Otley Road Congestion

About Us


Introducing the Bradford Shipley Travel Alliance

We are a group of Bradford Residents and Organisations who are concerned about the proposed Bradford-Shipley “Corridor Improvement” Scheme. We hope that you will join us.

The following statement has been agreed:

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.

The plan is for the Alliance to be a broad discussion forum with the objective of presenting (and campaigning on) common concerns, to Bradford Council and the West Yorkshire Combined Authority that are planning and funding the road scheme.

In its present form the Scheme could have a major detrimental impact on the whole area between Bradford and Bingley, although the proposals also have positive aspects.

We anticipate that a cross section of community, business and political representatives will join the Alliance to best represent local residents.

The Alliance was launched early in 2021 and has gained affiliation from many local environmental, community and other organisations which together with active individuals decide how we operate and what we do. We are not affiliated to any party political organisation. One priority is to seek meetings with Bradford Council’s transport and environmental officers and collaborate with them in making the most of the investment in transport to improve health and address the climate emergency. Organisations affiliated are listed here.

To read more about the plan and concerns that have been expressed, browse our blogs, or you may like to read these external sites: Clean Air Bradford’s concerns here (https://cleanairbradford.uk/canal-road-widening), Shipley Labour Party’s comprehensive report on the scheme here (https://www.shipleylabour.org.uk/blog/2020/11/09/bradford-shipley-road-scheme/), and the official documents associated with the scheme here (https://www.yourvoice.westyorks-ca.gov.uk/bradfordshipley).

You are very welcome to contact us by email: admin@bsta.org.uk.

2 thoughts to “About Us”

  1. Very informative everyone. A great start and hope lots of people sign up!

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