Bradford Canal Road
The new segregated cycle route would run between the city centre nearby the Forster Square Rail station area, for approximately 2.3km along the Canal Road/Valley Road corridor. It will connect to the Canal Road Greenway and will provide a strategic and safe link for cyclists between the growing residential areas along
Construction will start on the scheme mid-November 2017 and is due to be complete by Summer 2018.
The works will be carried out in 7 sections as outlined in the Phasing Plan.
The proposed dates for when sections of work will start is below. Please note these dates are subject to change, but will be updated on this page.
- Phase 1 – Hillam Road – 6 November 2017 to 25 May 2018
- Phase 2 – Bolton Lane/Queens Road Junction – 2 May 2018 to 6 July 2018
- Phase 3 – Valley Road to Queens Road – 1 June 2018 to 17 August 2018
- Phase 4 – Valley Road (Inkersley Road) – 2 May 2018 to 12 July 2018
- Phase 5 – Valley Road (Hamm Strasse) to Inkersley Road – 14 March 2018 to 11 April 2018
- Phase 6 – Valley Road – Hamm Strasse to Mill Street – 2 May 2018 to 3 August 2018
- Phase 7 – Holdworth Street to Lower Kirkgate – 9 April 2018 to 5 July 2018
More detailed information about this scheme can be found below.
Bradford City Centre to St Blaize Way roundabout
A segregated two-way cycle superhighway starts in the city centre at
At the city centre end there will be a connecting link to the bottom of Church Bank and the
Retail Park Section (St Blaise Way to Inkersley Road)
The cycle superhighway continues through the retail area from the roundabout at
The junction of
Between Cape Street and Singleton Street, north of the roundabout, a new crossing will take the route from the east side back to the west side of Valley Road and on towards Inkersley Way.
Industrial Section (Inkersley Road to Queens Road)
The cycle superhighway then moves through the industrialised area of
Valley Road/ Queens Road/ Bolton Lane junction
Here, a new signal controlled junction will be provided that will incorporate a controlled cycle crossing and will stop traffic on
There will be no-entry to
The cycle super highway continues through the industrial area to the existing cycle track on
Space will be provided by narrowing the footways on both sides of the road and widening the carriageway on the eastern side of
Public consultation on the scheme was carried out between 4th July and 29th July 2017. The public were invited to make comments on the proposals online and at public events. We held two public consultation sessions at Bolton Woods Community Centre and comments could be left online on the above maps. The feedback and opinions collected have been collated into a report which will allow scheme’s designers to amend the plans if appropriate. The report was then presented to The Executive Committee at City of Bradford Metropolitan District Council for consideration. Further engagement with businesses affected by the route was carried out by Bradford Council officers, during and post the consultation period.
The map below illustrates the route the path will take and highlights some key points where the design and route choice are explained
You can view the consultation report produced on the documentation page
Revised design proposal
The public consultation in July 2016 led to a revised design proposal. The Executive Committee at City of
Map 2 – showing revised design proposal post-consultation