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£7MILLION CYCLE AND WALKING ROUTES FOR SALFORD ANNOUNCED
 

Star date: 20th September 2018

MONTON, SWINTON AND TRINITY WAY TO GET NEW CYCLE PATHS

Transport for Greater Manchester has announced a plan for £7.1million worth of cycle paths and walkways in Monton, Swinton and Trinity Way, with Salford City Council contributing £1.2million towards the total cost.

"The people of Greater Manchester will soon have a genuine choice in how they travel, ensuring that they and their children have a viable and attractive alternative to the car" says Chris Boardman, Greater Manchester Cycling and Walking Commissioner.

Full details here...


Transport for Greater Manchester (TfGM) has announced plans for six major cycle paths and walkways, three of which are in Salford at a cost of £7.1million...

Monton is getting six new parallel zebra crossings, a two mile cycling route on quiet streets and a new footway, at a cost of £1.6million.

The 'Swinton Greenway' project will see an off-road walking and cycling corridor connecting Swinton to Monton, plus links into the route, at a cost of £4.6 million, with Salford City Council contributing £1.2million.

The Trinity Way/Springfield Lane junction will see improved pedestrian crossings and 'the potential for parallel cycle crossings' at a cost of £900,000.

The bulk of the money is coming from the Greater Manchester Mayor's Cycling and Walking Challenge Fund, and arrives on the back of the announcement in June that £1.5billion will be spent on such schemes in the near future (see previous Salford Star article – click here)

"The latest six schemes bring our total to 21 projects which is a brilliant achievement just three months after we launched our plans for the UK's most ambitious cycling and walking network" says Greater Manchester's Cycling and Walking Commissioner, Chris Boardman.

"We're really pleased that things are moving at such a fast pace" he adds "The people of Greater Manchester will soon have a genuine choice in how they travel, ensuring that they and their children have a viable and attractive alternative to the car."

Since launching the first draft of the cycling and walking network map online last month, the website has received over 3,500 comments from people across Greater Manchester, and it is open for more comments until 30th September.
For more details click here

The other projects announced are:

Hazel Grove, Stockport – improvements to foot and bike access to Hazel Grove centre and area around the rail station. The total cost of the project is expected to be £900,000 with £200,000 contributed by Stockport Council.

Talbot Road, Trafford – enhancement of cycle facilities currently under construction on Talbot Road, with upgrade to the junctions at Chester Road and Great Stone Road, including dedicated crossings for people travelling on foot and by bike. The project is expected to cost in the region of £1.1 million.

Standish Mineral Line, Wigan - a 1.6 mile long traffic-free path serving new housing developments and providing new links to existing cycle schemes. It is expected to cost in the region of £700,000.

The schemes are expected to be rubber stamped by the Greater Manchester Combined Authority (GMCA) next week.

Also see previous related Salford Star article on the £37,000 Bike Hangars in Salford – click here

arse over tit cyclist wrote
at 17:37:10 on 20 September 2018
It is good to know we have a bolshevik commisar for cycling. What good advice does he have for people riding near tram tracks?.Perhaps the star should ask him about this. When he comes back with the stock answer ,perhaps you could then ask him why this good advice does not apply to our world beating racing cyclists ,of which we have many round here. These people I know for a fact, are ordered by the British team not to ride anywhere near a road with tram tracks.They are explicitly told never to cross a track on a bike. These are the best riders in the world, alert young people who can ride at speeds of up to 70 mph in a race. why can they not ride near tram tracks yet it is safe for us? Trams and bikes do not mix. Go on Salford Star, ask him.
 
wrote
at 17:35:56 on 20 September 2018
I thought that's what pavements are for! The designated cycle lanes around higher Broughton and kersal are clearly only there to augment the pavement cycle tracks so beloved by two wheel fraternity. Don't say the roads are too dangerous,( they clearly demand vigilance and respect), otherwise what is the point of having cycle lanes/ pathways ?
 
Gareth L wrote
at 11:14:31 on 20 September 2018
Let's have some green space to cycle in!!!
 
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