Join us for street parties in Frizinghall

BSTA will have a stall and activities at two Sunday street parties in Frizinghall this summer, on May 7th and July 16th. Both will be on Shipley Fields Road from 12 noon to 2.30pm.

Please reply to this email if you can help set up the stall from 11.15 or help between 12 and 2.30. Let’s make the case for more healthy travel. In any case put it in your diary and join the fun. Thank you for your support.

Frizinghall, Manningham and Owlet

Over the summer Street Space and BSTA have been talking to people who live or work between Shipley and Bradford. We understand the value people put on the convenience of cars for short trips, and at the same time their support for healthier and safer streets. Very few people had heard about the proposed widening of Canal Road and likely impact on rat running to avoid the bottlenecks.

We are planning open meetings to draw on the ideas people have, to raise awareness of the impact of road traffic on health and climate, and to press for alternative transport investment. Watch this space.

BSTA consultation in Manningham, Frizinghall and Owlet

We are pleased that community researchers Street Space have been consulting residents in Owlet and Frizinghall on behalf of BSTA.  At the same time BSTA members knocked on every door in Southfield Square to start building membership in Manningham. We are growing support for our aims amongst communities along the full length of Canal/Valley Road.

Street Space has been uncovering the barriers to people getting around on foot, bicycle and public transport.  Unlit and litter-strewn paths, too much traffic, and the ease of car travel are high up the list of residents feedback. BSTA is planning public events for the Autumn and look forward to Street Space’s final report providing important evidence in support of alternatives to the current road scheme.