Stockport to Edgeley Walking & Cycling Improvements

Closed 2 Jul 2021

Opened 7 Jun 2021

Overview

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 region-wide cycling and walking network.

The 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.

In Stockport we have been working with Transport for Greater Manchester to develop the following proposal, which we would like your feedback on. This scheme will form part of Greater Manchester’s Bee Network and provide an improved pedestrian and cycle route between Edgeley and Stockport town centre.

The proposals include links to:

  • Stockport College;
  • The Markets area of Stockport;
  • Stockport Rail Station; and
  • Stockport’s newly developed Interchange and Podium Park.

Walking and cycling improvements for the Markets area are currently being developed and will be subject to a separate public consultation later this year.

A key part of the scheme will be the replacement of the former pedestrian bridge between King Street West and Thomson Street over the railway line with a 5m-wide, segregated pedestrian and cycle bridge. This is being delivered by Network Rail in partnership with Stockport Council and Transport for Greater Manchester.

Stockport’s new Transport Interchange is being built on the existing bus station site with construction starting this summer. Plans include the creation of a Podium Park above the interchange with pedestrian and cycling connections to the Trans Pennine Trail and an improved route to the station via a new bridge over Daw Bank.  While these elements have been subject to previous public consultations, this scheme will also introduce connecting cycling and walking routes via new crossings on Station Rd and the A6 Wellington Rd North.

The schematic overview plan:

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The key plan:

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Detailed scheme descriptions and drawings are shown on the following pages.

We would like your views on the proposals via this web page. The consultation is running until 2 July 2021.

Reponses to this consultation will be considered as part of the scheme development and approval process prior to any implementation. Due to the anticipated volume of responses we will not be able to enter into correspondence about points raised.

If you have any questions about the proposals, or require any of the materials in an alternative format, please do not hesitate to contact the team on 0161 474 2299 or at edgeleytostockport@stockport.gov.uk.

More information about the wider MCF project is provided online via www.stockport.gov.uk/topic/cycling-and-walking-in-stockport.