About Stockport Walk Cycle
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, has unveiled an innovative new plan to create a city region wide cycling and walking network that includes the borough of Stockport.
The Bee Network will consist of more than 1,800 miles of routes, including almost 400 miles of Dutch style segregated bike lanes. It will be the largest joined up system of walking and cycling routes in the UK.
Once built, the network will help to connect communities in Greater Manchester, benefiting 2.7 million people and making cycling and walking a real alternative to using the car.
In support of this ambition, the Mayor of Greater Manchester has given £160 million to the Mayor’s Cycling and Walking Challenge Fund. This has been made possible thanks to the national government’s Transforming Cities Fund, which is investing in public and sustainable transport to improve productivity and spread prosperity.
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.
"The Mayoral Challenge Fund is key to this aim and we would like residents to let us know what they think about the proposals on the table.
"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 purposes.
"Creating new walking and cycling routes shows the council’s ambitions to change the mind set of how our residents travel around the borough. Our proposals also 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."