In a pioneering move to enhance road safety, Bradford Council is putting forward plans to introduce a network of average-speed cameras along the dual carriageway between Cottingley and Keighley. This initiative, set to be implemented on Sir Fred Hoyle Way and Airevalley Road, seeks to address persistent concerns surrounding speeding issues, as highlighted by both the local police force and members of the public.

Marking a first in the Bradford district, the proposed scheme also entails a comprehensive reduction in the speed limit throughout the entire stretch, spanning from the Cottingley roundabout to the Marley Stadium roundabout in Keighley, imposing a uniform 50mph limit. This reduction has been advocated by both the police and the West Yorkshire Safety Camera Partnership.

The estimated cost of the project stands at £230,000, with funding derived from the council’s successful bid for road safety funding under the Government’s City Region Sustainable Transport Settlement.

Executive Member for Regeneration, Planning and Transport, Councillor Alex Ross-Shaw said: “I am happy that we’ve been able to secure the finance to be able to deliver this much needed road safety scheme. The public, police and local councillors have raised concerns about speeding and anti-social driving on this stretch of road and this scheme is designed to reduce this. These cameras ensure a high level of speed compliance and lead to a reduce the number of serious and fatal incidents, they also allow the police to concentrate on other matters in the district.”