Bradford Living Street Project
Manchester Road dominates the area of Marshfields and West Bowling.
The dual carriageway and associated bus guideway is a big barrier, separating people from amenities.
The Bradford Living Street Project will benefit 85,000 local people. It will:
- bring attractive walking and cycling routes
- connect Marshfields and West Bowling
This will make it easier for people to get to local schools and shop, St Luke’s Hospital, the Learning Quarter and the City Centre.
The Bradford Living Street, (Connect2) project includes the following features:
- new bridge over Manchester Road
- safer traffic routes
- more cycle friendly paths
- better footpaths
- better street lighting
- road crossings level with adjacent footways and where appropriate in conjunction with speed tables.
- new landscaping
It will be part of Route 66 of the National Cycle Network
The new bridge and routes are part of Sustrans’ national project delivering new walking and cycling networks within communities UK-wide, funded by the Big Lottery Fund.
Manchester Road takes 37,000 vehicles a day on average
Some key features of the new bridge:
- made of over 350 tonnes of steel
- the central steel feature 17 metres high
- 210 metres long
- two main spans over Manchester Road of 22 metres and 24 metres