South Bradford Park & Ride and Expressway

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Please note - this survey has now closed. To have your say on the current consultation please visit https://www.yourvoice.westyorks-ca.gov.uk/southbradfordpandr


To download the outcome report for this consultation please click here.

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



Introduction

Bradford Council, in partnership with the West Yorkshire Combined Authority, is looking to develop a new Park & Ride facility in south Bradford and make improvements to Manchester Road and would like your feedback on the proposed plans.

The South Bradford Park & Ride and Expressway, located adjacent to the M606 motorway, is a transformational proposal to reduce congestion and pollution along Manchester Road. A bus priority corridor with high-quality, high frequency services and segregated cycle lanes would be introduced along Manchester Road. This would provide quick and attractive journey times to and from the city centre, providing an attractive service for public transport users and commuters by car, who can avoid delays and queueing to get into the city centre. A new high-quality cycle route will also transform access to the city centre from the south of the city for cyclists.

On this webpage you will find information, including plans, visualisations and our survey, to help you understand what is proposed.


Visualisation showing a proposed bus hub and the cycle route along Manchester Road

The Benefits

With an average of more than 37,000 vehicles driving down Manchester Road every day, it is in the top five busiest roads in Bradford which often leads to congestion and subsequently high levels of pollution in the communities along the route. By encouraging more people to use public transport or the Park & Ride and Expressway, the scheme would reduce congestion and both noise and air pollution along the Manchester Road corridor, providing people with viable alternatives to using the car.

By implementing largely segregated cycle ways along Manchester Road, the scheme would increase safety for cyclists and encourage those who were previously concerned about safety to take up cycling, which is an inexpensive and convenient mode of transport.

These improvements will help to create a transport network fit for the 21st century as well as addressing key challenges around capacity, connectivity, sustainability and air quality.

The Aims

The aims of the South Bradford Park & Ride and Expressway scheme are to:

  • reduce the number of car trips made along Manchester Road, helping to decrease pollution and accidents, as well as improve congestion and journey times along the route
  • provide residents in the south of Bradford with a safe, direct and green alternative to travelling into the city centre
  • increase cyclist safety along Manchester Road, providing those who have previously not felt safe cycling on such an arterial route a safer, segregated cycle lane
  • help create a transport network fit for the 21st century, addressing the key challenges around capacity, connectivity, sustainability and air quality
  • deliver better health outcomes for residents living in the south of Bradford by providing people with the opportunity to lead more active lives and reduce pollution in the area.

The Proposals

The South Bradford Park & Ride and Expressway scheme will deliver a high-quality, high frequency dedicated bus service between Bradford city centre and the M606 motorway, via Manchester Road. The proposed improvements include:

  • a minimum of 500 car parking spaces alongside a terminal building with waiting amenities, plentiful secure cycle parking and provision for electric bus and car charging
  • a Bus Expressway along the length of Manchester Road ending at the Croft Street Gyratory ensuring bus priority and quicker journey times
  • a new, largely segregated cycle route will also be implemented along the length of Manchester Road, providing cyclists with a safe, secure space to travel easily between the city centre and areas south of Bradford, including the Park & Ride site
  • new bus hubs located approximately every 400 metres along Manchester Road, serving areas along the route and ensuring passengers can get where they want to go easily
  • a requirement for any buses used in the Park & Ride scheme to be low emission Euro 6 vehicles as a minimum, limiting noise and air pollution and supporting the cities clean growth targets
  • improvements to the Croft Street Gyratory helping to facilitate quicker bus movements through the area.

Further complementary improvements are also being made to the nearby A641, which acts as a key route between Brighouse and Bradford. More information on the A641 improvements scheme can be found here.

You can view an overview map of the scheme here.

For more information, please visit the FAQ section on this page.


Have Your Say

Bradford Council, in partnership with the West Yorkshire Combined Authority, has so far developed early-stage proposals for the South Bradford Park & Ride and Expressway scheme, as well as for three other Transforming Cities Fund schemes. We want to understand the public’s views on the proposals before progressing to the next stage of design.

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

Email: info@future-bradford.co.uk
Freephone: 0808 196 9119
Freepost: Freepost BFD Highways (no stamp required)


Once the consultation has closed, Bradford Council will use your feedback and the consultation report to refine plans moving forward. Your feedback will help us to understand where we can make improvements to the proposed schemes and ensure that we have considered how to maximise the benefit for everyone to make more sustainable journey choices.




Please note - this survey has now closed. To have your say on the current consultation please visit https://www.yourvoice.westyorks-ca.gov.uk/southbradfordpandr


To download the outcome report for this consultation please click here.

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



Introduction

Bradford Council, in partnership with the West Yorkshire Combined Authority, is looking to develop a new Park & Ride facility in south Bradford and make improvements to Manchester Road and would like your feedback on the proposed plans.

The South Bradford Park & Ride and Expressway, located adjacent to the M606 motorway, is a transformational proposal to reduce congestion and pollution along Manchester Road. A bus priority corridor with high-quality, high frequency services and segregated cycle lanes would be introduced along Manchester Road. This would provide quick and attractive journey times to and from the city centre, providing an attractive service for public transport users and commuters by car, who can avoid delays and queueing to get into the city centre. A new high-quality cycle route will also transform access to the city centre from the south of the city for cyclists.

On this webpage you will find information, including plans, visualisations and our survey, to help you understand what is proposed.


Visualisation showing a proposed bus hub and the cycle route along Manchester Road

The Benefits

With an average of more than 37,000 vehicles driving down Manchester Road every day, it is in the top five busiest roads in Bradford which often leads to congestion and subsequently high levels of pollution in the communities along the route. By encouraging more people to use public transport or the Park & Ride and Expressway, the scheme would reduce congestion and both noise and air pollution along the Manchester Road corridor, providing people with viable alternatives to using the car.

By implementing largely segregated cycle ways along Manchester Road, the scheme would increase safety for cyclists and encourage those who were previously concerned about safety to take up cycling, which is an inexpensive and convenient mode of transport.

These improvements will help to create a transport network fit for the 21st century as well as addressing key challenges around capacity, connectivity, sustainability and air quality.

The Aims

The aims of the South Bradford Park & Ride and Expressway scheme are to:

  • reduce the number of car trips made along Manchester Road, helping to decrease pollution and accidents, as well as improve congestion and journey times along the route
  • provide residents in the south of Bradford with a safe, direct and green alternative to travelling into the city centre
  • increase cyclist safety along Manchester Road, providing those who have previously not felt safe cycling on such an arterial route a safer, segregated cycle lane
  • help create a transport network fit for the 21st century, addressing the key challenges around capacity, connectivity, sustainability and air quality
  • deliver better health outcomes for residents living in the south of Bradford by providing people with the opportunity to lead more active lives and reduce pollution in the area.

The Proposals

The South Bradford Park & Ride and Expressway scheme will deliver a high-quality, high frequency dedicated bus service between Bradford city centre and the M606 motorway, via Manchester Road. The proposed improvements include:

  • a minimum of 500 car parking spaces alongside a terminal building with waiting amenities, plentiful secure cycle parking and provision for electric bus and car charging
  • a Bus Expressway along the length of Manchester Road ending at the Croft Street Gyratory ensuring bus priority and quicker journey times
  • a new, largely segregated cycle route will also be implemented along the length of Manchester Road, providing cyclists with a safe, secure space to travel easily between the city centre and areas south of Bradford, including the Park & Ride site
  • new bus hubs located approximately every 400 metres along Manchester Road, serving areas along the route and ensuring passengers can get where they want to go easily
  • a requirement for any buses used in the Park & Ride scheme to be low emission Euro 6 vehicles as a minimum, limiting noise and air pollution and supporting the cities clean growth targets
  • improvements to the Croft Street Gyratory helping to facilitate quicker bus movements through the area.

Further complementary improvements are also being made to the nearby A641, which acts as a key route between Brighouse and Bradford. More information on the A641 improvements scheme can be found here.

You can view an overview map of the scheme here.

For more information, please visit the FAQ section on this page.


Have Your Say

Bradford Council, in partnership with the West Yorkshire Combined Authority, has so far developed early-stage proposals for the South Bradford Park & Ride and Expressway scheme, as well as for three other Transforming Cities Fund schemes. We want to understand the public’s views on the proposals before progressing to the next stage of design.

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

Email: info@future-bradford.co.uk
Freephone: 0808 196 9119
Freepost: Freepost BFD Highways (no stamp required)


Once the consultation has closed, Bradford Council will use your feedback and the consultation report to refine plans moving forward. Your feedback will help us to understand where we can make improvements to the proposed schemes and ensure that we have considered how to maximise the benefit for everyone to make more sustainable journey choices.




CLOSED: This discussion has concluded.

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

  • Share What's this proposal for a mandatory cycle lane on Thornton Road? We own a cycle shop on this road & know nothing about this;surely you involve people on the route!!!! I ride up and down Thornton Road 5x a week.... on Facebook Share What's this proposal for a mandatory cycle lane on Thornton Road? We own a cycle shop on this road & know nothing about this;surely you involve people on the route!!!! I ride up and down Thornton Road 5x a week.... on Twitter Share What's this proposal for a mandatory cycle lane on Thornton Road? We own a cycle shop on this road & know nothing about this;surely you involve people on the route!!!! I ride up and down Thornton Road 5x a week.... on Linkedin Email What's this proposal for a mandatory cycle lane on Thornton Road? We own a cycle shop on this road & know nothing about this;surely you involve people on the route!!!! I ride up and down Thornton Road 5x a week.... link

    What's this proposal for a mandatory cycle lane on Thornton Road? We own a cycle shop on this road & know nothing about this;surely you involve people on the route!!!! I ride up and down Thornton Road 5x a week....

    penninepaul asked over 2 years ago

    Thank you for taking the time to get in touch.

    We're sorry to hear that you were unaware of the proposals for Thornton Road.

    We would like to firstly reassure you that we have endeavoured to ensure that local people are involved in the development of the scheme and had the opportunity to provide feedback on the proposals. As part of our public consultation, which ran for eight weeks from 28 July 2021 to 22 September 2021, we:

    • Issued printed leaflets to 5,336 residential and commercial addresses along Thornton Road and surrounding roads. 
    • Briefed Ward Cllrs and MPs on the proposals to help share information within local communities
    • Set up dedicated YourVoice consultation pages for each of the schemes to share information and gather feedback via a dedicated feedback form
    • Carried out promotion via local and regional media, such as the Telegraph & Argus and Yorkshire Post and undertook social media activity on Bradford Council and West Yorkshire Combined Authority channels
    • Established a Freephone information line and a Freepost address and promoted these via all communications channels to provide alternative ways to request printed materials and give feedback for those who don’t have access to the internet
    • Held a range of online meetings for local community / interest groups and organisations along the Thornton Road corridor to help share information with their members / users 

     

    If your business is located on Thornton Road you should have received our leaflet in the post (a copy of which is available to on our webpage here). If you would like to send us your business name and address, we will be able to check our database.

    If you have any feedback or questions about the scheme, please get in touch via this email address (info@future-bradford.co.uk) and we will pass this on to the project team and get back to you with a response to any questions you may have.

    Kind regards,

    The Project Team

  • Share If we want to improve the lifestyle of the people of Bradford, why are we assisting people that travel from other surrounding cities to take good jobs in Bradford? They use resources that we pay for, consume more fossil fuel travelling to the park and ride than a resident would and spend their salaries in another city. on Facebook Share If we want to improve the lifestyle of the people of Bradford, why are we assisting people that travel from other surrounding cities to take good jobs in Bradford? They use resources that we pay for, consume more fossil fuel travelling to the park and ride than a resident would and spend their salaries in another city. on Twitter Share If we want to improve the lifestyle of the people of Bradford, why are we assisting people that travel from other surrounding cities to take good jobs in Bradford? They use resources that we pay for, consume more fossil fuel travelling to the park and ride than a resident would and spend their salaries in another city. on Linkedin Email If we want to improve the lifestyle of the people of Bradford, why are we assisting people that travel from other surrounding cities to take good jobs in Bradford? They use resources that we pay for, consume more fossil fuel travelling to the park and ride than a resident would and spend their salaries in another city. link

    If we want to improve the lifestyle of the people of Bradford, why are we assisting people that travel from other surrounding cities to take good jobs in Bradford? They use resources that we pay for, consume more fossil fuel travelling to the park and ride than a resident would and spend their salaries in another city.

    Neil Forber asked almost 3 years ago

    Good afternoon, 

    Thank you for taking the time to get in touch.

    There are already a high volume of people travelling from other towns and cities to Bradford via the M606 motorway whether that be to visit family and friends, enjoy our leisure offer, or to attend their workplace. The South Bradford Park & Ride and Expressway aims to intercept those coming off the motorway onto more sustainable forms of travel including public transport, cycling and walking. 

    It will also offer people living around the Park & Ride site in south Bradford with high-frequency, direct and reliable public transport services, as well as new cycling infrastructure, which they too can use to access the city centre. Encouraging this shift onto more sustainable forms of transport, whether that be in south Bradford or other parts of the district, forms an important part in ensuring we can achieve our air quality ambitions.

    Kind regards,

    The Project Team

  • Share This seems mostly to benefit those travelling down Huddersfield Road into Bradford. If these cars are diverted from carrying on onto Manchester road to the park and ride, they will have to go around Odsal roundabout. What will the impact be to other traffic there? It is already very busy. on Facebook Share This seems mostly to benefit those travelling down Huddersfield Road into Bradford. If these cars are diverted from carrying on onto Manchester road to the park and ride, they will have to go around Odsal roundabout. What will the impact be to other traffic there? It is already very busy. on Twitter Share This seems mostly to benefit those travelling down Huddersfield Road into Bradford. If these cars are diverted from carrying on onto Manchester road to the park and ride, they will have to go around Odsal roundabout. What will the impact be to other traffic there? It is already very busy. on Linkedin Email This seems mostly to benefit those travelling down Huddersfield Road into Bradford. If these cars are diverted from carrying on onto Manchester road to the park and ride, they will have to go around Odsal roundabout. What will the impact be to other traffic there? It is already very busy. link

    This seems mostly to benefit those travelling down Huddersfield Road into Bradford. If these cars are diverted from carrying on onto Manchester road to the park and ride, they will have to go around Odsal roundabout. What will the impact be to other traffic there? It is already very busy.

    Neil Forber asked almost 3 years ago

    Good morning 

    Thank you for taking the time to get in touch. 

    The aim of the scheme is to predominantly pick up commuters coming in to the city via the M606, and as such a significant increase in traffic via Odsal Roundabout is not anticipated. Further improvements to public transport/bus connectivity on the A641 Huddersfield Road are currently subject to West Yorkshire Combined Authority’s “A641 Improvement Scheme: Bradford - Brighouse – Huddersfield” which complements our TCF Scheme – information on the scheme may be found here. Bradford Council is also looking to further develop parking adjacent to Low Moor Station on a vacant brown field site that was held in reserve as part of the initial station scheme to further encourage commuters on to rail services. 

    Kind regards 

    The Project Team

Page last updated: 22 Nov 2023, 09:16 AM