Calderdale Corridor Improvement Programmes: Engagement on proposed designs

Engagement extended until 14 February!


The CCIPs

Calderdale Council and the West Yorkshire Combined Authority are developing a series of improvements to the road network along the A58 / A672 from Junction 22 of the M62 to King Cross in Halifax and the A646 / A6033 from Todmorden to Skircoat Moor.


These Corridor Improvement Programmes (CIPs) aim to provide better connections across West Yorkshire to stimulate economic growth and job creation, and support housing developments throughout the region. They should improve traffic flow, aiming to deliver an 8% reduction in journey times for all traffic and a 12% reduction in journey times for buses. They would aim to reduce accidents throughout the schemes by 10% by 2022, particularly involving pedestrians and cyclists.


The two programmes cover well used routes through Calderdale which can be congested during peak times, suffer from pockets of poor air quality and limit the potential for economic growth because of variable journey times. The schemes also encourage active travel by improving facilities for walkers and cyclists

Engagement

Between 13 August and 27 September 2018, a period of engagement took place where the public and other interested parties were asked for their comments on the Calderdale CIPs proposals. Following this, your feedback was analysed and the plans were developed further. You can click on the see some of the changes we've made by viewing our 'You Said, We Did' document by clicking:

Now we’d like to give you, as road users or local residents, another opportunity to tell us what you think before we submit our Final Business Case.

Have your say

To help you understand the schemes, a series of plans and designs can be found using the 'documents, plans and proposals' section of this page, within our interactive map or on display at one of our public drop-in events. Members of staff will be available at these events to answer any questions you may have. You can find out more and give us your comments in a number of ways:

  • Online using the link below
  • Via email: yourvoice@westyorks-ca.gov.uk
  • By post: Freepost CONSULTATION TEAM (WYCA)
  • In person at one of our drop in events:
- Thurs 9 January
12pm – 6pm
Sowerby Bridge Youth and Community Centre, HX6 3AS
- Fri 10 January
12pm – 6pm
Todmorden Town Hall, OL14 5AA
- Mon 13 January
12pm – 6pm
Hebden Bridge Town Hall, HX7 7BY
- Tues 14 January
12pm – 6pm
King Cross Fire Station, HX1 3JF


This period of engagement will close on 14 February 2020.

Engagement extended until 14 February!


The CCIPs

Calderdale Council and the West Yorkshire Combined Authority are developing a series of improvements to the road network along the A58 / A672 from Junction 22 of the M62 to King Cross in Halifax and the A646 / A6033 from Todmorden to Skircoat Moor.


These Corridor Improvement Programmes (CIPs) aim to provide better connections across West Yorkshire to stimulate economic growth and job creation, and support housing developments throughout the region. They should improve traffic flow, aiming to deliver an 8% reduction in journey times for all traffic and a 12% reduction in journey times for buses. They would aim to reduce accidents throughout the schemes by 10% by 2022, particularly involving pedestrians and cyclists.


The two programmes cover well used routes through Calderdale which can be congested during peak times, suffer from pockets of poor air quality and limit the potential for economic growth because of variable journey times. The schemes also encourage active travel by improving facilities for walkers and cyclists

Engagement

Between 13 August and 27 September 2018, a period of engagement took place where the public and other interested parties were asked for their comments on the Calderdale CIPs proposals. Following this, your feedback was analysed and the plans were developed further. You can click on the see some of the changes we've made by viewing our 'You Said, We Did' document by clicking:

Now we’d like to give you, as road users or local residents, another opportunity to tell us what you think before we submit our Final Business Case.

Have your say

To help you understand the schemes, a series of plans and designs can be found using the 'documents, plans and proposals' section of this page, within our interactive map or on display at one of our public drop-in events. Members of staff will be available at these events to answer any questions you may have. You can find out more and give us your comments in a number of ways:

  • Online using the link below
  • Via email: yourvoice@westyorks-ca.gov.uk
  • By post: Freepost CONSULTATION TEAM (WYCA)
  • In person at one of our drop in events:
- Thurs 9 January
12pm – 6pm
Sowerby Bridge Youth and Community Centre, HX6 3AS
- Fri 10 January
12pm – 6pm
Todmorden Town Hall, OL14 5AA
- Mon 13 January
12pm – 6pm
Hebden Bridge Town Hall, HX7 7BY
- Tues 14 January
12pm – 6pm
King Cross Fire Station, HX1 3JF


This period of engagement will close on 14 February 2020.

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Q&A

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  • Why has car parking not been addressed in this scheme ? If there were more parking facilities away from A646 (HB) this would lessen congestion and ease flow

    Gina asked 10 days ago
    Thank you for your comment. There are currently plans for the West Yorkshire Combined Authority to provide over 40 additional spaces at Hebden Bridge Station. As part of the CIP scheme it is proposed to provide additional parking at a site on Stubbing Holme Road. We will continue to review the scheme proposals in light of the comments received. Any comments that the project is unable to address will be relayed to the relevent department within Calderdale Council.
  • What is the route for cyclists coming down Heptonstall Hill, wishing to travel into Hebden Bridge? I cannot see if they are allowed to turn left in order to enter the road while traffic is stopped; cycling down and round the turning circle increases danger due to having to enter the traffic from the turning circle which can come at speed; and then cycling up the hill towards the lights by the Fox & Goose; which is narrow, then being in danger of left turning cars going UP Heptonstall Hill. A filter lane allowing left hand turn (when pedestrian lights are red) would be much safer. Is this provided for please? I can't see from the diagram. All I see is a few 'cycle route' triangle signs which will have no real safety impact for cyclists.

    LME asked 10 days ago
    Thank you for your comment. The existing traffic signals allow for cyclists to turn left when the lights are green on Heptinstall Road. The current proposals are to facilitate an easier left turn movement when said lights are green. We will continue to review the scheme proposals in light of the comments received. Any comments that the project is unable to address will be relayed to the relevent department within Calderdale Council.
  • Are you going to create parking in hebden bridge. You cannot reduce parking in this area, it WILL be detrimental to our town. We BADLY need more parking

    Trish asked 10 days ago
    Thank you for your comment. There are currently plans for the West Yorkshire Combined Authority to provide over 40 additional spaces at Hebden Bridge Station. As part of the CIP scheme it is proposed to provide additional parking at a site on Stubbing Holme Road. We will continue to review the scheme proposals in light of the comments received. Any comments that the project is unable to address will be relayed to the relevent department within Calderdale Council.
  • The removal of parking between Station Road and the Rochdale Canal Terminal would affect maybe 100 cars, where do you propose these cars will park? The carparks yin Hebden Bridge are already full to the maximum. If these all-day parkers ( which will be either people who work in Hebden Bridge, or commuters using the Hebden Bridge train station), if these all-day parkers are forced to park in the Hebden Bridge town centre carparks this will have a huge negative impact on tourists and shoppers being unable to park in Hebden Bridge. I personally have never felt the parking along this section. of road has caused any traffic delays. The road is quite wide enough for two lanes to pass in addition to a solid line of parked cars. I strongly disagree with this proposal, unless you are going to somehow create a brand new carpark close to the station which would accommodate all of these cars. Can I ask also what you are doing to improve the Northern Rail service in the valley? Surely this is paramount to reducing traffic, pollution and increasing commerce. The frequency of cancelled trains, the recently reduced timetable and the reduction. of trains stopping in Mytholmroyd are all factors that make people drive as the train service is unreliable. In Mytholmroyd they are constructing a new larger carpark, but this is pointless now that Northern Rail of reduced the number of trains stopping in Mytholmroyd. For Mytholmroyd residents to have flexibility on trains it is necessary to travel from Hebden Bridge station. For instance on a Sunday there are no longer any direct trains from Leeds to Manchester Victoria that stop in Mytholmroyd at all.

    Phil asked 11 days ago
    Thank you for your comment. There are currently plans for the West Yorkshire Combined Authority to provide over 40 additional spaces at Hebden Bridge Station. As part of the CIP scheme it is proposed to provide additional parking at a site on Stubbing Holme Road. We will continue to review the scheme proposals in light of the comments received. Any comments that the project is unable to address will be relayed to the relevent department within Calderdale Council.
  • Why can't you just put Double Yellow lines between Macpelah & Fallingroyd Bridge. Make the land between Carr Rd. & HB Rail Station into a car park to clear the A646 of parked cars

    David Peter Woodhead asked 11 days ago
    Thank you for your comment. There are currently plans for the West Yorkshire Combined Authority to provide over 40 additional spaces at Hebden Bridge Station. As part of the CIP scheme it is proposed to provide additional parking at a site on Stubbing Holme Road. We will continue to review the scheme proposals in light of the comments received. Any comments that the project is unable to address will be relayed to the relevent department within Calderdale Council.
  • Regarding the A58 / A672 route - it is quite clear that the bottleneck for traffic is the approach to Sowerby Bridge from Triangle - at the confluence of the A58 with Sowerby St & Station Rd. The queue through Sowerby Bridge can be 0.5miles and more. Without addressing this, everything else though Rishworth and Ripponden etc is 'fluff' - a distraction. The plans for Sowerby Bridge do not include any changes to the supposed 'Relief Road' via Holmes Road which, in itself is a joke, as a) you have to get to Station Rd in order to access it, and b) the rail tunnel and parked cars along the road mean it acts as a single track lane for much of the day anyway. Does the Council have any plans to properly address this bottleneck to improve flow?

    antwak asked 12 days ago
    Thank you for your comment. The proposed scheme aims to improve the congestion issues from the said location through to Tuel Lane junction, with further improvements proposed at Station Road and Victoria Street. Unfortunately, improving access to Holmes Road is not within the scope of this project. The project team will review all comments received and endeavour to address the concerns as we progress into detailed design.
  • Where Commercial Street joins Burnley Road in Hebden Bridge, would it better if the crossing point for crossing Commercial Street were moved up Commercial Street a little? Although traffic will not be permitted to turn into Commercial Street, that doesn't mean that it never will. So pedestrians will still need to look over their shoulders if they are crossing Commercial Street on their way into Hebden Bridge. By moving the station end of this crossing up the road a bit I think it might make it safer. You have a puffin crossing marked in the plans as already existing. This doesn't currently exist but it would deal with my concern if you created one.

    Pete Thomasson asked 13 days ago
    Thank you for your query. A number of comments have been received in relation to the proposed changes in the centre of Hebden Bridge. The project team will review all comments received and endeavour to address the concerns as we progress into detailed design.
  • At the junction where Commercial Street meets Birchcliffe Road: A lorry is trying to turn up Birchcliffe Road having come from Keighley or come up Albert Street. I know you are making the junction bigger but what about the 3D aspect. Won't the back of the lorry that sticks out behind the rear axle get stuck on the road as the front goes uphill?

    Pete Thomasson asked 14 days ago
    Thank you for your comments. A number of comments have been received in relation to the proposed changes in the centre of Hebden Bridge. The project team will review all comments received and endeavour to address the concerns as we progress into detailed design.
  • Will lorries coming from Albert Street in Hebden Bridge be able to turn right onto the A646 without hitting the new island?

    Pete Thomasson asked 14 days ago
    Thank you for your query. All proposals undergo tracking and road safety assessment. A number of comments have been received in relation to the proposed changes in the centre of Hebden Bridge. The project team will review all comments received and endeavour to address the concerns as we progress into detailed design.
  • Will the removal of Parking Spaces along Burnley Road by Hebden Bridge station only happen once additional spaces have been created at the station?

    Pete Thomasson asked 14 days ago
    Thank you for your comment. Yes - it is intended that the provison of additional spaces at the station will be installed prior to removal of the parking along Burley Road. 
  • Please can you remove the roundabout outside the fire station at King Cross. It doesn't work for traffic going into King Cross when it's busy. Something should be done. Loads of mini roundabouts were replaced in the last 10 years, not sure why this one has remained.

    Nosh asked 15 days ago
    Thank you for your comments. The current proposals include the removal of the mini roundabout and closure of Free School Lane at this point. A number of insightful comments have been received in relation to these proposals. The project team will continue to review the proposals in light of the comments received as we progress into detailed design.
  • Will people be able to safely cross Albert Street in Hebden Bridge because there will be more traffic once Commercial Street becomes one way at the bottom?

    Pete Thomasson asked 17 days ago
    Thank you for your query. A number of comments have been received in relation to the proposed changes in the centre of Hebden Bridge. The project team will continue to review the proposals in light of the comments received as we progress into detailed design.
  • The main cause of traffic congestion in Ripponden along the Oldham Road, is due to the fact that wherever there is parking on both sides of the road within 300 yards of the traffic lights in the centre of Ripponden, this prevents lorries and large vehicles when approaching from opposite directions, from passing one another between the parked cars. The proposed scheme will do nothing to alleviate this situation which is the main cause of of stationary traffic and the interuption of the free flow of traffic through Ripponden. So why has nothing been done to address this problem.

    Ian asked 14 days ago
    Thank you for your comments. The current proposals include the removal of the mini roundabout and closure of Free School Lane at this point. A number of insightful comments have been received in relation to the said proposals. The project team will continue to review the proposals in light of the comments received as we progress into detailed design.
  • Hebden Bridge 1. How do you propose to make up for the massive loss of car parking spaces, for visitors, local people and those using the station? These spaces are on Albert Street, Burnley Road between Station Road, Mayroyd and Falling Royd. 2. Why do we need a cycle lanes on the Burnley Road between Station Road and Falling Royd when we already have a safe and scenic Route 66 running on the other side of the canal and river? 3. How is sending more traffic up Albert Street helping pedestrians when there is no crossing there? 4. The plans mention an already located Puffin crossing on Commercial Street which does not presently exist. Is the intention to put one in and is this really necessary so far up where people probably won't cross? 5. Where are the people presently using the garages and parking in Tanpits meant to go to park? Do not refuse lorries already turn around in that space and find it adequate? 6. Does the Hebden Bridge centre plans mean less parking for visitors and locals, despite the proposals for a car park on the west side of Hebden which can't possibly make up the difference and has already been empty for 4 years?

    Dorothy Ann Simister asked 17 days ago
    Thank you for your comments. 1) & 6) There are no plans to reduce parking in central Hebden Bridge (on and around Albert Street and Crown Street). There are plans for the West Yorkshire Combined Authority to provide over 40 additonal spaces at Hebden Bridge Station. As part of the CIP scheme it is proposed to provide additional parking at a site on Stubbing Holme Road. We will continue to review the scheme proposals in light of the comments received. Any comments that fall outside the scope of this project will be relaid to the relevent department within Calderdale Council. 2) While the canal and route 66 cycle path remain an attractive option in daylight and appropriate weather, the existing routes offer little resilience and thus remain a barrier for many cyclists. 3) & 4) A number of comments have been received in relation to the proposed changes in the centre of Hebden Bridge. The project team will review all comments received and endeavour to address the concerns in detailed design. 5) The project team has raised the concerns surrounding Tan Pits with the relevent departments within Calderdale Council, and we will continue to review scheme proposals in light of the comments received and endeavour to address any concerns raised.
  • Why are you planning to have a cycle lane on the carriageway along Burnley Road between Hebden Bridge and the Rochdale Canal Tunnel when the Route 66 Cycle Path already provides this facility?

    Pete Thomasson asked 17 days ago
    Thank you for your comment. While the canal and route 66 cycle path remain an attractive option in daylight and appropriate weather, the existing routes offer little resilience and thus remain a barrier for many cyclists.
  • Why get rid of parking from opp hebden bridge station to Fallingroyd? I don't see that it causes a problem. Cyclsts will mostly use canal path anyway. . And unless parking at hb station is increased by about 100 places to compensate, these proposals will simply stop commuters using trains, and will push them instead back onto the roads.! I'm all for managing parking and improving cycling options. .. lots of these proposals make sense. But this one seems to.involve yellow lines for the sake of it. I just don't understand. Ps. I'm retired and don't commute so this is not a vested interest, just genuine puzzlement....

    Mark holtom asked 17 days ago
    Thank you for your comment. This location is generally occupied by 60 to 80 vehicles on a daily basis, and 8 to 12 vehicles overnight. It is understood that a wide range of users park at this location, including commuters, canal residents, workers and vistors to Hebden Bridge. The car park at Hebden Bridge Station is due to be increased by over 40 spaces, while the proposed car park at Stubbing Holme Road would have a capacity of over 60 spaces. As for the cycling provisons, while the canal and route 66 cycle path remain an attractive option in daylight and appropriate weather, the existing routes offer little resilience and thus remain a barrier for many cyclists.
  • I thought there were plan at luddendenfoot to remove the derelict pub and remodel that junction. Would make a big difference Isn't that part of the plans?

    Mark holtom asked 17 days ago
    Thank you for your comment. The demolition of the existing building does not provide any viable solution or benefits to the corridor.
  • Are there any proposals to introduce traffic calming on Pye Nest Road. Whilst the sped limit on this section of the scheme is limited to 30mph, the a large number of vehicles exceed the limit by a significant amount in both directions. On the section between Edwards Road and Rochdale Road where there is a long bend, cars have been known to leave the carriage way, cross the pavements and collide with trees and garden walls, and this is on the section that climbs to the junction with Rochdale Road. On the down hill section between Edwards Road and Crestfield Drive there have been similar incidents.

    Garry Stringfellow asked 18 days ago
    Thank you for your comment. While traffic calming measures at this location are not within scope of this project, we will continue to reveiw the proposals in light of the comments received. Where we are unable to address any concerns raised we will ensure the comments are relayed to the appropriate department within Calderdale Council.
  • The real improvement we need to implement is reduction in numbers of private vehicles at peak times first, and at all other times next. How do we get people to release their manic grip on their motor cars ? I can accept people who need to transport disabled or seriously ill family members using private cars... but everyone who can't afford private cars manages just fine thankyouverymuch so it is a very close one. Before deregulation West Yorkshire had the best bus system in England. It isn't anywhere near as good now, but there are still plenty of buses and trains and if demand rises so will supply.

    Sam asked 18 days ago
    Thank you for your comment. The funding for this scheme is conditional on the plans improving journey times. However, the project team recognise the importance of facilitating a modal shift towards public and sustainable transport, and have endeavoured to do so within the scope of funding. We will continue to review the scheme proposals in light of the comments received.
  • Hebden Bridge. Changes to junction Commercial Street / A646 clarification of what is proposed. Removal of parking on A646 Market Street. Clarification of need. Even when cars are parked in existing spaces ther is still room for a car and a bus and to pas. Clarification of need to remove road side parking availability A646 Station Road to Fallingroyd Rochdale Canal Bridge. 6 spaces at Falingroyd will not make up fro loss of road side spaces.

    Michael Heyworth asked 19 days ago
    Thank you for your comment. The current proposal is to make Commercial Street one way at the Burnley Road junction and to improve pedestrian facilities at this junction. In relation to parking, it is proposed to provide additional parking at a site on Stubbing Holme Road to offset lose of parking along the A646 corridor. The interaction of parked vehicles with traffic can seriously affect the reliability of flow, particularly at peak times and in relation to larger vehicles and buses. We will continue to review the scheme proposals in light of the comments received. Any comments that the project is unable to address will be relayed to the relevant department within Calderdale Council.
  • On drawing 7of7 for King Cross to Bolton Brow: Can you confirm, is the existing mini roundabout at the junction of Skircoat Moor Road and Free School Lane to be closed? How is access to/from Free School Lane going to be achieved, or is it intended to be closed off? A big congestion issue in this area is vehicles picking up / dropping off children at Crossleys school - it would be worth observing the chaos around here at about 8:15-8:45 in the morning! Perhaps a one way pickup / drop off 'loop' (effectively turning Spring Edge and the top part of Free School Lane into a large roundabout) could help eliminate conflicting vehicle movements?

    Richard Sunderland asked 20 days ago
    Thank you for your comments. The currrent proposals include the removal of the mini roundabout and closure of Free School Lane at this point. A number of insightful comments have been received in relation to these plans and the project team will continue to review the proposals in light of the comments received as we progress into detailed design.
  • Calderdale council are intending to build around 5000 new houses in Brighouse. Where are the plans to modernise transport infrastructure for Brighouse? For a start there needs to be a bypass from Hipperholme into Halifax itself, cutting across Shibden Valley and Sunnyvale. Where are the plans for this project? Or what about Bradford Road, the main road between Huddersfield and Bradford... That hasn't been improved for about 150 years. Todmorden and Hebden Bridge have well maintained roads Brighouse roads are full of potholes. How about you fix Brighouse's roads before spending money on well maintained ones?

    Simon asked 19 days ago
    The Calderdale Corridor Improvement Programmes only covers the area of the A58 / A672 from Junction 22 of the M62 to King Cross in Halifax and the A646 / A6033 from Todmorden to Skircoat Moor, and therefore neither Brighouse nor the A641 are within scope of this project. However, we will relay your comments to the appropriate department within Calderdale Council.
  • Have the people who have come up with these alterations actually done site meetings? If the answer is yes I can only presume they either attended when the road junctions was extremely quiet or they turned a blind eye to the all too often near misses especially at the top of Tuel Lane.

    Martin Holt asked 20 days ago
    Thank you for your comments. The formulation of the scheme's proposals includes site visits, review of accident data and engagement with Highways and Traffic teams within Calderdale Council. The Project Team will continue to review the scheme proposals in light of the comments received. Any comments that the project is unable to address will be relayed to the relevent department within Calderdale Council. If you would like to provide further details of your concerns you can use our interactive map which can be found at https://cip-pinpoint.calderdale.gov.uk/.
  • 1. What will be the car parking arrangements for St. Paul's Methodist Church? 2. Will this church remain a safe place for youth organisations and toddler groups? 3. What was the thinking behind the original decision to divert the original Tuel Lane, when Tower Hill was created? 4. Are there plans to demolish the Houghton Towers tower block?

    Dr. P. J. Hinton asked 21 days ago
    Thank you for your query. A number of comments have been received in relation to St Paul's church, and the impact of Tower Hill proposals. The project team will review all comments received and endeavour to address the concerns in detailed design. It is not within the remit or scope of the CIP scheme to demolish Houghton Towers.
  • We need a road bypass system so will definitely 100% reduce congestion as there will be another road going to either directions, so another new road built above the road we already have, a bypass road is the only option, please save up and gain funds to do this. Thanks

    Mo Q. asked 22 days ago

    Thank you for your comment. We will continue to review the scheme proposals in light of the comments received. Any comments that the project is unable to address will be relayed to the relevent department within Calderdale Council.

  • Can the need for a pedestrian crossing on the A646 White Lee Mytholmroyd be considered. There is no safe way of crossing the road here. There are local business on one side of the road eg vets, hairdressers, sewing shop. It is almost impossible to cross this road at White Lee safely. The road is also used by the secondary school children. I have to try to cross it regularly with someone with a physical disability and it is dangerous

    Ap asked 22 days ago
    Thank you for your comment. We will continue to review the scheme proposals in light of the comments received. Any comments that the project is unable to address will be relayed to the relevent department within Calderdale Council.
  • If you are talking about an 8% increase in traffic flow generally that will adversely affect cyclist and pedestrians who are already disadvantaged. Why is speed made so important? Enjoyment of the journey, less stressful, less polluting, less noisy with priority for buses, pedestrians and cyclists. These are far more important unless you are a boy racer or a highways engineer!!

    SP asked 23 days ago
    Thank you for your comment. The funding for this scheme is conditional on the plans improving journey times. However,  the project team has endeavoured to balance pedestrian and cyclists needs with the scheme objectives. Journey time improvements do not necessarily require greater speeds but rather can also be delivered through consistency of traffic flow, which also helps deliver more reliable bus services. We will continue to review the proposals in light of the comments received. Feedback can be provided on individual areas using our interactive map which can be found at https://cip-pinpoint.calderdale.gov.uk/
  • Hello. Your comments state the A58 improvements are from junction 22 and presumably therefore all the way through Hipperholme Stump Cross and Godley. However when I clicked on the interactive map I can find nothing relating to this side of Halifax. Where are the improvements for these areas where traffic queues are awful most of the day and horrendous at peak times. The traffic junction at Stump Cross is blocked most of the time. Anyone trying to get out at the bottom of the hough is putting their life at risk. The lights only allow about 4 cars through coming down from Northowram. Mainly due to the cars coming along the A58 from Hipperholme failing to stop at the red light and blocking the box so northowram traffic can’t get through. Traffic is always backed up here towards northowram with long delays getting through. This causes drivers to use northowram village as rat runs to get into Halifax and the village roads can’t cope. What is being done about this junction and also Hipperholme. Bearing in mind the amount of housing development that is being proposed in the local plan for these areas, what are the councils plans to cope with this?

    Annharris asked 24 days ago
    The Calderdale Corridor Improvement Programmes only covers the area of the A58 between Junction 22 of the M62 and King Cross, and therefore Hipperholme and Stump Cross are not within scope of this project. However, we will relay your comments to the appropriate department within Calderdale Council.
  • Under what premise has the A58 / A672 improved journeys for cyclists? This is a fast moving road with no separate cycle lane. The paint marked lanes from Rishworth through to Sowerby Bridge are not regulated to keep cars away from bicycles. In fact, vehicles can park across the marked lanes and block the routes, forcing the bikes into a dangerous manoeuvre of having to swerve into traffic.

    AW asked 25 days ago
    Thank you for your comments. As part of this scheme we have endeavoured to improve existing, and where possible provide additional provisons for cyclists both in the shape of cycle lanes on the carriageway and shared use facilities where practicable. We will continue to review the proposals in light of comments received as we progress into detailed design. Feedback can be provided on individual areas using the interactive map at www.cip-pinpoint.calderdale.gov.uk/
  • I live in a council identified poor air zone at Hipperholme- not noticed any improvement and am concerned about my family’s/ neighbours health / wellbeing- what have you done to improve the situation? Nothing as far as I’m aware? 😡

    GuyEd asked 25 days ago
    The Calderdale Corridor Improvement Programmes only covers the area of the A58 between Junction 22 of the M62 and King Cross, and therefore Hipperholme is not within scope of this project. However, we will relay your comments to the appropriate department within Calderdale Council.
  • Why were the previous consultations so poorly advertised in the Hebden Bridge area? We are a community not a corridor.

    DJP asked 7 days ago

    A number of methods were used to advertise this period of engagement including the following:

    • A press release was released to all local media 
    • A message is being displayed on available Real Time Information displays across Halifax City Centre and the two corridors in question
    • A series of social media messages (Twitter and Facebook) are being released by throughout the engagement period 
    • Posters were placed in 216 bus shelters along the corridors and in some local facilities
    • The engagement was advertised on our Your Voice online engagement hub, Calderdale Council’s website, the Calderdale Next Chapter website, the Combined Authority’s website and the consultation and engagement webpage on Metro’s website
    • A series of bespoke emails were sent out to the Combined Authority’s consultation and engagement databases
    • The engagement was included in our MetroMessenger travel newsletter
    • Local councillors were informed ahead of the engagement

  • How are the public aware of this consultation?

    R Levery asked 6 days ago

    A number of methods were used to advertise this period of engagement including the following:

    • A press release was released to all local media 
    • A message is being displayed on available Real Time Information displays across Halifax City Centre and the two corridors in question
    • A series of social media messages (Twitter and Facebook) are being released by throughout the engagement period 
    • Posters were placed in 216 bus shelters along the corridors and in some local facilities
    • The engagement was advertised on our Your Voice online engagement hub, Calderdale Council’s website, the Calderdale Next Chapter website, the Combined Authority’s website and the consultation and engagement webpage on Metro’s website
    • A series of bespoke emails were sent out to the Combined Authority’s consultation and engagement databases
    • The engagement was included in our MetroMessenger travel newsletter
    • Local councillors were informed ahead of the engagement