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Cycling and Walking in Tameside



 

The Mayors Challenge Fund (MCF) aims to kick start the delivery of Chris Boardman’s vision for Greater Manchester to become a city region where walking and cycling are the natural choices for shorter journeys.  This supports Greater Manchester's Transport Strategy 2040, the Made to Move report and the Bee Network infrastructure proposal.


The MCF has so far made £160 million available to deliver schemes across Greater Manchester.  These schemes are to be delivered between now and 2022. 
 

What is the Bee Network?

The Bee Network proposal is a vision to make Greater Manchester an easier place for people to get around on foot or by bike.
Our aim is to make the region a nicer place to live, work, get on and grow old and to connect every neighbourhood and community, while helping people to be less dependent on cars.

The proposal is a vision for Greater Manchester to become the very first city-region in the UK to have a fully joined-up cycling and walking network: the most comprehensive in Britain covering over 1,800 miles.

This link provides access to the Bee Network routes being planned across Greater Manchester: https://mappinggm.org.uk/bee-network/
 

The Bee Network in Tameside

 
We want to create a genuine culture of walking and cycling in Tameside so that it becomes the natural choice for as many short trips as possible. 

In Tameside, it is estimated that we spend £26m per annum in avoidable costs to the health system. This is due to treating people for illnesses that could have been prevented if people were more physically active.  When you couple that with the fact that 30% of trips under 1km in Greater Manchester are made by car, the equivalent of 15 minutes walking or 4 minutes cycling, the benefits and need for an improved system becomes instantly clear.  Not only is walking and cycling good for our health and will reduce pressures on our services, but it reduces congestion and improves air quality too.

To help make walking and cycling the easier and safer option, we have developed a number of schemes to improve our walking and cycling infrastructure across the borough.  The Council has successfully secured, in principle approval, from the Greater Manchester Combined Authority (GMCA) for 11 potential new walking and cycling infrastructure schemes.   We now need to develop the schemes further and need to obtain your views.  The expectation is that, subject to funding, additional walking and cycling schemes will be submitted for consideration in the future.

To read about Tameside’s proposed Bee Network schemes click here:

 

Have your Say….

The Council will be running a consultation between 10 February 2020 – 6 March 2020.

During this time, we would like your views on the proposed Bee Network schemes.

Have Your Say

Please fill in the survey(s) below for the individual proposed scheme(s).  Your comments will be collected and analysed and will help to inform the development of the scheme(s).  Scheme specific drawings and surveys will be added as the schemes are developed.  As the schemes will be delivered over a two year period the designs are at different stages of development. Some of the schemes will therefore be subject to further consultation as proposals are developed.

 

Public Drop In Events

Date

Time

Venue

Wednesday
12 February

5.30pm – 7pm

Dukinfield Town Hall
Jubilee Hall
Dukinfield
SK16 4LA

Tuesday
18 February

Family event showcasing Tameside’s Cycling and Walking offer

12pm – 4pm

Ashton Market Square
Ashton-under-Lyne
OL6 6BH

Thursday
20 February

2pm – 6pm

Tameside One Library
Hegginbottom Suite
Market Square
Ashton-under-Lyne
OL6 6BH

Tuesday
25 February

1pm – 4pm

Ashton Indoor Market Hall
Tameside Wellbeing Corner
Bow Street
Ashton-under-Lyne
OL6 6BZ

Friday
28 February

10am – 1pm

Hyde Town Hall
Rutherford Suite
Hyde
SK14 1AL

Tuesday
3 March
2pm – 4pm Stalybridge Civic Hall
Trinity Street
Stalybridge
SK15 2BN

 
Click here for details of the Cycling and Walking Infrastructure Improvements consultation programme
 

The proposed schemes are:

1.     Chadwick Dam, Ashton and Stalybridge

  • Extension of the cycling and walking provision that was recently installed and completed in 2019.
  • Improve the connections from Chadwick Dam towards Ridge Hill, Mellor Road, Tameside Hospital, Mossley Road and the residential areas to the north of Ashton. 
  • Provision of a new crossing of Mossley Road to improve access between the park and Rose Hill Road to the north.


We would like your feedback on the scheme.  This will be the last opportunity for the general public to comment on these plans.  Further discussions will be held with people directly affected by the scheme where necessary.
 
Click here to view the Chadwick Dam, Ashton and Stalybridge plans:

Click here to provide feedback on the Chadwick Dam, Ashton and Stalybridge proposals:  

           

2.     Hill Street to Trafalgar Square, Ashton

  • This scheme will improve cycle connectivity between the A627 Cavendish Street and the A6017 Stockport Road.
  • Improvements are planned at several locations along the route, including Hill Street, Victoria Street, Cambridge Street and Trafalgar Square.
  • The proposals include a contraflow cycle lane, to facilitate cycle movements in both directions, and cycle linkages at existing no-through roads. 


We would like your feedback on the scheme.  This will be the last opportunity for the general public to comment on these plans.  Further discussions will be held with people directly affected by the scheme where necessary.
 
Click here to view the Hill Street to Trafalgar Square, Ashton plans:

Click here to provide feedback on the Hill Street to Trafalgar Square, Ashton proposals:  

 

3.     Stamford Drive, Stalybridge

  • An improved environment for the local neighbourhoods south of the A635 Stamford Street between Ashton and Stalybridge.
  • Using a ‘Filtered Neighbourhood’ approach to reduce the speed of vehicles and to reduce rat-running by through traffic will create an environment that is safer and easier for pedestrians and cyclists to negotiate.
  • This will provide an east – west route away from the busy A635, as well as improving the environment for local residents.


We would like your views and feedback on the scheme.  Further consultation will take place, in the local neighbourhood, as the plans are developed.
 
Click here to view the Stamford Drive, Stalybridge plans:

Click here to provide feedback on the Stamford Drive, Stalybridge proposals:  

 

4.     Clarendon Road, Audenshaw

  • Provision of a new crossing of Audenshaw Road for walkers and cyclists, to connect Clarendon Road with Kershaw Lane in Audenshaw.
  • This will improve both east – west and north – south connectivity to link existing facilities, routes and neighbourhoods.


We would like your views and feedback on the scheme.  Further consultation will take place, in the local neighbourhood, as the plans are developed.
 
Click here to view the Clarendon Road, Audenshaw plans:

Click here to provide feedback on the Clarendon Road, Audenshaw proposals:  

 

5.     Rayner Lane, Droylsden and Audenshaw

  • The scheme will deliver improved links between residential areas in Droylsden and Audenshaw and improve the connection towards the Ashton Moss Metrolink stop.


We would like your feedback on the scheme.  This will be the last opportunity for the general public to comment on these plans.  Further discussions will be held with people directly affected by the scheme where necessary.
 
Click here to view the Rayner Lane, Droylsden and Audenshaw plans:

Click here to provide feedback on the Rayner Lane, Droylsden and Audenshaw proposals:  

 

6.     Ross Lave Lane, Denton and Reddish Vale

  • Creation of a more attractive route for cyclists and a more accessible path for all users from Penny Lane in Stockport to residential areas in Denton.


We would like your feedback on the scheme.  This will be the last opportunity for the general public to comment on these plans.  Further discussions will be held with people directly affected by the scheme where necessary.
 
Click here to view the Ross Lave Lane, Denton and Reddish Vale plans:

Click here to provide feedback on the Ross Lave Lane, Denton and Reddish Vale proposals:  

 

7.     A57 Crown Point Junction, Denton

  • A re-modelled junction to provide protected space and facilities for cyclists on the approaches and at the junction itself.
  • The wide pedestrian footways will be retained or improved. 
  • Significantly reduce potential conflict between cyclists and motor traffic.
  • Segregated cycle facilities will continue along the A57 either side of the junction.
  • The scheme will also improve the environment for walking and cycling creating a sense of place and a more attractive shopping destination.


We would like your views and feedback on the scheme.  Further consultation will take place, in the local neighbourhood, as the plans are developed.
 
Click here to view the A57 Crown Point Junction, Denton plans:

Click here to provide feedback on the A57 Crown Point Junction, Denton proposals:  

 

8.     Ashton Streetscape (Albion Way), Ashton

  • This scheme forms part of the next stage of the ongoing Public Realm works, to the north of Ashton town centre, to promote economic growth and investment.  The scheme will:
    • Deliver improved links between the new developments in the town centre.
    • Reduce the severance impact of through traffic movements on the A6043 Wellington Road / Albion Way corridor.
    • Provide cycle facilities along this east – west route as well as improved pedestrian and cycle crossings into the town centre.
    • Reduce traffic speeds to help improve air quality and road safety.
    • Deliver an improved environment for walking and cycling creating a sense of place and a more attractive route.


We would like your views and feedback on the scheme.  Further consultation will take place, in the local neighbourhood, as the plans are developed.
 
Click here to view the Ashton Streetscape (Albion Way), Ashton plans:

Click here to provide feedback on the Ashton Streetscape (Albion Way), Ashton proposals:  

 

9.   Ashton South (Stamford Street), Ashton

  • Cycle routes will be established to help strengthen links with the wider town centre, including the Transport Interchange, helping to promote economic growth.
  • Additional cycle parking will make cycling more attractive and accessible to a wider range of people. 
  • Appropriate measures will be introduced to reduce rat running.


We would like your views and feedback on the scheme.  Further consultation will take place, in the local neighbourhood, as the plans are developed.
 
Click here to view the Ashton South (Stamford Street), Ashton plans:

Click here to provide feedback on the Ashton South (Stamford Street), Ashton proposals:  

 

10.   Manchester Road Link Bridge, Audenshaw

  • This will link existing walking and cycling routes to the north and south and will link residential areas to the adjacent retail park.


We would like your views and feedback on the scheme.  Further consultation will take place, in the local neighbourhood, as the plans are developed.
 
Click here to view the Manchester Road Link Bridge, Audenshaw plans:

Click here to provide feedback on the Manchester Road Link Bridge, Audenshaw proposals:  

 

11.   A57 Denton to Hyde

  • This scheme will deliver the second stage of the A57 Bee Network corridor through Tameside, which forms a key east – west route between Manchester and Derbyshire.
  • The scheme will provide segregated cycle lanes along this corridor with new crossing points.


We would like your views and feedback on the scheme.  Further consultation will take place, in the local neighbourhood, as the plans are developed.
 
Click here to view the A57 Denton to Hyde:

Click here to provide feedback on the A57 Denton to Hyde proposals: