Welcome to the Clean Air Bradford website. We are a grass-roots group in Bradford dedicated to improving the quality of our city’s air and creating a better, healthier, happier living place for all.

Bradford has hot-spots of some of the dirtiest air in the country outside of London and shockingly some of these hot-spots are a stone’s throw from schools and people’s homes.

Thousands of lives are cut short every year in the UK because of dirty air, and one of the main contributors to this is traffic pollution.

Kids at Shipley C of E Primary on Clean Air Day

We believe this can and must change and are working to show the means by which this can happen and then to apply pressure to try to ensure that it does happen.

Air quality needs to have a much higher priority in the planning processes employed by Bradford Council but we also need much greater public awareness about the issue and about what both individuals and organisations can do to improve the situation.

If you could support us or get involved, get in touch via the Facebook group or e-mail us.

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  1. I’m delighted to confirm that we will be unveiling the first new buses in a multi-million pound investment to help reduce emissions and create cleaner air in Bradford next Tuesday 1 March.

    Three double-deckers will be on show at City Park in a special ceremony where we are holding a drop-in opportunity for stakeholders to take a look at the buses and speak to First West Yorkshire colleagues. If you are able to attend, please come down anytime between 13:30 and 15:00, no need to book or confirm.

    The vehicles, which are branded City of Bradford and show off a new blue livery, are part of a total fleet of 28 double-deckers to be introduced in the coming weeks on the X6 and 72 services between Bradford and Leeds. A further 11 single-decker buses will be added in the summer to operate on routes within the city.

    The ultra-low emission buses, known as the StreetDeck and StreetLite, are manufactured by Wrightbus, and feature best-performing Euro VI diesel engine technology which achieves significant reductions in the most harmful pollutants, such as nitrogen oxide, making the buses 95 per cent cleaner than some they are replacing. The StreetDeck series incorporates the latest features in bus travel, including next stop audio announcements, USB charging points, free Wi-Fi and superior e-leather seating for up to 100 passengers.

    The new buses will boost support from First’s citywide fleet to comply with the Clean Air Zone, set to be introduced this spring. Existing vehicles on the X6 and 72 routes, which are Euro VI but an older generation engine, will be cascaded to other corridors across Bradford.

    First West Yorkshire has invested £8.1m in the 39 buses with additional funding support of £19,000 per vehicle from Bradford City Council.

    Improving air quality in Bradford is a huge priority and this investment in ultra-low emission demonstrates our commitment to working in partnership with the local authority.

    We hope to see you next Tuesday and if you do have any further questions please let me know.

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