A tale of two masterplans

As I’ve covered in some recent posts, Trafford Council have published a refreshed masterplan for Stretford, based predominantly around the UA92 proposals. They’ve been consulting residents about these proposals, having hosted a number of sessions with locals. They also have an online questionnaire for people to give their views, deadline is 19 December 2017. Continue reading “A tale of two masterplans”

Metrolink Trafford Park Line – Latest designs

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”

What does the Stretford Public Realm scheme tells us about Trafford Council’s intentions for UA92?

News of the UA92 scheme and refreshed masterplan came out of the blue, when they were announced in September. And they’ve received a fair amount of media attention, no doubt helped by the involvement of Gary Neville and Class of 92. Continue reading “What does the Stretford Public Realm scheme tells us about Trafford Council’s intentions for UA92?”

Davyhulme Road East, a collision waiting to happen

Davyhulme Road East is your typical suburban through road. For most of its length, it had two lanes, but widens to five lanes at the A56 / Chester Road end. Most of the road is residential, with a shopping parade at one end and two primary schools Victoria Park Junior School and St Ann’s R.C. Primary School. Continue reading “Davyhulme Road East, a collision waiting to happen”

Metrolink Trafford Park Line – Trafford Wharf update

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”

Stretford public realm final drawings

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”

RIP Stretford subways, and good luck to all who use the surface crossings

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”