Council to consult with residents over pop-up cycle lanes

Trafford Council is to consult with residents over the future of the temporary pop-up cycle lanes across the borough.

The lanes on the A56 Chester Road, Bridgewater Way and Edge Lane were installed during lockdown in 2019 to encourage social distancing and promote active travel including walking and cycling.

The Council will now be launching a consultation with residents in the first week of November, 2021, to ask them their views on the cycle lanes.  

The consultation is not intended to be a referendum but is intended to gauge viewpoints from the public in identifying new and relevant information to consider when finalising a decision to replace the pop-up cycle lane. The consultation will begin in the week commencing 1 November 2021 for a period of six weeks until 12 December 2021.

Cllr Stephen Adshead, Trafford Council’s Executive Member for Environment, Air Quality and Climate Change, said:

“The temporary cycle lanes were installed during the early lockdown as part of a campaign by the Government and local authorities to promote active travel and social distancing.

“We have now reached a point where more cars are back on the roads and we need to assess how we manage the increased traffic whilst also supporting active travel.  We will work very closely with residents on this and give everyone in the area the chance to have their say on the lanes and their future. I would urge as many people as possible to take part in the consultation in the week beginning November 1, 2021.”

Residents will be given details of how to take part in the consultation in the next few weeks.

Posted on Monday 18th October 2021