Quiet Lanes

Closed 3 Jul 2022

Opened 6 Jun 2022


In 2020 we launched a Safe Streets Save Lives campaign to create enhanced opportunity for active travel. This enabled people to socially distance during essential journeys and exercise through the COVID-19 pandemic and recovery period.

As part of this and detailed via the link at the bottom of this page, ‘Quiet Lanes’ were introduced on several roads across the borough, including:

  • Quarry Road, Gillbertbank, High Lane and Werneth Low Road in Romiley and Woodley;
  • Sandhill Lane, Smithy Lane, Ley Lane, Mill Brow, Hollywood Road, Church Road and Gibb Lane in Marple Bridge/ Mellor; 
  • Bruntwood Lane in Cheadle

Quiet Lanes are minor rural roads that pay special attention to the needs of pedestrians, cyclists, horse riders and those with mobility impairment. They are intended to enable such users to enjoy country lanes more safely.

The use of gateway and repeater signage highlights to motorists that the road is a shared-use facility, encouraging slower speeds and a culture of respect for other users.

Subject to funding, it is proposed that the features remain in place on a permanent basis. We would like to hear your views on the Quiet Lanes that have been introduced, and specifically to what extent you agree or disagree with the proposal to retain the features, as opposed to arranging for them to be removed.

Please provide your feedback via the link at the bottom of this page. The consultation is running until 3rd July.

We will not reply to all individuals but will collate and consider all responses received as part of the decision-making process.

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 walkcycle@stockport.gov.uk.



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