Bradford Council, in partnership with the West Yorkshire Combined Authority, is bringing forward a flagship programme of forward-thinking transport schemes, alongside major public space enhancements, that will help us shape and drive forward Bradford’s future regeneration in the city centre and beyond.

Providing an accessible, attractive and cleaner alternative to car journeys is at the heart of the Leeds City Region Transforming Cities Fund (TCF) – a major new programme of transport infrastructure investment secured as part of the West Yorkshire devolution deal. The programme, which is being delivered by the Combined Authority in partnership with local authorities, will be funded through £317 million from the Department for Transport (DfT) plus local match funding up to £140 million.

Bradford City Centre Walking and Cycling Improvements scheme
The proposals for this scheme would radically upgrade the look and feel of Bradford city centre through the introduction of new green spaces and the removal of traffic from key civic areas. The proposals would deliver better quality walking, cycling and public transport infrastructure to offer people improved transport choices.

In Bradford, TCF schemes will:

  • Transform the city centre to reduce traffic and improve air quality, which will enable more people to travel by public transport, by bike or on foot.
  • Improve walking access to Bradford Interchange Rail Station, as well as between there and Bradford Forster Square Rail Station.
  • Transform transport links between Bradford Interchange and regeneration schemes in the wider city centre.
  • Provide a new Park and Ride in south Bradford, and a bus express way linking the new facility to the city centre with journey times of just 10 minutes.
  • Include a segregated cycle route linking west Bradford to the city centre, improving links to the university and connecting communities with job opportunities.

Bradford City masterplan