Bradford Shipley Route Improvement Scheme

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City of Bradford Metropolitan District Council (CBMDC), in partnership with West Yorkshire Combined Authority is planning to upgrade the main roads between Bradford and Shipley and would like to hear people’s views on how they could be improved. These are key transport routes northwards into and out of the city, forming a gateway into Airedale, Wharfedale and beyond.



CURRENT ISSUES

  • Traffic congestion is a major problem on these routes especially in the morning and evening peak. Congestion also makes bus services unreliable and creates difficulties accessing local rail stations
  • Road safety and difficulties crossing roads
  • Poor accessibility is limiting the economic potential of the area
  • Poor air quality
  • We would like to better understand the problems that you face and how you would like them to be solved.


THE AREA

  • A650 Manningham Lane / Keighley Road / Bradford Road
  • A6037 Canal Road / Valley Road
  • A6038 Otley Road

The area includes a lot of houses as well as some key employment sites.

The video below shows some of the current road conditions in this area:

More detailed videos of both the full route and individual aspects of the area can be viewed using the links below:

- A650 Manningham Lane / Keighley Road / Bradford Road (link opens in YouTube)

- The Branch Pub Junction (link opens in YouTube)

- A6037 Valley Road / A6038 Otley Road Junction (link opens in YouTube)

- A6037 Valley Road / Canal Road (link opens in YouTube)

- A6037 Valley Road / Queens Road (link opens in YouTube)

- Fox’s Corner Junction, Shipley (link opens in YouTube)


THE OPPORTUNITY

  • Highway improvements are expected to solve many of the accessibility issues that restrict growth in the area and create more opportunities for local employment
  • Highway improvements will also help the economic growth of the wider district
  • The scheme could enhance the environment for local residents and is being developed alongside other schemes such as the restoration of Bradford Beck.


FUNDING

To carry out these transport improvements, we are seeking £47million funding through the West Yorkshire-plus Transport Fund, and the Leeds City Region Growth Deal - a £1 billion package of Government investment through the West Yorkshire Combined Authority and Leeds City Region Enterprise Partnership (LEP) to accelerate growth and create jobs across Leeds City Region.


TIMESCALES

The scheme is currently under development, with a preferred scheme to be identified by mid 2019. Due to the size and complexity of the proposed works the improvements will probably be introduced in phases, with some building work starting as early as 2020. It is expected that all roadworks will be completed by 2024.


THE PROPOSALS

The scheme aims to reduce traffic congestion, improve air quality and increase road safety. We want to encourage more people to use buses, walk or cycle. A key local benefit of the scheme will be improvements to green spaces along the route, providing pockets of wildlife areas and pleasant walking paths which can be used by residents. The scheme will also complement the work that is ongoing to build a dedicated cycle route along the Canal Road / Valley Road corridor.

Manningham Lane / Keighley Road / Bradford Road:

The plan is to make the A650 Bradford Road / Keighley Road / Manningham Lane into a high quality bus route with improvements for pedestrians and cyclists.

Canal Road / Valley Road:

The plan is to improve Canal Road / Valley Road to increase capacity so that a lot of the non-local traffic can be taken off the A650. Improvements will also be made to road junctions to reduce queuing traffic.



OBJECTIVES

  • Reduce traffic congestion and journey times
  • Assist with the delivery of new homes, extension of employment space and creation of new jobs in the area
  • Improve road safety
  • Improve air quality
  • Encourage use of more sustainable modes of transport (e.g. buses, cycles, walking).

For further objectives please download the scheme objectives display board.


HAVE YOUR SAY

Take part in our survey by clicking here.

You can also email us via yourvoice@westyorks-ca.gov.uk.

This consultation will close on 8th February 2019.


Thank you for visiting this page. Please be aware that the public consultation has now closed.

If you would like to be kept informed with updates for this project, please register to our Your Voice website, or subscribe for project updates with your email address below.



City of Bradford Metropolitan District Council (CBMDC), in partnership with West Yorkshire Combined Authority is planning to upgrade the main roads between Bradford and Shipley and would like to hear people’s views on how they could be improved. These are key transport routes northwards into and out of the city, forming a gateway into Airedale, Wharfedale and beyond.



CURRENT ISSUES

  • Traffic congestion is a major problem on these routes especially in the morning and evening peak. Congestion also makes bus services unreliable and creates difficulties accessing local rail stations
  • Road safety and difficulties crossing roads
  • Poor accessibility is limiting the economic potential of the area
  • Poor air quality
  • We would like to better understand the problems that you face and how you would like them to be solved.


THE AREA

  • A650 Manningham Lane / Keighley Road / Bradford Road
  • A6037 Canal Road / Valley Road
  • A6038 Otley Road

The area includes a lot of houses as well as some key employment sites.

The video below shows some of the current road conditions in this area:

More detailed videos of both the full route and individual aspects of the area can be viewed using the links below:

- A650 Manningham Lane / Keighley Road / Bradford Road (link opens in YouTube)

- The Branch Pub Junction (link opens in YouTube)

- A6037 Valley Road / A6038 Otley Road Junction (link opens in YouTube)

- A6037 Valley Road / Canal Road (link opens in YouTube)

- A6037 Valley Road / Queens Road (link opens in YouTube)

- Fox’s Corner Junction, Shipley (link opens in YouTube)


THE OPPORTUNITY

  • Highway improvements are expected to solve many of the accessibility issues that restrict growth in the area and create more opportunities for local employment
  • Highway improvements will also help the economic growth of the wider district
  • The scheme could enhance the environment for local residents and is being developed alongside other schemes such as the restoration of Bradford Beck.


FUNDING

To carry out these transport improvements, we are seeking £47million funding through the West Yorkshire-plus Transport Fund, and the Leeds City Region Growth Deal - a £1 billion package of Government investment through the West Yorkshire Combined Authority and Leeds City Region Enterprise Partnership (LEP) to accelerate growth and create jobs across Leeds City Region.


TIMESCALES

The scheme is currently under development, with a preferred scheme to be identified by mid 2019. Due to the size and complexity of the proposed works the improvements will probably be introduced in phases, with some building work starting as early as 2020. It is expected that all roadworks will be completed by 2024.


THE PROPOSALS

The scheme aims to reduce traffic congestion, improve air quality and increase road safety. We want to encourage more people to use buses, walk or cycle. A key local benefit of the scheme will be improvements to green spaces along the route, providing pockets of wildlife areas and pleasant walking paths which can be used by residents. The scheme will also complement the work that is ongoing to build a dedicated cycle route along the Canal Road / Valley Road corridor.

Manningham Lane / Keighley Road / Bradford Road:

The plan is to make the A650 Bradford Road / Keighley Road / Manningham Lane into a high quality bus route with improvements for pedestrians and cyclists.

Canal Road / Valley Road:

The plan is to improve Canal Road / Valley Road to increase capacity so that a lot of the non-local traffic can be taken off the A650. Improvements will also be made to road junctions to reduce queuing traffic.



OBJECTIVES

  • Reduce traffic congestion and journey times
  • Assist with the delivery of new homes, extension of employment space and creation of new jobs in the area
  • Improve road safety
  • Improve air quality
  • Encourage use of more sustainable modes of transport (e.g. buses, cycles, walking).

For further objectives please download the scheme objectives display board.


HAVE YOUR SAY

Take part in our survey by clicking here.

You can also email us via yourvoice@westyorks-ca.gov.uk.

This consultation will close on 8th February 2019.


CLOSED: This discussion has concluded.

  • Dear sir , Can you please tell me why the traffic is held at red at the junction of Bingley Rd onto Saltaire Rd when it could be filtering when the traffic is on green in the opposite direction( Saltaire Rd turning right onto Bingley Rd.) Regards, Andrew Walker.

    Andrew Walker asked 9 months ago

    Traffic light sequences will be looked at as part of this scheme.

  • Is the transport department going to take action against drivers who disobey traffic regulations along Manningham Lane/Bradford Road by driving dangerously and parking illegally on cycle lanes and footpaths causing danger to passing cyclists. More speed cameras and parking officers may be needed. The linking up of cycle lanes into a continuous one is common sense . Why is it taking so long to make these necessary changes.

    Brian asked 9 months ago

    Your comments are appreciated and will be taken into consideration in developing options.

  • Can you please direct us to the evidence and modelling that leads you to "expect" so many benefits. Evidence from elsewhere shows that: - increasing capacity increases volume - shorter journey times are short lived as navigation software instantaneously redirects drivers onto these routes - there is plenty of evidence that traffic will increase in via Saltaire - increased car ownership, population growth, house building, growth of the Leeds economy, etc. You state you are not expecting any increase, so please explain this conclusion. - typically, measure to deal with air quality problems reduce the permeability of an area to traffic (ie reduce rat running, etc). These proposals aim to increase the speed (and subsequently the volume) of traffic entering residential neighbourhood such as the Norwoods and Hall Royd. Can you explain the benefit of in terms of your statutory obligations such as safety, health, etc - please provide the evidence that public transport will become a more attractive proposal with these changes - for example the research which shows people will switch from cars to buses due to improving car journey times? And the evidence that the current bus lane system along Manningham Lane is a factor in making people use cars. - please also provide the options for the Manningham Lane scheme. Can the bus lanes be improved regardless of changes to Canal Road? - where is the impact assessment on air quality for Shipley? The council have claimed benefits to the Bolton Woods/Canal Road housing proposals by increasing capacity on Otley Road (Branch) "Releasing the potential" was the wording used by portfolio holder in Bradford Council. Can this be explained, while still maintaining there will be no increase in traffic volume in Shipley. I have spoken to many people in Shipley about these schemes. All welcome new housing, the idea of less congestion, improved public transport, less traffic on Manningham Lane, etc. All want to see a vibrant and successful Bradford. However, there is almost nothing in the way of a conversation between people living in the affected areas and the partners involved in this scheme, dispute having had three years to do that. It's a great shame that we are now faced with a range of proposals without the partners having sought or understood local issues and priorities, and by presenting us with a survey full of leading questions, assumptions without any basis in evidence and claims of benefits that cannot be substantiated. I've spoken to people who've been dismissed as "environmentalists" because they are raising concerns about air quality. I've spoken to others who been told that air quality is a "European thing". Surely we are all concerned about public health, and hopefully all council officers know that air quality standards are enshrined in domestic UK law and refer to WHO threshold?. It's so easy to so much better than this. Conversations get people on board, help create common purpose and shared understanding of the problems to solve. They encourage compromise, and the blending of expertise in particular fields with a broader local knowledge produces infinitely better results than the purely expert-led solutions that continue to blight the district. Yet it feels like consultation is an inconvenience and tilted to prove a case already decided. In the case of roads (and this isn't the case in many areas of the council's work, so there is a better way...), its sad to say that Bradford Council seems more like Bradford Plc, pursuing its own 'expert' agenda and assuming it knows best (even to the point of lacking any technical modelling) rather than genuinely seeking to understand and meet the needs and aspirations of the people who live and work in the area and are directly experiencing the blight and health impact of traffic... We can all surely do (and deserve) much better than this.

    Paul Barrett, Shipley resident. asked 9 months ago

    The project is at a very early stage of development, we are actively engaged with a number of council departments including environmental health. We have started undertaking a number of studies including collection of air pollution data that will help steer the project, along with your suggestions. The project has a number of aims and we will be looking to make overall improvements keeping in mind the needs of all user groups.

  • You need to make valley road/canal road a dual carriage way from otley Road all the way to the Audi garage. Then improve the Otley road junction. The only long term solution is a tunnel from the bingley bypass linking up to canal road, but that will never happen as the funding will never be available to us in the North.

    Jimmo asked 10 months ago

    Your comments are appreciated and will be taken into consideration in developing options.

  • What happened to canal extension along aire vally from shipley also what happened to tunnel under shipley?a dual carriage way along the shipley to bradford route ie airevally is the only way.

    Steve w asked 10 months ago

    The proposed plan to Tunnel under Shipley is now several decades old and was not financially viable. Extending the Canal is not part of this scheme.

  • What about traffic improvements for Saltaire, Nabwood, Cottingley, Bingley, Heaton? All these areas are also suffering from rapidly worsening traffic congestion. All routes into Bradford from the north are at a stand still in a morning, traffic does not flow yet the traffic lessens as you get into the town centre. But queues then build up because traffic does not flow through the town centre due to the number of stets of traffic lights and their sequencing, you set off at green and the next set turns red halting the flow of traffic straight away!!!

    Seaweasel asked 10 months ago

    The funding for this project is location specific with the aim of making improvements between the City and Shipley along the Valley corridor.

  • When the existing cycle lane vanity project has managed to increase traffic congestion and therefore pollution on the Bradford / Leeds route why are you putting more in ? The existing ones in Bradford Moor area are empty, I have only ever seen 1 cyclist in it and yet you have taken the car lanes down to minimalistic levels causing more queues and therefore causing lower mpg for drivers and more pollution for pedestrians.

    indout96 asked 10 months ago

    The Council is committed to deliver cycle improvements and to give people the choice of cycling those trips.

  • Maybe you should spend the money on educating and improving Bradford’s locals driving, fit some speed cameras and red light cameras Get a few police cars checking drivers for drugs, guns, insurance, tax, mot road worthiness and you might see a vast improvement of traffic flow through Bradford.

    I dislike canal road asked 10 months ago

    Your comments are appreciated and will be taken into consideration in developing options.

  • Yet again a quick fix for a problem that will only get worse, stop wasting our hard earned money and build a bypass. Just think you could put some average speed cameras up to pay for it. Simple. In fact give me the £47 million and I’ll build a bypass for you.

    I dislike canal road asked 10 months ago

    Your comments are appreciated and will be taken into consideration in developing options.

  • What plans do you have to improve traffic flow through Shipley and Saltaire? Why are you adding yet more traffic lights and bus lanes? It currently takes me 1 hour to travel 6.5 miles from Bingley to Bradford Leeds road which is ridiculous. Could you not install a separate tramway (like Manchester) instead and stop the use of buses in and around Bradford? Surely this would reduce pollution, open up the roads to 2 lanes and increase traffic flow? Or Another option is to build a flyover linking Bingley Bypass to the M606.

    I dislike canal road asked 10 months ago

    The project is at a very early stage of development. As part of the development for this project a scheme specific transport model is being created and will be used to assess the impacts on the wider road network. There are currently no feasible plans to develop of a tramway system around Bradford.

  • Why not link up the M606 with Bingley Bypass by using a fly-over straight over the top of Bradford the place is a dump anyway so don’t worry about upsetting the local residents.

    I dislike canal road asked 10 months ago

    The funding for this project is location specific with the aim of making improvements between the City and Shipley along the Valley corridor.

  • What impact would there be for queues in Carr lane. Would this not compound the issues already experienced due to heavy traffic some of which is through new housing developments and impact on queuing traffic at bottom of Carr lane with the increase lanes and encouraging more road onto the canal/ valley road . I am also concerned that the suggested route expansions will impact on me and othe4 local residence with increase traffic and pollution as well as road safety for local residents and children who use recreational facilities within the area.

    Sandy Brook asked 10 months ago

    The project is at a very early stage of development. As part of the development for this project a scheme specific transport model is being created and will be used to assess the impacts on the wider road network.

  • Why is there no plans to improve access to Shipley from Baildon. The only viable route is over Baildon Bridge which is constantly blighted with road works.

    Eddie Prince asked 10 months ago

    The funding for this project is location specific with the aim of making improvements between the City and Shipley along the Valley corridor, unfortunately this funding does not encompass the Wharfedale / Shipley corridor.

  • There are a number of roadside buildings/sites along the Canal Road corridor, which if it was to be widened would require demolition/loss. Assuming that a study has already been done into this (as part of the proposal) which of these will potentially be lost as part of the widening project?

    JRaz asked 10 months ago

    There are a number of ways to improve traffic flow without widening. The project is at a very early stage of development and it is too early to make any assumptions.

  • Are there any plans to extend the cycle lane all the way along canal/valley road through Shipley and then to baildon? If so this would dramatically reduce the number of cars on that route. In its current state the cycle lance basically starts in the centre of Bradford at the end of canal road so defeats the purpose of wanting to ride in to work safely. There is no chance at the moment I would risk my life with the state of driving on that route.

    NickG asked 10 months ago

    The council is currently constructing a section of dedicated cycleway from the City to Hillam Road, this then joins route 66 that runs from Hillam Road, along Stanley Road and then the greenway towards Shipley. Unfortunately extending the cycleway to Baildon is outside the scope of this project.

  • What specific modelling have you done to show how road and junction widening (especially Otley Road and former Branch Junction) will affect air pollution for Shipley C of E and residents who have to navigate that crossing? How will you ensure that road widening won't simply create induced demand for private vehicle use?

    Dave R asked 10 months ago

    The project is at a very early stage of development, we are actively engaged with a number of council departments including environmental health. We have started undertaking a number of studies including collection of air pollution data that will help steer the project, along with your suggestions. The project has a number of aims and we will be looking to make overall improvements keeping in mind the needs of all user groups.

  • What is going to happen between Emm Lane and the Branch?

    Marian asked 10 months ago

    There are no detailed plans at this stage. The project is at a very early stage of development, as such we are seeking peoples thoughts and input to help shape the scheme.

  • How is any of this going to reduce traffic around Shipley CE primary on Otley rd as the map doesn't show where traffic from valley/canal rd is going to be encouraged to go other than straight up Otley rd like it already does to head out to towards the dales. I don't understand how this is actually going to make a difference to air quality and traffic quantity. The only way any real improvement to traffic flow and reducing pollution in and around Shipley would be a proper bypass looking at similar to bingleys I get that these things cost a lot of money but I do think over time less money would be spent in the long term by doing it properly in the first place rather than doing a half effort in the short term

    Tammy asked 10 months ago

    The project has a number of different aims and is looking to make transport improvements (in all its forms) for different user groups across the corridor. The aim of this consultation is not only to seek your views on the overarching strategy, but to also seek your suggestions and to relate the problems (if any) you face traveling between Shipley and the City. The funding is specific to transport infrastructure for this area and is being funded externally by the West Yorkshire Combined Authority.

  • Please can the area for improvement be widened to include Otley Road/Green Lane Baildon. This junction needs traffic lights. Thank you.

    Jackie O asked 10 months ago

    Your comments are appreciated and will be taken into consideration in developing options.

  • Can you consider introducing a pedestrian crossing on Valley Road near Briggate as part of this scheme? Crossing this road taking kids to and from High Crags school is incredibly dangerous at the moment.

    Paul Ha asked 10 months ago

    Your comments are appreciated and will be taken into consideration in developing options.

  • What about traffic flow at tge junction of otley rd and coach rd? There are queues at rush hour due to schools and there have been a number of accidents and near misses due to traffic turning right over the two lanes of traffuc (which is naturally formed and not marked) this is generally school traffic and residents trying to get out to work etc. Causes unnessesery congestion on otley rd as busses and cars partially pull out and block the rd while crossing tge lanes.

    Bla blah asked 10 months ago

    Your comments are appreciated and will be taken into consideration in developing options.

  • 1. Would there be any advantage in creating a giant one way system looping clockwise round the route? This works in other cities e.g. Lancaster. 2. It's great that you're trying to improve traffic flow in this area but, as others have commented, it needs to extend further out e.g. at peak times, traffic queues a couple of miles back all the way through Baildon, which is not included in this plan. 3. Police MUST deal with people parking selfishly, in bus lanes, on double yellow lines, etc.

    Heather W asked 10 months ago

    1) Your comments are appreciated and will be taken into consideration in developing options.
    2) This project is location specific with the aim of making improvements between the city and Shipley along the Valley corridor. This scheme is one of many that are currently being developed as part of the regional Transport Strategy.
    3) Enforcement will most likely be considered as part of any future detailed design work.

  • As Canal Road-Valley Road-Otley Road is the intended route for general traffic, why does the primary route (green signs) from the ring road towards Keighley direct traffic along Keighley Road? Will this be properly swapped over to the Canal Road-Valley Road-Otley Road route? If the route is signed correctly then it would also be highlighted as the primary route on maps.

    Aleks_Lukic asked 10 months ago

    Your comments are appreciated and will be taken into consideration in developing options.

  • Has tunnelling from bingley bypass under saltaire and meeting at canal road been considered to reduce traffic passing through saltaire and shipley? These proposals while a step in the right direction are just shifting traffic rather than removing from this section of road. Ask Elon Musk's Boring Company to come and quote!!!

    Sean asked 10 months ago

    Unfortunately tunnelling under Saltaire currently falls outside the scope of this scheme.

  • Can the proposals take into account the traffic caused by the Marlborough Road lights which at peak times can cause tailbacks all the way up Whetley Road and right up to Ingleby Road

    Don'tforgetManningham asked 10 months ago

    Carlisle Road forms part of the inner ring road. The proposals will take into account the traffic light timings at the junction of Marlborough Road and Manningham Lane as part of the transport model being developed, this will help in assessing the impact of any potential changes here.

  • I am driver who uses train walking or bike whenever possible. 1) I welcome the Route66 development, and would like to be reassured that the current break/diversion (up the steepest incline in the City) is temporary, and that the excellent wide smooth pathway will be restored through the new houses (affording their residents a pleasant way into town) I think if the measures to make Manningham Lane more bike/pedestrian friendly are successful that will be a great improvement. I regularly cycle along Manningham lane and quite like it (tho' not at rush hour) 2) More secure thoughtfully placed cycle racks/storage are essential for cyclists to feel safe in using their bikes to travel. Are there plans for this? I also look forward to actually being able to use the City Connect route, which looks lovely. However, it is a perfect wide lane for City fans to park their cars in on match days. 3) What measures will be taken to prevent this? 4) What flood precautions are in place for the new houses by Bradford Beck? My main concern is the dead-end to Route66 at the A657/Leeds Road. There must be provision for safe crossing and no safe link for bikes or pedestrians to the canal towpath, Dockfield Rd businesses, flats and houses, or Shipley train station. 5) How will this be done? The proposal for paths and green spaces is welcome but vague. I am aware of paths through but no pleasant ones. I know my experience is very limited, as I do not travel at busy times. I do know that it is difficult to park in Bradford centre. I also know that for a hilly area such as Bradford the Route66, City Connect, and Manningham Lane routes provide good sensible and serviceable cycle routes.

    Timbo asked 11 months ago

    1) The current break / diversion on route 66 near the development land off Crag Road is only temporary and will be restored to a wide smooth path through the new houses.
    2) We would welcome your thoughts / suggestions on the type of secure cycle storage along with locations where you would use this.
    3) There has been a prohibition order put in place that bans vehicles from parking on the city connect route cycleway from Stanley Road to the city centre. A number of vehicles have already received parking fines for parking on the cycleway.
    4) Questions relating to flood prevention for the new houses mentioned in point 1 above should be directed to the planning department. The planning documents for the housing can be viewed on the Bradford planning portal.
    5) There are aspirations to create a more coherent and connected cycle network, the results of this consultation will help develop more detailed plans.

  • How do these plans interact with any plans to expand the Airedale and Wharfedale rail lines? A significant part of the commuter traffic moving through Shipley and towards Bradford (and Leeds) flows from Baildon, Gilstead and Eldwick and villages further up Airedale. Crowding on the trains is now such that it's very difficult to get on a train at Saltaire or Shipley (or Baildon, I'm told) in the morning rush hour. Logically therefore any proposals to cope with road traffic should include longer and more frequent trains, and better access to and parking at stations up the dale. Further new development of housing estates on the tops, as in Gilstead and Eldwick, where distance from public transport makes using a car essential, will only worsen congestion in the valley bottom; denser housing closer to transport hubs would make more sense. Upgrading Baildon station would seem to me to be particularly useful in stemming the growth of traffic, rather than planning for a Shipley eastern bypass as well.

    william wallace asked 11 months ago

    Plans to expand the rail lines are outside the scope of this project. Queries relating to overcrowding, longer and more frequent trains should be directed to rail operators. This project is one part of the West Yorkshire Transport Strategy.

  • Is increased provision for electric vehicles to be made?

    Isabel Arnold asked 11 months ago

    Its likely that increased provisions for electric vehicles will be outside the scope of this project, however, our Air Pollution team is currently looking at improving air quality in the area and are preparing a business case with interventions.

  • Why not build a by pass or under pass at Shipley as this is needed

    David Howe asked 11 months ago

    Unfortunately it falls outside the scope of this scheme.

  • Is there a road bridge has been included over Frizinghall Junction with Canal Road by the Frizinghall Railway Station or not in this new master plan? Does anyone have any knowledge! Numerous accidents have taken place at this junction in the past few years!

    Syed (Private Hire Driver) asked 11 months ago

    Various feasibility options are being looked at including the feasibility of a footway / cycle bridge linking Frizinghall Station and the eastern area of Canal Road with the Greenway and the new Bolton Woods housing development.

  • Can manningham lane ( mainly from valley parade to town) not be red routed like in London so no parking at all or risk being towed away ridiculous how double yellows are ignored

    Damo asked 11 months ago

    Various feasibility options are being looked at for all road users. We would like to promote walking, cycling and public transport on the A650 Manningham Lane / Keighley Road but also balance the needs for business and residents who live along the route.

  • Recent 'improvements' on A650 at certain traffic lights allow for an increase in traffic lanes before the lights only to be reduced again when passing through the lights - this has made congestion even worse. At such junctions would it not be better for the expanded lane to be left or right turn only?

    MCM asked 11 months ago

    As part of the development for this project a scheme specific transport model is being created and will be used to assess the feasibility of various options and impacts on the wider road network. We will take your comments into consideration.

  • Have you considered a tidal flow system along Manningham lane, Canal road and Valley road similar to those in other cities such as Sheffield. Whilst I understand and generally support the enhancements to pedestrian and cycle ways these will lead to less space for vehicular traffic. Using ‘smart’ signalling and road layouts would over come issues such as the need for fire engines to go contraflow from the Shipley station.

    IdleBoy asked 11 months ago

    As part of the development for this project a scheme specific transport model is being created and will be used to assess the feasibility of various options impacts on the wider road network. We will take your comments into consideration.

  • What do you intend to do about the bottle-neck that is the bridge over Crossley's scrap yard and the railway line in Shipley? If this plan is to remove non-local traffic off of the A650 then this removed traffic will have to come along the A6037 and thus encounter the bottle-neck of the aforementioned bridge and without work here I would suggest that this whole scheme will be mostly pointless.

    asked 11 months ago

    Possible options may be to widen the Otley Road / Valley Road junction to improve traffic flows on to Valley Road and upgrade the existing road bridge or build a new wider bridge.

  • I have used canal road all my driving life, there are 2 major things wrong. 1st the speed at which traffic comes down Airedale road and through the Tesco junction ( which has had major accidents ) because people are trying to get in front of the queue. 30 mph speed cameras and traffic light cameras will slow the decent onto a narrowing road. 2nd make Canal road 2 lanes all the way to Shipley, lowering the road under the Queens Road Bridge by Ford will allow this to happen. 3rd the newer Traffic lights at Stanley Road are set incorrectly, they stop the flow of traffic along Canal road even when no traffic is entering towards Shipley, this makes 2 lanes of queuing traffic and then a mad dash towards a narrowing road by the Skoda garage. 2 things you could do very cheaply and straight away change the traffic sequence and make the left hand lane a left turn only to stop the mad dash and road rage. You could even link Valley Road with Hillam Road to help traffic out of Bradford especially on match days. Stop looking for the cheapest option and apply common sense.

    Gavin asked 11 months ago

    Your comments are appreciated and will be taken into consideration in developing options.

  • If you made the bus lane in between St Paul’s Road and Avondale Road a bus lane and left turn only road, you would reduce the amount of cars queuing. I often sit on Bradford Road for 10mins waiting to get from the junction with St Paul’s Road to Avondale Road. When the bus lane is in operation it is difficult to turn left, many cars whiz up on the inside, even though they are not supposed to as it is a bus lane, this makes it tricky to turn left. Whilst I am waiting to turn left safely, I am preventing traffic from going forward, creating more standing traffic which backs up towards Bradford. Avondale Road is a 20 mph road with speed bumps so shouldn’t cause an increase in traffic volume.

    Jenny asked 11 months ago

    As part of the development for this project a scheme specific transport model is being created and will be used to assess the feasibility of various options and impacts on the wider road network. We will take your comments into consideration.

  • What's going to happen to traffic after the Branch corner Otley Road? It is already congested andthis scheme will make things through Saltaire worse. You need to improve from the Bingley by-pass through to Otkey Road first.

    Ann asked 11 months ago

    As part of the development for this project a scheme specific transport model is being created and will be used to assess the feasibility of various options and impacts on the wider road network. The Saltaire Junction has been included within this transport model.

  • With an better flow of traffic to Shipley how will you stop the increase of congestion at Saltaire?

    Darren asked 11 months ago

    As part of the development for this project a scheme specific transport model is being created and will be used to assess the feasibility of various options and impacts on the wider road network. The Saltaire Junction has been included within this transport model.

  • Currently it's very unsafe for Shipley children and adults to access the Greenway and beck area. The only pedestrian crossing is near Wallbank Drive. What are the plans to improve this situation?

    Darren asked 11 months ago

    Part of the projects objectives are to provide safer walking and cycling facilities and your comment will be taken into consideration. We are also considering the enhancements to the Greenway and working along side other projects, improvements to Bradford Beck encouraging plant and wildlife.

  • Will there be any improvements made through Shipley and saltaire as it will just snag up in this area and back up?

    Jonny J asked 11 months ago

    As part of the development for this project a scheme specific transport model is being created and will be used to assess the feasibility of various options and impacts on the wider road network. The Saltaire Junction has been included within this transport model.

  • Will these proposed plans have a positive impact on Leeds Road / Carr Lane? I work in saltaire and I struggle to get there from Five Lane Ends, since Wrose Road was narrowed traffic tends to be at a stand still when the school buses are there, as they stop for long periods of time during which traffic struggles to get past. I then find Carr Lane is backed up to the top and Leeds Road is no better, with slow moving queues.

    Lkemp1982 asked 11 months ago

    As part of the development for this project a scheme specific transport model is being created and will be used to assess the feasibility of various options and impacts on the wider road network including the impact on Leeds Road / Carr Lane junction.

  • My son used to cycle to Beckfoot school daily untill last year when he was doored at the top of Norwood place by someone who was double parked. Will the issue of double parking and safer cycle lanes be looked into?

    Darren asked 11 months ago

    Part of the projects objectives are to provide safer walking and cycling facilities. One of the A650 Manningham Lane / Keighley Road corridor's possible options considers reducing traffic onto the A650 by encouraging all through-traffic to use Valley Road / Canal Road.

  • In any proposal, would the Council consider the 'congestion' caused when traffic approaching traffic lights is expanded from two lanes into three (or one into two) only to be reduced again when passing through the lights. At such junctions would it not be better to expand as has been done, but for the expanded lane to be left or right turn only? I suspect that this would create a better traffic flow.

    Daveyboy asked 11 months ago

    As part of the development for this project a scheme specific transport model is being created and will be used to assess the feasibility of various options and impacts on the wider road network such as the number of lanes at junctions.