Cheapside and Lower Kirkgate

Well Street Visualisation people walking on pavement in the city centre

What is happening here?

Our team are creating new bus hubs and making changes to the road network, such as replacing the roundabout with a signal-controlled crossing and pedestrianising Market Street.

Please see the map below for more details.

Which roads will be affected?

A map detailing the changes that Cheapside and Lower Kirkgate will see as part of the Bradford City Centre Walking and Cycling Improvements Scheme. There are twelve captions on the map. Caption one: The on-street parking spaces on Bolton Road will be removed and a larger bus stop, with space to accommodate a bus layover, will be added. Caption two: There will be a bus layover bay on Balme Street. Caption three: The existing crossing on Lower Kirkgate will become a toucan crossing. Caption four: The existing pedestrian crossing on Church Bank will be retained. Caption five: A two-way segregated cycleway will be added to the southern side of Lower Kirkgate. Caption six: Market Street will be pedestrianised and planters and greenery added. Caption seven: There will be an uncontrolled pedestrian crossing across Foster Court. Caption eight: The bus stop and shelter previously proposed on the north side of Lower Kirkgate opposite the junction with Market Street will now be placed further east, in the space where the taxi rank currently is. Caption nine: The existing on-street parking on Cheapside will be retained. Caption ten: The bus stop at the southern end of Cheapside will be expanded to create a bus hub. Caption eleven: The roundabout will be removed, and a signal-controlled crossing put in at the junction of Cheapside/Kirkgate/Market Street/Lower Kirkgate. Caption twelve: A new bus hub with space for two buses will be installed on Cheapside at the entrance to Foster Square Railway Station. Approximately five on-street parking spaces will be removed to accommodate the bus hub.

A map detailing the changes that Cheapside and Lower Kirkgate will see as part of the Bradford City Centre Walking and Cycling Improvements Scheme.

There are twelve captions on the map.

Caption one: The on-street parking spaces on Bolton Road will be removed and a larger bus stop, with space to accommodate a bus layover, will be added.

Caption two: There will be a bus layover bay on Balme Street.

Caption three: The existing crossing on Lower Kirkgate will become a toucan crossing.

Caption four: The existing pedestrian crossing on Church Bank will be retained.

Caption five: A two-way segregated cycleway will be added to the southern side of Lower Kirkgate.

Caption six: Market Street will be pedestrianised and planters and greenery added.

Caption seven: There will be an uncontrolled pedestrian crossing across Foster Court.

Caption eight: The bus stop and shelter previously proposed on the north side of Lower Kirkgate opposite the junction with Market Street will now be placed further east, in the space where the taxi rank currently is.

Caption nine: The existing street parking on Cheapside will be retained.

Caption ten: The bus stop at the southern end of Cheapside will be expanded to create a bus hub.

Caption eleven: The roundabout will be removed, and a signal-controlled crossing put in at the junction of Cheapside/Kirkgate/Market Street/Lower Kirkgate.

Caption twelve: A new bus hub with space for two buses will be installed on Cheapside at the entrance to Foster Square Railway Station. Approximately five on-street parking spaces will be removed to accommodate the bus hub.

What effect will construction have on the road network?

We are anticipating that all roads will remain open to traffic, as they currently are, until spring 2024. Until then, there may be temporary lane closures, temporary traffic lights and temporary changes to footpaths to enable us to make changes to the highway network. However, you will still be able to access all roads by car, van, motorcycle etc. 

Please plan your journey ahead of time as we expect there to be delays. From spring 2024, Hall Ings, Bank Street, Market Street, Broadway and some of Bridge Street will not be accessible by car with exceptions for deliveries only.

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