Welcome to the website for the Bradford-Shipley Travel Alliance. You can find out more about us here.

Please sign-up for our newsletter using the sign-up box on this page, if you agree with our concerns:

Any new road scheme between Bradford and Shipley must result in:

  • Significantly improved air quality and safety in all residential areas affected by the proposed scheme, including for all schools.
  • A response to the climate emergency including reduced carbon emissions, increased investment in public transport, walking and cycling, and less motor traffic overall.

We request that no further consultation goes ahead without information that shows how the intended benefits of the scheme will be guaranteed.

Would you like to share a car?

Cars are driven on average only 5% of the day. They are parked at home 70% of the time. Would you like to save a lot of money, and reduce the number of cars, by joining a car share scheme?

A new initiative in Shipley aims to start a common-owned car share group modelled on other successful schemes. The fees could be much less than charged by the now commercial Enterprise car scheme on Victoria Road.

Please fill in a short questionnaire at https://tinyurl.com/ycyrsvpe to express your interest in a car share scheme in Shipley. Or get to it with the QR code below.

If there is enough interest, we will team up with other proposed schemes in West Yorkshire, to use common technology and so on.

Will you go to Transport Action Network‘s conference, and BSTA’s July meeting?

Transport Action Network has helped us and other road campaigns, and has its national conference in Birmingham on September 10th. Meet other transport campaigners and hear how some local authorities including the Welsh Government are reviewing their transport plans to reduce carbon. Do you want to go? BSTA may be able to help with costs if you will give a report. Let us know, and book here: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/national-traffic-reduction-and-climate-conference-tickets-321333817097

Bradford-Shipley Travel Alliance next meets at 7pm on Tuesday July 19th. Come and meet others involved and work together to beat the menace of more traffic and climate change. The venue is as usual Tambourine café (thanks Tom for coffee and small bites). Please put this in your diary and come if you can.

The Travel Alliance chair becomes a Bradford councillor

The Travel Alliance has been supported by all Shipley’s representatives on Bradford Council since we started, and by Shipley Town Council. Congratulations to our BSTA chair Anna Watson on becoming the latest Bradford Councillor for Shipley ward. Anna says she will be busy, and take our demands not only to the Council but also to WYCA where she will this year be a member of the Transport Scrutiny Committee.

Temporary job up to 50 hours, closing date 7th July

Street Space are looking for someone aged 18-25 to work up to 50 hours talking to residents and community organisations in Frizinghall and Owlet – either side of Canal Road. Please tell anyone you think might be interested, to apply here: https://www.wearestreetspace.org/were-hiring.

Street Space say:

“Between July and September 2022, Street Space are working alongside BSTA (Bradford-Shipley Travel Alliance) to engage local residents in Owlet and Frizinghall to understand how people travel around (and through) these neighbourhoods and work with people to generate ideas to reduce car traffic and make it easier for people to walk, wheel and cycle short journeys. 

This project is connected to BSTA’s campaign to oppose the widening of Canal Road and hopes to help Bradford Council develop locally rooted, well informed, sustainable alternatives to the current proposals.”

The work will be very helpful leading up to public meetings in those areas organised by BSTA. It is funded by our successful Lottery Community bid. Meanwhile we continue our own doorstep consultations, and we could always do with extra volunteers for that.

Why the silence on the road plans?

A reminder of the current situation with the Bradford-Shipley road scheme:

  • Bradford Council are working up revised options for the scheme that will be put out to public consultation in ‘early 2023’.
  • We have challenged Bradford Council to consult now on the revised option as an outline, before they do detailed planning work.
  • Despite writing to request this back in April we haven’t heard back from them. Why the silence?
  • At this stage we simply don’t know what the changes to the plans will be.

We will continue to push for early consultation to any changes to the scheme so that the public can have input into the plans as they are developed. If you use social media, please like our Facebook page and share the recent post there about the need for consultation now, before detailed work is done on new options for the scheme. If you could help us more regularly with social media (not a lot) please let us know.