Residents asked for their views on walking and cycling plans

Residents are being asked their views on Trafford Council’s plans to improve walking and cycling facilities in Old Trafford, Longford and Gorse Hill.

The Council has launched a public consultation on the proposals to make some of the busiest sections of the areas safer for both pedestrians and cyclists.

The plans involve enhancing walking and cycling facilities along Talbot Road at the junction with Seymour Grove and Chester Road and linking with the junction of Boyer Street.

Trafford Council is working with Amey, under the One Trafford Partnership, on the improvements for a future Mayor’s Challenge Fund (MCF) funding bid.

 The project is designed to: 

  • Improve the junction of Talbot Road/Boyer Street to make the crossing point shorter and safer.
  • Adjust the angle at which vehicles turn into and out of Boyer Street so that vehicles slow down.
  • Provide a ‘Sparrow Crossing’ where pedestrians and cyclists can separately cross the road in parallel without conflict.
  • Provide a segregated cycle track along Talbot Road to link with the junction of White City Way, which is scheduled to be upgraded up to the junction with Chester Road, close to Carver Street.

 The route along Talbot Road is well used by commuters and students, and links in with the Council’s plan to provide a quality corridor to access places of work, education and leisure facilities, and key public transport points in and around this area. The MCF was established to enhance the quality of the cycling and walking infrastructure across Greater Manchester with the aim of making walking and cycling the natural choices for shorter journeys. 

Cllr Aidan Williams, Trafford Council’s Executive Member for Climate Change, said: “Trafford Council is totally committed to active travel and making the roads safer for drivers, cyclists and pedestrians. The aim of this scheme is to provide safer facilities for cyclists and pedestrians in this part of Old Trafford. I would urge as many residents as possible to take part in our consultation and give us your views on the plans.” 

The consultation will start the week beginning 22th May 2023 and will finish on June 18. Residents who wish to have their say and see the proposals in greater detail can do so by visiting the Trafford Council's Citizen Space page - 

For more information on the scheme, visit the council website - Talbot Road/Seymour Grove/Chester Road & Talbot Road/Boyer Street – Cycling and Walking Improvements (


If you have any queries, please write to, or follow the conversation on Twitter @OneTrafford.



Posted on Monday 22nd May 2023