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Source: City of Salford

Plans for one of Salford’s major roads are now open for a three-week consultation.

Salford City Council is proposing new cycling and pedestrian improvements to Oldfield Road, which runs from Ordsall, across Regent Road and up to Chapel Street.

The scheme would include a cycle lane all the way from Chapel Street to Regent Road, separate from traffic and a CYCLOPS junction at the junction of Liverpool Street and Middlewood Street which keeps pedestrians and cyclists separate from traffic and gives them a signal controlled route through the junction.

Other crossings would be improved and new paving, street furniture, lighting, trees, rain gardens and wildflower grasses added. There are plans for loading bays for local businesses and limited waiting parking bays with restrictions to keep cycleways and footpaths clear, electric vehicle charging points and cycling parking stands and repair hubs.

Councillor Jim Cammell, who leads on cycling for Salford City Council said: “This is all part of sustaining the huge increase and enthusiasm for walking and cycling that we’ve seen this year and encouraging more people to swop some of their journeys to walking or cycling.

“We’ve already improved footpaths and cycleways and planted new trees at Carpino Place, on Chapel Street and the Oldfield Road scheme will make a huge difference to the area as well as linking national cycle routes NCN 6 and NCN 55.”

Salford City Council is working with Transport for Greater Manchester (TfGM) on the proposals and public comments will support a full business case submission to the Greater Manchester Combined Authority (GMCA) to secure funding to for the scheme.

The consultation runs from 26 October to 16 November and you can have your say online via the Commonplace website or via the Mayor’s Cycling and Walking Challenge Fund page, or by email to mcf@salford.gov.uk or by writing to FAO Oldfield Road Corridor, Salford City Council, Civic Centre, Chorley Road, Swinton, Salford M27 5FJ.


Date published
Monday 26 October 2020

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