Bradford City Centre Walking and Cycling Improvements

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This second round of consultation has now closed. Thank you to everyone who gave feedback. The outcome report summarising all the responses can be downloaded here.

To view all updates on this project please visit the Future Bradford website.

The following information was presented between 22 June - 18 August 2022:


UPDATE: Our consultation has been extended and will now open until 11.59pm on Thursday 18 August 2022.

Bradford Council, in partnership with the West Yorkshire Combined Authority, is looking to make it easier to walk, cycle and use public transport in the city centre. This is the second round of consultation and we would like your feedback on the updated proposed plans.

The plans will reshape Bradford city centre by improving walking and cycling routes, removing traffic from some roads and introducing new green outdoor spaces for people to enjoy.

Providing an accessible, attractive and cleaner alternative to car journeys is at the heart of the Leeds City Region Transforming Cities Fund (TCF). This is a major new programme of transport infrastructure investment secured as part of the West Yorkshire devolution deal.

On this webpage you will find more information about the scheme, including maps and visualisations. They will help you understand the updated proposals.

You can find out more about the first round of consultation here which took place July - September 2021.


How can I get involved?

1. Complete our survey. We recommend you look at the maps and read the plans first before you complete it

2. View our frequently asked questions (FAQs)

3. Ask a question in our Questions tool

4. Attend our public events on Wednesday 13 and Thursday 14 July 2022, 2pm - 7pm in the Broadway Shopping Centre (outside Superdrug) to come and talk to the project team

5. Visit us in Bradford Interchange Tuesday 16 August 10.30am - 1.30pm to come and talk to the project team


Our updated proposals

We have listened to your feedback from the first round of consultation and have reviewed the design of the scheme.

We have updated some designs and added a new proposal to close the end of Little Horton Lane between its junction with Godwin Street and the National Science and Media Museum.

Please click on the links below for each proposal to learn more - each link will take you to a new page:

The main changes to the proposals since round one are:

  • Jacobs Well roundabout – instead of an underpass, a high-quality signal-controlled crossing is proposed
  • Little Horton Lane – removing traffic from the end of Little Horton Lane between the National Science and Media museum and the junction with Prince’s Way, creating a new pocket park and allowing people to get around the cultural quarter on foot or by bike more easily

There have been minor changes to the following proposals:

Our overview map of the city centre


What are the benefits of the scheme?

The Bradford City Centre Walking and Cycling Improvements scheme has been designed to play a key role in the ambitious plans to boost the regeneration of Bradford city centre, and encourage people to use more sustainable ways of getting around, such as walking, cycling, or public transport.

There are other existing ambitious projects as well as this scheme, including Bradford Live, Darley Street Market, City Village and One City Park. Together, these schemes would reshape the civic heart of Bradford city centre by creating a hugely improved setting with the introduction of new public and green spaces, and would transform transport and travel into and around the city centre by improving public transport, cycling and walking infrastructure.

The improvements would make the city more attractive for when Bradford is the City of Culture in 2025, and support Bradford to be one of the UK’s leading cities in the 21st century.


Have your say

This is the second round of public consultation on the proposals for the City Centre Walking and Cycling Improvements Scheme. We want to hear your views ahead of the detailed design stage.

It is important that you get the chance to find out more and shape what the proposals will mean for you and the city centre.

Your feedback will help us to understand where we can make improvements to the proposed schemes and ensure that we have considered all opportunities.

You can leave feedback in whatever way works best for you. Fill out our survey below or contact us at:

Freephone: 0808 196 9119

Freepost: Freepost BFD Highways

Click here to take the survey

* Update - this consultation now closes at 11.59pm on Thursday18 August 2022.


Accessibility

If you or someone you know is unable to access information online, please get in touch with us using the contact details above. We can arrange a different way to provide information – such as sending more information in the post – so that you or they can get involved.

If you have any questions about this survey or the project itself, ask us in the Questions tool.

This second round of consultation has now closed. Thank you to everyone who gave feedback. The outcome report summarising all the responses can be downloaded here.

To view all updates on this project please visit the Future Bradford website.

The following information was presented between 22 June - 18 August 2022:


UPDATE: Our consultation has been extended and will now open until 11.59pm on Thursday 18 August 2022.

Bradford Council, in partnership with the West Yorkshire Combined Authority, is looking to make it easier to walk, cycle and use public transport in the city centre. This is the second round of consultation and we would like your feedback on the updated proposed plans.

The plans will reshape Bradford city centre by improving walking and cycling routes, removing traffic from some roads and introducing new green outdoor spaces for people to enjoy.

Providing an accessible, attractive and cleaner alternative to car journeys is at the heart of the Leeds City Region Transforming Cities Fund (TCF). This is a major new programme of transport infrastructure investment secured as part of the West Yorkshire devolution deal.

On this webpage you will find more information about the scheme, including maps and visualisations. They will help you understand the updated proposals.

You can find out more about the first round of consultation here which took place July - September 2021.


How can I get involved?

1. Complete our survey. We recommend you look at the maps and read the plans first before you complete it

2. View our frequently asked questions (FAQs)

3. Ask a question in our Questions tool

4. Attend our public events on Wednesday 13 and Thursday 14 July 2022, 2pm - 7pm in the Broadway Shopping Centre (outside Superdrug) to come and talk to the project team

5. Visit us in Bradford Interchange Tuesday 16 August 10.30am - 1.30pm to come and talk to the project team


Our updated proposals

We have listened to your feedback from the first round of consultation and have reviewed the design of the scheme.

We have updated some designs and added a new proposal to close the end of Little Horton Lane between its junction with Godwin Street and the National Science and Media Museum.

Please click on the links below for each proposal to learn more - each link will take you to a new page:

The main changes to the proposals since round one are:

  • Jacobs Well roundabout – instead of an underpass, a high-quality signal-controlled crossing is proposed
  • Little Horton Lane – removing traffic from the end of Little Horton Lane between the National Science and Media museum and the junction with Prince’s Way, creating a new pocket park and allowing people to get around the cultural quarter on foot or by bike more easily

There have been minor changes to the following proposals:

Our overview map of the city centre


What are the benefits of the scheme?

The Bradford City Centre Walking and Cycling Improvements scheme has been designed to play a key role in the ambitious plans to boost the regeneration of Bradford city centre, and encourage people to use more sustainable ways of getting around, such as walking, cycling, or public transport.

There are other existing ambitious projects as well as this scheme, including Bradford Live, Darley Street Market, City Village and One City Park. Together, these schemes would reshape the civic heart of Bradford city centre by creating a hugely improved setting with the introduction of new public and green spaces, and would transform transport and travel into and around the city centre by improving public transport, cycling and walking infrastructure.

The improvements would make the city more attractive for when Bradford is the City of Culture in 2025, and support Bradford to be one of the UK’s leading cities in the 21st century.


Have your say

This is the second round of public consultation on the proposals for the City Centre Walking and Cycling Improvements Scheme. We want to hear your views ahead of the detailed design stage.

It is important that you get the chance to find out more and shape what the proposals will mean for you and the city centre.

Your feedback will help us to understand where we can make improvements to the proposed schemes and ensure that we have considered all opportunities.

You can leave feedback in whatever way works best for you. Fill out our survey below or contact us at:

Freephone: 0808 196 9119

Freepost: Freepost BFD Highways

Click here to take the survey

* Update - this consultation now closes at 11.59pm on Thursday18 August 2022.


Accessibility

If you or someone you know is unable to access information online, please get in touch with us using the contact details above. We can arrange a different way to provide information – such as sending more information in the post – so that you or they can get involved.

If you have any questions about this survey or the project itself, ask us in the Questions tool.
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  • Share What are the plans for the former Royal Mail site between Broadway Midland Hotel and FSquare??? Being left to rot there for ages, in the meantime I suggest do like the hole in the waiting - knock down walls plant some grass and trees and make it a walk through green patch - at the minute it’s an eyesore and makes walking city centre a nightmare, access to F Square and Travelodge & Canal Road are isolated by it. Plus in the heatwave we realise we don’t have any grass park in the city centre - you got to walk at least a mile to get to Peel Park - or nearly 2 to get to Lister Park or Bowling Park. Plus I remember in 2013 there was a free bus just outside station and bike rental scheme. Could you bring in cheap buses and bikes back? £2 a ride is too much that’s why people don’t take them and roads are congested on Facebook Share What are the plans for the former Royal Mail site between Broadway Midland Hotel and FSquare??? Being left to rot there for ages, in the meantime I suggest do like the hole in the waiting - knock down walls plant some grass and trees and make it a walk through green patch - at the minute it’s an eyesore and makes walking city centre a nightmare, access to F Square and Travelodge & Canal Road are isolated by it. Plus in the heatwave we realise we don’t have any grass park in the city centre - you got to walk at least a mile to get to Peel Park - or nearly 2 to get to Lister Park or Bowling Park. Plus I remember in 2013 there was a free bus just outside station and bike rental scheme. Could you bring in cheap buses and bikes back? £2 a ride is too much that’s why people don’t take them and roads are congested on Twitter Share What are the plans for the former Royal Mail site between Broadway Midland Hotel and FSquare??? Being left to rot there for ages, in the meantime I suggest do like the hole in the waiting - knock down walls plant some grass and trees and make it a walk through green patch - at the minute it’s an eyesore and makes walking city centre a nightmare, access to F Square and Travelodge & Canal Road are isolated by it. Plus in the heatwave we realise we don’t have any grass park in the city centre - you got to walk at least a mile to get to Peel Park - or nearly 2 to get to Lister Park or Bowling Park. Plus I remember in 2013 there was a free bus just outside station and bike rental scheme. Could you bring in cheap buses and bikes back? £2 a ride is too much that’s why people don’t take them and roads are congested on Linkedin Email What are the plans for the former Royal Mail site between Broadway Midland Hotel and FSquare??? Being left to rot there for ages, in the meantime I suggest do like the hole in the waiting - knock down walls plant some grass and trees and make it a walk through green patch - at the minute it’s an eyesore and makes walking city centre a nightmare, access to F Square and Travelodge & Canal Road are isolated by it. Plus in the heatwave we realise we don’t have any grass park in the city centre - you got to walk at least a mile to get to Peel Park - or nearly 2 to get to Lister Park or Bowling Park. Plus I remember in 2013 there was a free bus just outside station and bike rental scheme. Could you bring in cheap buses and bikes back? £2 a ride is too much that’s why people don’t take them and roads are congested link

    What are the plans for the former Royal Mail site between Broadway Midland Hotel and FSquare??? Being left to rot there for ages, in the meantime I suggest do like the hole in the waiting - knock down walls plant some grass and trees and make it a walk through green patch - at the minute it’s an eyesore and makes walking city centre a nightmare, access to F Square and Travelodge & Canal Road are isolated by it. Plus in the heatwave we realise we don’t have any grass park in the city centre - you got to walk at least a mile to get to Peel Park - or nearly 2 to get to Lister Park or Bowling Park. Plus I remember in 2013 there was a free bus just outside station and bike rental scheme. Could you bring in cheap buses and bikes back? £2 a ride is too much that’s why people don’t take them and roads are congested

    Mercy asked almost 2 years ago

    Thank you for taking the time to get in touch with us and ask some questions.

    The site you refer to is owned by British Land and not Bradford Council, and is therefore not under Council control.

    Similarly, the bus network is operated privately in Bradford and the Council therefore has no influence on what bus operators are able to charge customers. If you would like to leave feedback about buses, you can do so via the current bus consultation: Mayor’s Big Bus Chat

    With regards to your request for a bike hire scheme, while there are no plans or funding available currently to have a cycle hire scheme in Bradford, Leeds do have plans for a cycle hire scheme and Council officers will be looking at this closely to see how a similar scheme could be developed in Bradford.

  • Share Are there going to be other public events to meet the team apart for Wed/Thurs 13-14 July on Facebook Share Are there going to be other public events to meet the team apart for Wed/Thurs 13-14 July on Twitter Share Are there going to be other public events to meet the team apart for Wed/Thurs 13-14 July on Linkedin Email Are there going to be other public events to meet the team apart for Wed/Thurs 13-14 July link

    Are there going to be other public events to meet the team apart for Wed/Thurs 13-14 July

    Bea asked almost 2 years ago
    Good afternoon, 

    The Bradford city centre walking and cycling project team is now going to be attending a drop-in session at Bradford Interchange on Tuesday 16 August 10.30am - 1.30pm. 

    We hope you can make it, but if not please use the contact details to ask any questions.

    Kind regards,

    The Project Team


    Hi there,
    Thank you for taking the time to get in touch and for your question.
    Unfortunately, there are not currently any plans to hold anymore public events to meet the team. 
    The team can be reached throughout the consultation for you to ask any questions or give your feedback by: 
    • emailing info@future-bradford.co.uk, 
    • calling the freephone line on 0808 196 9119, or 
    • posting feedback to Freepost BFD Highways – no stamp is required
    We hope that’s helpful and if you have any further questions, comments or feedback then please don’t hesitate to get in touch.
    Kind regards,

    The Project Team

  • Share how wide are the proposed cycle lanes? on Facebook Share how wide are the proposed cycle lanes? on Twitter Share how wide are the proposed cycle lanes? on Linkedin Email how wide are the proposed cycle lanes? link

    how wide are the proposed cycle lanes?

    Carlton asked almost 2 years ago
    Hi there,

    Thank you for taking the time to get in touch. We have recorded your feedback as part of the consultation process.

    The cycleways are proposed to be a minimum of 1.5m where they are unidirectional (one-way) and a minimum of 3m where they are proposed to be bidirectional (two-way). These are minimum widths and where there is opportunity to make them wider, this will be taken.

    Kind regards,

    The Project Team

  • Share Living towards Thornton it seems that all routes to the Interchange are being blocked. How do you get to the Interchange itf you want to pick someone up or drop them off? on Facebook Share Living towards Thornton it seems that all routes to the Interchange are being blocked. How do you get to the Interchange itf you want to pick someone up or drop them off? on Twitter Share Living towards Thornton it seems that all routes to the Interchange are being blocked. How do you get to the Interchange itf you want to pick someone up or drop them off? on Linkedin Email Living towards Thornton it seems that all routes to the Interchange are being blocked. How do you get to the Interchange itf you want to pick someone up or drop them off? link

    Living towards Thornton it seems that all routes to the Interchange are being blocked. How do you get to the Interchange itf you want to pick someone up or drop them off?

    MikePP asked almost 2 years ago
    Hi there,

    Thank you for taking the time to get in touch. We have recorded your feedback as part of the consultation process.

    The easiest way to reach the Interchange to pick up and drop off from Thornton would be to follow this route: Thornton Road/Godwin Street/Prince’s Way/Manchester Road/Croft Street/Bridge Street.

    Although Jacob's Well roundabout would be removed as part of these proposals, you would still be able to access Manchester Road to reach the Interchange, just not Hall Ings.

    We hope this is helpful, however, if you have any further questions, comments or feedback then please don’t hesitate to get in touch.

    Kind regards,

    The Project Team

Page last updated: 15 Nov 2023, 10:18 AM