Current proposals

Stockport Walk Cycle - plodder lane parallel crossing

The proposed schemes were subject to public consultation in October to November 2019. View the results of the consultation and scheme drawings for more information.

The area committees approved each proposal, and subject to funding, the delivery of the schemes is programmed to start in Summer 2020.


The Heatons cycle links

A package of measures to create a series of quiet routes for pedestrians and cyclists between the Manchester Cycleway (Fallowfield Loop) and the Trans-Pennine Trail at Heaton Mersey. It includes:

  • quiet residential streets
  • off road paths
  • new crossings to get across busy roads

Heaton Norris, M60 Bridge

The proposed bridge will be a landmark cycling and walking route across the M60, linking Heaton Norris Park with Stockport’s town centre at the new Redrock development. Improved walking and cycling routes through Heaton Norris to the north will complement the new bridge.

Lower Bredbury to Brinnington

A walking and cycling route will be created to link Brinnington and the Trans-Pennine Trail with Stockport town centre. The scheme will upgrade existing footpaths from Brindale Road to Welkin Road to allow use by cyclists, equestrians and pedestrians. A new path will be created next to Welkin Road, leading to Stockport Road West.

Offerton to Stockport

A new walking and cycling route that will provide a link between Offerton and Stockport town centre that avoids busy roads. It will link existing and new residential areas with the local cycle network. This will include new paving and improved crossings at the Fingerpost Junction.

Hazel Grove Links

A package of measures to link communities by increasing walking and cycling use on off-road routes and local roads around Hazel Grove, particularly in Torkington Park. Access to Hazel Grove train station will also be improved.

Bramhall Park to A6

The scheme will link Bramhall Park to Simpson’s Corner in Hazel Grove and is 4.1Km. It's part of the ‘Stockport East – West Cycle Route’ that will stretch from High Lane to Gatley. It will link residential areas in Hazel Grove and Bramhall with Hazel Grove Leisure Centre and Hazel Grove High School. It will also link to the shared use path on the A555.

For more details on the construction of this project, you can visit our web page.

A555 Community Links

4 new links between the existing path along the A555 and residential areas, schools, retail and employment areas in Bramhall, Heald Green and Cheadle Hulme.

The scheme includes:

  • changing the existing Public Rights of Ways to bridleways
  • the creation of new bridleways
  • new controlled crossings at locations where routes for pedestrians and cyclists cross busy roads
  • improved cycle route and footpaths between Newlands Avenue and Woodstock Avenue. This includes changing the existing signal controlled pedestrian crossing on Gilbent Road to a pedestrian and cycle signal crossing with landscaping areas

Crossings Package, Cheadle Hulme

The scheme includes 4 new signal crossings on busy roads in Cheadle Hulme. This will provide access to the wider walking and cycling network and better access to local facilities.

Manchester to Stockport: temporary cycle route

Stockport was successful in the first round of funding. Plans are now in place that will see a 3.3Km long cycle route using quiet streets parallel to the A6 between Heaton Chapel and Stockport Town Centre. The scheme also includes:

  • a temporary signal junction
  • a cycle only filter point
  • an altered junction priority to speed cyclists on their way

These temporary measures will be introduced from Monday 31 August 2020 and are expected to remain in place until April 2021. Works will be completed using water filled plastic barriers and portable signals, as well as temporary markings and signs.

The route and measures include:

  • Tatton Road North: cycle street
  • Tatton Road North/Heaton Moor Road/Tatton Road South: temporary signal junction
  • Tatton Road South: cycle street
  • Heaton Road/Parsonage Road: changed junction priorities
  • Ashburn Road/ Heaton Road: changed junction priorities
  • Ashburn Road: signed route
  • Bowerfold Lane to Higher Bury Street: off-road shared use path.
  • Higher/Lower Bury Street: parking restrictions and surface improvement.
  • Travis Brow: existing shared use paths and Toucan crossings
  • King Street West: existing Toucan Crossing
  • Heaton Lane: partial filter point

View detailed maps of the temporary cycle routes (PDF 6Mb)

Safe Streets Save Lives

As part of the One Stockport campaign, we're working together to build a better future for everyone. We're using the government’s Safe Streets Save Lives grant to carry out work in district centres to make the local shopping area safer for everyone who uses it.

To make sure that residents can shop safely or visit pubs and restaurants in the district centres, we'll introduce and reinforce 20 mile per hour zones using the following measures:

• increased signage
• improved road markings
• temporary road cushions and barriers

These temporary measures will be introduced from 1 September 1 2020.

We expect the temporary scheme to be in place until Spring 2021. If local traders and residents like the arrangements then there's the option to make them permanent. A public consultation would take place before any decisions are made.

You can view detailed maps of the proposals for:

Active Neighbourhood Engagement – Romiley and Heatons

A 7 week engagement period, beginning on Monday 7 September and ending on Friday 23 October, will give residents the opportunity to leave comments on whether they support the introduction of an Active Neighbourhood in the Heatons and Romiley.

An Active Neighbourhood will encourage residents to make short trips on foot, by cycle or by public transport, instead of jumping in their car. Active Neighbourhoods also seek to make our roads safer for everyone.

To have your say, visit:

Romiley District Centre improvements

This proposal considered the responses to the large-scale engagement exercise recently undertaken on Romiley Active Neighbourhood. It will complement any proposals that may be taken forward by the Active Neighbourhood scheme if it's taken forward.

The proposals include:

  • a series of new and improved crossings and junctions, including Stockport Road / Compstall Road and side roads; and
  • a 20mph speed limit through the village supported by traffic calming measure

Detailed scheme descriptions and drawings, can be found on our consultation page.

Note: these proposals, if approved and built, would replace the temporary ‘Safe Streets Save Lives’ measures recently introduced in the village.