STOCKPORT Council is asking residents to have their say on Stockport Walk Cycle, a number of exciting walking and cycling projects as part of The Bee Network, a Greater Manchester-wide programme.
The council has started work on the proposals that are part of an innovative new plan to create a cycling and walking network in the region.
The Bee Network, the brainchild of Chris Boardman, Greater Manchester’s Cycling and Walking Commissioner, will consist of more than 1,800 miles of routes.
In support of this ambition, Andy Burnham, the Mayor of Greater Manchester has allocated £160million to the Mayor’s Cycling and Walking Challenge Fund.
The project in Stockport will come under the banner of ‘Stockport Walk Cycle’ and the aim is to make journeys on foot or by bike much easier and more attractive.
In Stockport, the council has developed and requested funding from the Mayor’s Cycling and Walking Challenge Fund for the following proposals:
- The Heatons cycle link
- Heaton Norris Park Bridge
- Lower Bredbury to Brinnington
- Offerton to Stockport
- Hazel Grove Links
- Bramhall Park to A6
- A555 Community Links
- Cheadle Hulme Crossings Package
Cllr David Meller, Cabinet Member for Economy and Regeneration, said:
“We want Stockport to become pioneers when it comes to cycling and walking routes in Greater Manchester: I want us to lead on this in Greater Manchester.
“The Mayoral Challenge Fund is key to this aim and I want residents to let us know what they think about the proposals on the table. It’s absolutely essential these proposals have the support of local communities and we take a bottom-up approach.
“Our main aim is to increase the number of our residents who cycle and walk to their destination – whether that be it to work or for leisure. Not only will this help us achieve cleaner air, but it will help achieve safer roads as well.
“Our proposals showcase our belief in the Greater Manchester Cycle Bee Network and the positives that it will bring to the environment and the region as a whole. I hope residents get involved with the consultation over the next few weeks.”
There will be a four-week consultation on these proposals, starting from today, October 7 to November 4, where residents will be able to have their say.
10 October – Ladybridge Club, SK8 5PX, 2pm-5pm
11 October – Heaton Norris Community Club, SK4 1HZ, 2pm-8pm
14 October – Brinnington First, SK5 8EN, 2pm-5pm
15 October – Hazel Grove Civic Hall, SK7 4DF, 2pm-8pm
16 October – Woodbank Community Centre, SK1 4BN, 2pm-8pm
18 October – Bramhall Village Club, SK7 1LR, 2pm-8pm
24 October – 2nd Bramhall Scout Hut, SK7 2NP, 2pm-8pm
29 October – The Heatons Centre, SK4 4DQ, 3pm-8pm
30 October – Merseyway, former Grainger Games unit, 2pm-8pm
31 October – Fingerpost Pub, Offerton, SK1 4QA, 2pm-8pm
Residents will also be asked to visit the council’s ‘have your say’ section on their website. The council will forward a paper copy of the questionnaire to people who don’t have access to a computer.
The ‘Have Your Say’ section will also feature a full description of each scheme plus drawings.