Bradford’s consultation and map system, which accepts suggestions from the public about measures that can be taken to make active travel easier and safer (whilst maintaining social distancing), is now live.
It is an unfortunately clunky website. Leeds Council has a better one (and we noticed that some Bradford suggestions have been added to that one), Cycling UK and Sustrans have also put forward theirs, and we’re not yet sure if Bradford will be extracting the suggestions from these as well. So unfortunately, we’re stuck with the lower quality system – but it’s still vitally important that you get your suggestions in.
Bradford Council say: “you’ll be able to put forward your suggestions for practical, easily implementable measures that will encourage cycling and walking to help the district to cope with reduced capacity on public transport.
“Any measures implemented will be designed to help people to get around the district while complying with social distancing guidelines which could remain in place for some time to come.
“All proposals will be considered for funding based on four key themes:
- A Town and District Centre High Street package – to implement measures to allow social distancing such as removing street clutter, increasing space for pedestrians, and managing likely queuing points, that could allow shops and services to re-open safely;
- Active & Sustainable travel package – to create new cycle lanes, widen pavements, and refocus reduced road space for taxis and public transport priority to make it safer and easier for everyone to use our high streets;
- A Reduced Speed Limit programme – designed to reduce speeds in towns and district centres to make it safer or more comfortable for pedestrians and cyclists;
- A Parks and Open Spaces programme – to enable the city’s green spaces to remain open for public use while facilitating social distancing.”
Submit your ideas here: https://cbmdc.maps.arcgis.com/apps/webappviewer/index.html?id=11996f5a60b0451da38f6ecabb01a626