The consultation period for the proposed South Bradford Park and Ride Scheme is set to conclude later this month, and all individuals are urged to express their views.

This consultation, conducted by Bradford Council in collaboration with the West Yorkshire Combined Authority, will conclude on Thursday, 21 December 2023.

Residents are invited to provide feedback on the following proposals:

  1. Manchester Road Targeted Bus Improvements: Implementation of dedicated bus priority measures along Manchester Road (the A641) to enhance the reliability of bus journeys. This includes the introduction of operational bus lanes during peak hours and priority measures at key junctions.
  2. Active Travel Cycle Route: Enhancement of the cycling route by upgrading and expanding the National Cycle Network (NCN) Route 66. The route will connect to the City Centre Walking and Cycling Improvements Scheme and the West Bradford – Cycle Superhighway Extension, creating a network of routes for cyclists with improved connectivity to other transportation modes such as buses and trains.
  3. Park & Ride: Establishment of a new Park & Ride facility on the outskirts of the city, comprising a car parking area and bus terminal. The facility will be situated on the land currently designated for event parking at the former Richard Dunn Sports Centre. The sports centre building will remain unaffected by the new facility.

To facilitate further understanding of the proposals and to provide an opportunity for local residents and businesses to share their thoughts, Bradford Council has arranged an additional drop-in event. This event is scheduled for Tuesday, 12 December 2023, between 4-7 pm at the Mayfield Centre, 35 Broadway Avenue, Bradford, BD5 9NP.

Councillor Alex Ross-Shaw, Executive Member for Regeneration, Planning & Transport said: “We’ve already received lots of feedback so far as part of the consultation so we’ve added an extra drop in session. The online consultation is open until 21 December so we’d encourage everyone to view the proposals and let us know what you think.”

Tracy Brabin, Mayor of West Yorkshire said: “We are investing millions of pounds to make it easier for people to walk, cycle and use public transport in and around Bradford. This is part of our work to create a more inclusive and better-connected region.

“Your opinion matters, so please make the most of this opportunity to shape these proposals to transform travel between south Bradford and the city centre.”

For those unable to attend the event, opinions can still be submitted via the feedback form at www.yourvoice.westyorks-ca.gov.uk/southbradfordpandr or by:

  • Emailing info@future-bradford.co.uk
  • Calling 0808 196 9119
  • Writing to Freepost BFD Highways

The majority of the scheme is funded through the Combined Authority’s Transforming Cities Fund programme, aimed at facilitating easier walking, cycling, and public transport use. This includes the development of the Park and Ride scheme, the cycling route, and bus improvements. Additional funding is actively sought for the implementation of the Park and Ride (car park and terminal building).