Romiley to Stockport Walking & Cycling Route

Closed 8 Aug 2021

Opened 7 Jul 2021

Overview

We are working hard with Transport for Greater Manchester to reduce air pollution and tackle climate change whilst also encouraging people to become more active. Part of this approach is making it easier for residents to increase the amount of walking and cycling they do on a daily basis.

Work has started on a Greater Manchester-wide programme to make journeys on foot or by bike much easier and more attractive. Chris Boardman, Greater Manchester’s Cycling and Walking Commissioner, unveiled an innovative new plan to create a city-regionwide cycling and walking network.

The Bee Network will be made up of more than 1,800 miles of routes and will be the largest joined-up system of walking and cycling routes in the UK. Once built, the network will better connect every community in Greater Manchester, benefiting 2.7 million people and making cycling and walking a real alternative to the car. The plan is to revolutionise travel across the city-region, making active travel the number one choice for travelling to work, to school and to the shops. The Bee Network will be to the highest standards with routes fit for a 12-year-old, a double buggy or a wheelchair user.

In Stockport we have developed a route between Romiley and Stockport. It is 4 miles long and goes all the way from the Cherry Tree estate in Romiley to the Town Centre. It runs along a combination of off-road paths and quiet roads avoiding busy main roads, but where it does encounter them it provides off road cycle paths and signal-controlled crossings. This scheme will form part of Greater Manchester’s Bee Network and we would like your views on it.

The schematic overview plan is shown below:

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We would like your views on the proposals via the link below and the following pages. The consultation is running until 8 August 2021.

Responses to this consultation will be considered as part of the scheme development process prior to any implementation. If you require any of the detailed plans or response form in an alternative format such as a hard copy, or want to discuss the above please contact the team on 0161 217 6043 or by email at RomileyWalkCycleRoute@stockport.gov.uk.

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Please be aware, due to the anticipated volume of responses we will not be able to enter into detailed correspondence about points raised, however, please be assured all will be considered.

The proposals are co-ordinated with existing routes, the District Centre Improvement scheme on Stockport Rd / Compstall Road and a future Active Neighbourhood. Responses to those schemes have been analysed in the development of the proposals. The Traffic Regulation Orders for the District Centre scheme were recently advertised, the response will be presented to Area Committee in the coming months. Up to date information about these and our other MCF schemes across the Borough is provided at www.stockport.gov.uk/current-proposals.