New crossings proposed to make on foot and by bike travel easier

Residents in Trafford are being asked for their views on proposed new crossings which are being created to enable more people to travel on foot or by bike for local trips.

The proposed crossings, which are now under consultation, will enable more journeys to happen without cars. The consultation launched on 2 August and will run until 10 September 2021.

Councillor Stephen Adshead, Trafford Council’s Executive Member for Environmental and Regulatory Services, said:

“Making the borough a greener and safer place is a major priority for Trafford Council and this scheme, if approved, will help contribute to this by taking cars off the roads.

We are committed to supporting schemes which allow more people to walk and cycle safely across our borough. This will of course lead to cleaner air and huge health benefits for residents.”

Commenting on the plans, Transport Commissioner, Chris Boardman, said:

“A new or upgraded crossing might seem a small change to a street but it can have a huge impact on the daily experience for local people.

If we make our roads more pleasant and easier to navigate on foot, by bike, scooting or wheeling, we’ll enable thousands more everyday trips to happen without cars. That’s good for our mental and physical health, great for kids, helps to clean up the air and saves money. I’d encourage Oldham and Trafford residents to get involved and have their say on these new proposed crossings.”

The proposed crossings are:

    • Implementing a new controlled walking and cycling crossing across Dunham Road at the junction with Gorsey Lane, Altrincham.
    • Upgrading the crossing facilities at the junction of Shaftesbury Avenue and Aimson Road East, Timperley, providing walking and cycling facilities on all arms creating a Cycle Optimised Protected Signals (CYCLOPS) style junction.

To view the consulation page visit


Posted on Thursday 5th August 2021