Broadstone Road (Reddish) Highway Scheme – New Toucan Crossing

Closed 12 Feb 2023

Opened 25 Jan 2023

Feedback updated 2 Oct 2023

We asked

We asked for your views on the proposed implementation of a Toucan Crossing on Broadstone Road and the associated provision of raised junction tables, footway buildouts and dropped kerbs with tactile paving on Broadstone Road, Keswick Road and Briarfield Road. These proposals are being developed as part of the Government’s City Region Sustainable Transport Settlement (CRSTS) Bus Pinch Points scheme to support sustainable travel choices and improve safety whilst maintaining and managing the performance of our existing transport network.

You said

A total of 104 responses were received with 59% of respondents supporting the proposals to introduce the Toucan Crossing, whilst 39% were against and 2% were impartial. Associated proposals were also generally supported by respondents; the proposals to introduce raised table junctions, and bus stop upgrades received 62% & 56% of agreement respectively.

We did

Following the overall positive feedback from the consultation exercise, the proposed works were recommended for approval at the Central Stockport Area Committee held in March 2023 and subsequently approved by the Cabinet Member. We expect the TRO’s to be advertised in Autumn 2023. Subject to further funding, the scheme will now progress through Detailed Design to be constructed in early 2024.


We are proposing a new Toucan (signal-controlled, pedestrian and cyclist) Crossing on Broadstone Road, Reddish between Briarfield Road and Keswick Road. The crossing aims to support sustainable travel choices and improve safety of pedestrians and cyclists crossing Broadstone Road.

The proposed scheme would be paid for by the Government’s City Region Sustainable Transport Settlement (CRSTS) and Transforming Cities Funding. These are national investment funds to improve local transport networks, access for local businesses and organisations, and to help residents get to amenities in their communities.

An element of the fund is allocated to ‘Bus Pinch Point’ schemes. These are schemes that aim to reduce bus travel time and improve safety for bus users.

The scheme for Broadstone Road comprises the following proposals:

  • A new Toucan (signal-controlled, pedestrian and cyclist) Crossing located between Briarfield Road and Keswick Road. This would improve access to the bus stops either side of the crossing.
  • To provide adequate width on the footways for shared pedestrian and cyclist use, build-outs will be installed to widen the footways on Broadstone Road, Keswick Road and Briarfield Road. The build outs will also narrow the mouth of the side road junctions, reducing vehicle entry speeds and reducing the crossing distance for pedestrians. All existing driveway accesses will be retained. The No Waiting at Any Time (double yellow lines) would be extended from the junctions along the side roads where the carriageway is narrowed.
  • Raised junction tables will also be installed on the side roads of Keswick Road and Briarfield Road to further reduce vehicle speeds on entry/exit and raise the level of the carriageway to improve cycle access to/from the shared footways. Onward cycling would be in the carriageway.
  • The existing, southbound bus stop platform will be upgraded on the eastern side of Broadstone Road, south of Briarfield Road.
  • Tactile paving to be provided at side road junctions to assist the blind and partially sighted to cross.
  • Existing tree stump to be removed.

We would like to hear your views on the proposals, and specifically to what extent you agree or disagree with them.

Please view the proposals and provide your feedback via the link at the bottom of this page. The consultation is running until 12th February.

All responses to this consultation will be considered as part of the scheme development process prior to any implementation. Due to the anticipated volume of responses, please be aware we will not be able to enter detailed correspondence with individuals about points raised.

Delivery of the scheme is subject to approval and funding being agreed by the Government’s City Regional Sustainable Transport Settlement (CRSTS) scheme. If approved and awarded funding, the scheme would be delivered in phases from later this year.

For future updates on this scheme and to find out more about active travel across Stockport, visit

If you would like hard copy information and/or response forms, or to discuss any of the above, please contact the team by phone on 0161 217 6043 or email at



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