On 15 December 2017, Greater Manchester’s walking and cycling commissioner, Chris Boardman published his much anticipated report. Here’s the official press release from GMCA and the report itself can be downloaded as a PDF. If you don’t want to download the report, you can view it below. Continue reading “Made to Move – Chris Boardman’s plan to transform walking and cycling in Greater Manchester”
TfGM have recently circulated designs for the Metrolink Trafford Park Line, including details of the changes that’ll affect cycling in the area. We have been told the design is now at an advanced stage, but TfGM are welcoming comments and suggestions for improvement on the details from a user’s perspective. How likely they are to make any significant changes though, I’m not sure. Continue reading “Metrolink Trafford Park Line – Latest designs”
It’s been a while since there’s been an update on the progress of the Metrolink Trafford Park Line (TPL). There’s been nothing new published since a number of planning applications appeared on Trafford Council’s planning site back in January. Though preparatory works have been continuing along the route. Continue reading “Metrolink Trafford Park Line – Trafford Wharf update”
I’ve now received the final drawings for the Stretford public realm improvements, as well as the Stage 2 Road Safety Audit. In keeping with the whole consultation, these have only become available after work has already started and don’t appear to have been published anywhere or shared publicly. Continue reading “Stretford public realm final drawings”
As of 18 April 2017, work has commenced on phase 1 of Trafford Council’s Stretford public realm scheme. The scheme will see the closure of three of the four subways and will add an additional right turn lane onto Edge Lane for motor traffic. Further details in this post from July 2016. Continue reading “RIP Stretford subways, and good luck to all who use the surface crossings”
I’m a resident of Stretford, and I’ve been following Trafford Council’s proposals for the public realm around Stretford for some time.
I’ve had opportunity to spend a reasonable amount of time in London over the years, though I’ve never lived there permanently. I’ve only previously cycled in London once as part of a Fat Tire Bike Tour, so I can’t say I’ve really experienced riding in London properly.