Trafford Council is asking residents their views on proposals to upgrade walking and cycling facilities along the A5014 Chester Road in Old Trafford.
Following a public consultation in 2021 – where residents were asked for their views on different options for the future of the pop-up cycle lanes – feedback given by residents has been analysed and an interim solution is now being proposed for A5014 Chester Road. The next phase of consultation, which will began on November 21, 2022, will be looking into proposals to replace the temporary pop-up cycle lanes along A56 Bridgewater Way as the first part of a two-phase interim scheme.
The objective of the proposals is to free up congestion on Bridgewater Way while still providing safer active travel infrastructure on an alternative route and encouraging people to opt for non-motorised forms of transport, such as walking and cycling. The scheme will be temporary but would be replaced with a permanent design in the future.
The proposals include removing the cones, introducing lightly segregated cycle lanes in each direction (between 1.5m and 2.0m wide), and removing existing uncontrolled crossings. They also include the introduction of two new zebra crossings and shortening the right turn lane on the A56 Bridgewater Way junction approach.
The four-week consultation will give Trafford residents the opportunity to give their thoughts on the proposals which, if successful, are expected to be implemented in Spring 2023. A second phase of proposals targeting the section of the A56 Chester Road from M60 Junction 7 to Talbot Road, is currently in the preliminary design stage and will be consulted on once this stage is complete.
Chris Morris, Trafford Council’s Director of Transport, Highways and the Environment, said: “Our first consultation was extremely thorough and we received a large number of responses. With this scheme, we are hoping to alleviate congestion on this route and yet retain a robust cycle lane which allows cyclists to travel in safety. We would encourage as many residents as possible to take part in this consultation as we are very interested in your views on the proposals.”
The consultation commences the week beginning 21st November 2022 and you can open this link to give your views - https://trafford.citizenspace.com/place/atf-a56-corridor-phase-1. For more information on the scheme visit the web page www.trafford.gov.uk/A56Corridor. If you have any further queries please write to us at A56Corridor@amey.co.uk, or follow the conversation on Twitter @OneTrafford.
Posted on Tuesday 22nd November 2022