Bradford to Shipley Corridor

This scheme aims to improve the links between Bradford city centre and Shipley. Proposals include improvements to Canal Road / Valley Road (A6037) to increase capacity and speed up traffic, and interventions on Manningham Lane / Bradford Road (A650) to improve bus and cycle journeys

The scheme aims to reduce traffic congestion, 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 will also complement the work that is ongoing to build a dedicated cycle route along the Canal Road / Valley Road corridor.


The main objectives are:

  • Reduce traffic congestion and journey times
  • Assist with the delivery of new homes, extension of employment space and creation of new jobs in the area
  • Improve road safety
  • Improve air quality
  • Encourage use of more sustainable modes of transport (e.g. buses, cycles, walking)

Further details regarding these can be found at

 Public Engagement

  • There will be a public engagement exercise taking place from December to February, where we will be asking people to provide feedback about the issues they face. We are keen to hear from local residents and business that may have concerns about access, road safety and air quality and also people that travel though the area.
  • We expect that there will be a number of phases of engagement over the next few years as plans develop.
  • We are encouraging people to register on to be kept involved and informed about the launch of the first public engagement period in December.


Project Lead

Bradford Metropolitan District Council

District/ Area


Business case summary


Link here 


West Yorkshire Plus Transport Fund - £47 million

Project Status

Working towards Activity 3: Outline Business Case

Approximate Construction Start and end dates

2020 to 2024

Delivery partners

Bradford Metropolitan District Council

Other funders


Get in touch (contact information)

James Williams (Project Manager)