641 Huddersfield Road (Sainsbury’s), and the A643 Owler Ings Road (Brighouse Market).

Once complete, the route will connect to the Birkby Bradley Greenway, the Calder Valley Greenway and the Huddersfield Broad Canal, with off-road routes to the Lower Spen Country Park and to Mirfield.

This scheme will help the local communities, which are currently separated from each other by motorway and major road network, to connect and will provide safe and attractive routes to schools, local facilities or simply an opportunity to relax and enjoy nature and green space.

Have your say:

Between 16 September 2020 and 14 October 2020, we are asking for your feedback on our plans to improve the Bradley to Brighouse Greenway. Your views will help inform the current plans and provide an opportunity to identify any issues that we are not aware of.

Tell us what you think by completing our short survey at the bottom of the page.

Before completing the survey please take your time to consult our plans by clicking here or by accessing them in our documents section.

Next steps:

Following the close of consultation on 14 October 2020, all feedback will be considered and used to shape the final plans.

If you need the information in other formats please get in touch.

Contact us:

Via email: cityconnect@westyorks-ca.gov.uk

Via phone: 0113 251 7366

Via post: Freepost CONSULTATION TEAM (WYCA)*

*Please note that, due to the COVID-19 crisis, the majority of our staff are working from home and therefore there will be significant delays in receiving any postal contributions. If you can, please contact us using another method to ensure a quick response.

For more information about the project visit: cyclecityconnect.co.uk

Follow us on:

@CityConnect1
CycleCityConnect
@CycleConnect1


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    Great idea!!

    GB asked 12 days ago

    Thank you for your comment. I am glad to hear that you are supportive of the proposals.

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    While appreciate the benefits of linking the two communities of Bradley and Brighouse, it is dissapointing to have to cross 2 A-roads to get to the Mirfield link from Brighouse when there bridges that go under the roads if the path was to follow the canal.

    Brighouse Paul asked 13 days ago

    Thank you for your query. Unfortunately the canal path is very narrow beneath the A641 and A643. Although it may be possible to walk through whilst wheeling a standard cycle, anything larger would be problematic.

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    I've been looking forward to cycling the new greenway since moving to Brighouse from Huddersfield in 2011. I have cycled the proposed route this morning and on many other occasions. My main concern is the choice of Armitage Road, Brighouse. This is very busy during the week with many hgv's and used as an unofficial race track on weekends. The road also narrows considerably as it nears Sainsbury's. I really can't see family's feeling safe cycling that route.

    Brighouse Paul asked 13 days ago

    Thank you for your query. The current intention is to direct cyclists via Karens Way and through the Brighouse Basin area to avoid the very narrow section on the approach to Sainsbury’s. We anticipate introducing a segregated cycle route on the section of Armytage Road between Huntingdon Road and Karens Way.