Trafford Road is one of the three areas within Greater Manchester that could develop a new cycling and walking route.

The cycling and walking route project at Trafford Road is set to include:

  • one mile of new footway level cycle track
  • a parallel walking route
  • six upgraded junctions ensuring cyclists are protected from motor traffic
  • eight bus stop bypasses

Greater Manchester’s Cycling and Walking Commissioner, Chris Boardman, said:

“We’ve now got some fantastic schemes in the pipeline and we want to fast-track works as much as possible to kick-start Greater Manchester’s transformation into a cleaner and greener city-region.


The plans will also provide an increased capacity for motor traffic and are set to cost around £19.8 million, with £4.8 million coming direct from the Mayor’s Challenge Fund, £10.5 million from the Government’s Growth Deal and a further £4.5 million from Salford City Council.

Boardman continued:

“We know that all councils are now working on further schemes and I’d encourage people to keep in touch with their local authority to find out and feed in to what’s planned in their areas.

In the New Year, we’ll be publishing the second draft of our network map that will reflect the thousands of comments we’ve had from local people. The map will then be used in collaboration with the districts to help us prioritise future schemes.”

The project also features improved cycling and walking routes in Wigan, including Gidlow, Swinley and improvements to the Bridgewater Canal in Astley.

The plans are set to be reviewed by Greater Manchester Combined Authority next week.




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