Bradford Transforming Cities Fund Consultation

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Please note - these consultations have now closed.

To view the outcome reports, please go to the individual projects pages - under Important Links - and download the reports.

The information below was presented during the public consultation between Monday 28 July and Sunday 22 September 2021:


Bradford Council, in partnership with the West Yorkshire Combined Authority, is bringing forward a flagship programme of forward-thinking transport schemes, alongside major public space enhancements, that will help us shape and drive forward Bradford’s future regeneration in the city centre and beyond.

Providing an accessible, attractive and cleaner alternative to car journeys is at the heart of the Leeds City Region Transforming Cities Fund (TCF) - a major new programme of transport infrastructure investment secured as part of the West Yorkshire devolution deal. The programme, which is being delivered by the Combined Authority in partnership with local authorities, will be funded through £317 million from the Department for Transport (DfT) plus local match funding up to £140 million.

Bradford’s share of the Transforming Cities Fund is now being used to bring forward proposals for four transformational schemes around the district:


Bradford City Centre Walking and Cycling Improvements scheme
The proposals for this scheme would radically upgrade the look and feel of Bradford city centre through the introduction of new green spaces and the removal of traffic from key civic areas. The proposals would deliver better quality walking, cycling and public transport infrastructure to offer people improved transport choices.


Bradford Interchange Station Access scheme
This scheme has been designed to play a key role in the ambitious plans to boost the regeneration of Bradford city centre. By creating an inviting welcome and high-quality pedestrian access to the district, the Interchange can bolster Bradford’s position as one of the UK’s leading cities.


West Bradford - Cycle Superhighway Extension scheme
An ambitious proposal to build a direct, largely segregated cycle route between Bradford city centre and Thornton village along Thornton Road, complete with spurs to Queensbury and the Bradford Royal Infirmary, helping to reduce congestion and pollution in the area.


South Bradford Park & Ride and Expressway
This scheme would help to reduce congestion and pollution along Manchester Road. A bus priority corridor with high-quality, high frequency services along Manchester Road would provide quick and attractive journey times to and from the city centre, and a new high-quality cycle route would transform access to the city centre from the south of the city.



This is your chance to have a say on a series of major improvements across the Bradford district.

So far, we have developed early-stage proposals for the Bradford TCF schemes and want to gather your views before progressing to the next stage of design. We want as many people, businesses, and organisations as possible to fill in the online survey and help shape the final designs of each of the projects.

The consultation has been extended to Wednesday 22 September 2021.

Please note - these consultations have now closed.

To view the outcome reports, please go to the individual projects pages - under Important Links - and download the reports.

The information below was presented during the public consultation between Monday 28 July and Sunday 22 September 2021:


Bradford Council, in partnership with the West Yorkshire Combined Authority, is bringing forward a flagship programme of forward-thinking transport schemes, alongside major public space enhancements, that will help us shape and drive forward Bradford’s future regeneration in the city centre and beyond.

Providing an accessible, attractive and cleaner alternative to car journeys is at the heart of the Leeds City Region Transforming Cities Fund (TCF) - a major new programme of transport infrastructure investment secured as part of the West Yorkshire devolution deal. The programme, which is being delivered by the Combined Authority in partnership with local authorities, will be funded through £317 million from the Department for Transport (DfT) plus local match funding up to £140 million.

Bradford’s share of the Transforming Cities Fund is now being used to bring forward proposals for four transformational schemes around the district:


Bradford City Centre Walking and Cycling Improvements scheme
The proposals for this scheme would radically upgrade the look and feel of Bradford city centre through the introduction of new green spaces and the removal of traffic from key civic areas. The proposals would deliver better quality walking, cycling and public transport infrastructure to offer people improved transport choices.


Bradford Interchange Station Access scheme
This scheme has been designed to play a key role in the ambitious plans to boost the regeneration of Bradford city centre. By creating an inviting welcome and high-quality pedestrian access to the district, the Interchange can bolster Bradford’s position as one of the UK’s leading cities.


West Bradford - Cycle Superhighway Extension scheme
An ambitious proposal to build a direct, largely segregated cycle route between Bradford city centre and Thornton village along Thornton Road, complete with spurs to Queensbury and the Bradford Royal Infirmary, helping to reduce congestion and pollution in the area.


South Bradford Park & Ride and Expressway
This scheme would help to reduce congestion and pollution along Manchester Road. A bus priority corridor with high-quality, high frequency services along Manchester Road would provide quick and attractive journey times to and from the city centre, and a new high-quality cycle route would transform access to the city centre from the south of the city.



This is your chance to have a say on a series of major improvements across the Bradford district.

So far, we have developed early-stage proposals for the Bradford TCF schemes and want to gather your views before progressing to the next stage of design. We want as many people, businesses, and organisations as possible to fill in the online survey and help shape the final designs of each of the projects.

The consultation has been extended to Wednesday 22 September 2021.

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