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£7.2m Chorlton Cycleway completion gets go ahead

11 January 2023
The Chorlton Cycleway is a continuous 5km cycle route that will connect Chorlton with Manchester City Centre
The Chorlton Cycleway is a continuous 5km cycle route that will connect Chorlton with Manchester City Centre

Greater Manchester leaders have agreed funding to complete the Chorlton Cycleway – a continuous 5km cycle route connecting Chorlton with Manchester City Centre. The £7.2m project will deliver almost 3km of the route from Seymour Grove to Sandy Lane, including Brooks Bar junction.

The full scheme includes four innovative Cycle Optimised Protected Signal (CYCLOPS) junctions as well as 11 cycle bypasses at bus stops and new and improved crossing facilities.

Changing how people travel and encouraging more people to walk, scoot and cycle is a key part of delivering the city-region’s ambition to have half of all journeys made by public transport or active travel by 2040, says TfGM.

Greater Manchester says it is delivering the UK’s largest cycling and walking network and through the Mayor’s Cycling and Walking Challenge and stresses its steps to enhance safety.

£3.5m will be spent on the renewal and replacement of 91 speed cameras across Greater Manchester, around three-quarters of which are to be positioned on Bee Network active travel routes to help keep cyclists safe.

Active Travel Commissioner for Greater Manchester, Dame Sarah Storey, said: “It’s good to see the funding approval for the upgrade to safety cameras. I’ve placed a big emphasis on road danger reduction in my recent Refreshed Mission for Greater Manchester’s Active Travel Network – with a big part of this being for the region to adopt Vision Zero.”

“Connecting the network and delivering longer routes was another key focus in my priorities.

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