Bradford to Shipley Corridor

This scheme aims to improve the links between Bradford city centre and Shipley. Proposals include multi-modal enhancements along Manningham Lane/Bradford Road which are focused on boosting journey time reliability, connectivity and improving bus and cycle journeys.

The Bradford-Shipley Route Improvement Scheme (BSRIS) will primarily deliver improvements at key junctions in Bradford to enhance the highway capacity and connectivity to/from Shipley town centre. The scheme will also improve accessibility to Frizinghall rail station, improve the urban environment at Bradford Beck, and improve the public transport, walking and cycling provision along the Manningham Lane corridor. Combined, these improvements will help to reduce carbon emissions, alleviate flood risk and create better places along the corridor.

The BSRIS is anticipated to reduce traffic congestion, improve journey time reliability for all modes, improve air quality and increase road safety. A key local benefit of the scheme will be improvements to green spaces along the route, providing pockets of wildlife and pleasant walking paths which can be used by residents. The scheme supports delivery of inclusive growth by facilitating new housing and employment opportunities and a better quality of life, with better air quality, encouraging active mode travel (walking, cycling), improving rail accessibility, and enhancing the urban environment, specifically at Bradford Beck.

The scheme is anticipated to reduce current and forecast congestion, improve journey time reliability for all modes, and widen the sustainable travel opportunities with enhanced cycling and walking infrastructure and connectivity to rail.

Project Lead Bradford Council
District/ Area Bradford
Funding West Yorkshire Plus Transport Fund - £11.5 million
Project Status Activity 3 - OBC
Start and end dates Scheme is being pipelined at the Full Business Case stage following the November 2022 inflation review
Delivery partners Bradford City Council
Other funders None
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This page was last updated in September 2023