What is this consultation about?
Bradford Council are bringing forward plans for a trial Active Travel Neighbourhood in the Frizinghall area of Bradford.
An Active Travel Neighbourhood (ATN) is an area in which vehicle movements and traffic are reduced to create a better environment for walking and cycling and to make the local neighbourhood a more pleasant area to live in. Within Active Travel Neighbourhoods, a range of measures are used to reduce through-traffic, including using planters or bollards to prevent cars travelling along the full length of a road, narrowing roads to reduce the volume of vehicles, or introducing measures such as bus gates to allow only public transport to pass along the length of a road.
Despite being situated between two A roads, which are major routes designed to carry traffic around the district, many choose to use the local streets around Frizinghall as a cut through to slightly shorten their journey time. There are also two road crossings of the railway in Frizinghall which encourages more people who want to easily cross the railway line to cut through the area. As a result, there is a high volume of traffic in the area, which makes walking, cycling and spending time outside in the area less enjoyable and safe.
As a result of these local challenges, Bradford Council believes that the area between Canal Road, Bradford Road, Wharncliffe Road and Frizinghall Road would benefit from measures to prevent through-traffic, reduce air pollution and improve the general environment, via an Active Travel Neighbourhood. By reducing through-traffic, the neighbourhood streets would become safer and more pleasant for walking, cycling and spending time outdoors.
How do I participate in the consultation?
Bradford Council wants to consult the local community to test the level of local support for introducing a trial Active Travel Neighbourhood to reduce through-traffic and make neighbourhood streets safer and more pleasant for walking, cycling and spending time outdoors.
We want to understand how the local community feel about the proposals to trial an Active Travel Neighbourhood in Frizinghall and design the Active Travel Neighbourhood proposals with input from the local community. In order to do this, we need the help of local residents to understand what measures we could put in place to manage traffic issues in your area.
To find out more about the proposed trial scheme and to participate in the consultation, visit www.activetravelbradford.commonplace.is. Information on the proposals to introduce a further trial Active Travel in Barkerend can also be found on this website.