Information on Greater Manchester's Cycling and Walking Network- Stockport Proposals

Closes 10 Jun 2020

Introduction

Stockport Council has developed a number of proposals across the Borough which have been submitted for funding by MCF. These are shown by the Overview Plan 

It is expected further schemes will follow in the future, up-to-date information on scheme progress will be provided at www.stockport.gov.uk/walkcycle.

The current proposals are summarised below, more information about each scheme and drawings are available over the following pages.

The Heatons Cycle Link – A package of measures to create a route between the Manchester Cycleway (Fallowfield Loop) and the Trans-Pennine Trail. It includes residential streets, off road paths and new crossings to navigate busy roads.

Norris Park Bridge – The proposed bridge would be a landmark cycling and walking route across the M60, linking Heaton Norris Park with Stockport’s town centre. Improved walking and cycling routes through Heaton Norris to the north would complement the new bridge.

Lower Bredbury to Brinnington – Creation of a walking and cycling route linking Brinnington and the Trans Pennine trail with Stockport town centre. The scheme proposals are to upgrade existing footpaths from Brindale.

Road to Welkin Road to allow use by cyclists, equestrians and pedestrians and a new path alongside Welkin Road to Stockport Road West.

Offerton to Stockport – A new and improved pedestrian and cycle route to provide a continuous high standard link between Offerton and Stockport town centre that avoids busy roads. The proposals link existing and new residential areas with the local cycle network and also include a makeover for the Fingerpost Junction including new paving and improved crossings.

Hazel Grove Links –  Measures to link communities and enhance walking and cycling use on off-road routes around Hazel Grove, particularly in Torkington Park and to improve access to Hazel Grove Station.

Bramhall Park to A6An approximately 4km long cycle link from Bramhall Park to Simpson’s Corner in Hazel Grove. It is part of the ‘Stockport East – West Cycle Route’ that will eventually extend from High Lane to Gatley. It is also proposed to link residential areas in Hazel Grove and Bramhall with Hazel Grove Leisure Centre, Bramhall High School, Bramhall Park and Hazel Grove High School. A spur will also link to the A555 at Macclesfield Road.

A555 Community Links – Four new safe and attractive links between the existing multi user path along the A6MARR and residential areas, schools, retail and employment areas in Bramhall, Heald Green and Cheadle Hulme. The proposals include the conversion of existing Public Rights of Ways to bridleways, the creation of new bridleways, and the provision of a new controlled crossing at locations where routes for pedestrians and cyclists cross busy roads and include improved cycle/footpaths between Newlands Avenue and Woodstock Avenue including conversion of the existing signal controlled pedestrian crossing on Gilbent Road to a pedestrian and cycle signal crossing with landscaping areas.

Cheadle Hulme Crossings PackageFour signal controlled crossings on busy roads in Cheadle Hulme to provide access to the wider walking and cycling network and better access to local facilities.