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Leeds Bradford Cycle Superhighway

The Leeds Bradford Cycle Superhighway project will create an east/west cross-city superhighway comprising over 23km of high quality, largely segregated cycle track. In August 2013 METRO (now West Yorkshire Combined Authority), Leeds City Council and City of Bradford MDC were awarded £18M by the Department for Transport following the successful Cycle City Ambition Bid. A key objective of the bid was to design and construct the Cycle Superhighway by 2015.

Bullet Client: Leeds City Council
Bullet Value: £18m
Bullet Date: 2013-2015

Through its existing partnership framework our experts supported Leeds City Council by quickly mobilising a project team in the client’s office. The skills and experience of both our technical staff and Leeds City Council officers were combined to create a truly integrated project team.

The project team provided services including the preparation of contract documents, the tender assessment, and NEC3 contract administration and site supervision.  Our experts also carried out topographical surveys, mapped constraints including utilities, drafted innovative standard details and design strategy, alongside a number of other activities.

The ambitious construction completion target, stipulated by the main funder DfT, was met and the cycle superhighway compromised of:

  • Segregated cycle tracks with buffer islands of varying widths to suit site constraints.
  • Treatments at side roads, private accesses and bus-stops that provide a continuous, safe facility for cyclists.
  • Dedicated crossing facilities for cyclists at signal controlled junctions.

 Lessons learnt from this project were subsequently shared with phase 2 of the programme.

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