Shipley Town Centre - proposed 20 miles per hour zone

Purpose of the consultation

The Council is proposing to implement a 20mph zone in Shipley town centre to encourage vehicle speeds appropriate for the high levels of pedestrian movement.


20mph zones are a recognised means of reducing road collisions and associated casualties, and are very effective at protecting our most vulnerable road users, including children, pedestrians and cyclists, significantly decreasing the risk of being injured in a collision and/or the resulting severity. There is evidence that even relatively small reductions in mean vehicle speeds can have a positive impact on the rate and severity of collisions. In addition to the road safety benefits, such schemes also have a positive effect on encouraging walking and cycling activity, as well as helping to reduce the degree of severance of local communities.


The area making up the proposed zone has been carefully selected to include only streets where there are either existing traffic calming measures in place, or the road layout and level of on-street parking and traffic and pedestrian movement already results in vehicle speeds generally around 20mph or below. The proposals would include the introduction of a significant level of signing and lining to highlight the new speed limit.


The proposals are shown within the attached plan on this page. A hard copy of the plan will be available for viewing from Friday, 21 February 2020 to Friday, 13 March 2020 during normal office hours at the Customer Services Reception, Ground Floor, City Hall, Bradford, BD1 1HY, and at Shipley Library, 2 Wellcroft, Shipley, BD18 3QH.

General comments or observations regarding the scheme proposals can be addressed to

However, if you wish to formally object to, or support, the proposed Legal Order associated with the proposed 20mph zone, you should send the grounds for your objection, or your supporting comments, in writing either by post to the address below or by email to to be received no later than 12 noon on Friday 13th March 2020 quoting reference:  CORP/PCD/LD/406577



City Solicitor

Legal and Democratic Services

City of Bradford Metropolitan District Council

City Hall

Bradford BD1 1HY


Supporting documents