A TWO-way cycle lane, 20mph speed limits, tree planting, more pedestrian crossings and small park areas are some of the features that could be seen along Manningham Lane in the near future.

This evening evening a public consultation into plans to turn the key route between Bradford and Shipley into a “sustainable transport corridor” began.

And as part of the consultation a series of images showing what the busy street could look like in a few years time have been released.

The project is part of the £47 million Bradford Shipley Route Improvement Scheme, that will also include works to increase capacity on Canal Road/Valley Road.

£95 million plan to free up traffic in congested corridor between Bradford, Brighouse and Huddersfield

Bradford Council is seeking funding for the project from the West Yorkshire-plus Transport Fund, and the Leeds City Region Growth Deal - which provide cash for infrastructure projects across the region.

More details of the Manningham Lane aspect of the scheme have now been revealed as part of the consultation, which runs until July 5.

They show that a vast swathe of the city between Bradford city centre and Shipley will become a 20mph zone.

A segregated, two lane cycleway will run the entire length of the road, with another starting at the Queens Road junction and linking to the City Connect cycleway on Valley Road.

There will be tree planting along the road, with some garden areas.

Parking enforcement cameras will be installed to prevent cars from parking on pavements or in cycleways, an issue the Council says is "common" along the route.

There will be new parking bays created to prevent parked cars from blocking traffic, and new "speed tables" will be installed to prevent speeding.

Some roads that lead to the street will be blocked off to Manningham Lane, with others becoming one way.

Bradford Council says: "The scheme aims to reduce traffic congestion, improve air quality and increase road safety. We want to encourage more people to use buses, walk or cycle. A key local benefit of the scheme will be improvements to green spaces along the route, providing pockets of wildlife areas and pleasant walking paths which can be used by residents.

"Highway improvements are expected to solve many of the accessibility issues that restrict growth in the area and create more opportunities for local employment.

"Highway improvements will support the delivery of new housing and economic developments in the short term as well as opening up long term development opportunities in the area particularly in Airedale and Wharfedale through releasing transport constraints.

There will be a consultation on the full plan - including the work to Canal/Valley Road, in Autumn. Full approval for the scheme is not expected until 2022, with work to be completed by 2025.

People can have their say on the consultation by visiting here