Last updated 21 December 2020
1. The Mayor's Challenge Fund
Work has started on a Greater Manchester-wide programme to make journeys on foot or by bike much easier and more attractive.
In support of this ambition, the Mayor of Greater Manchester has allocated £160 million to the Mayor’s Cycling and Walking Challenge Fund (MCF).
The network will be made up of more than 1,800 miles of routes and will be the largest joined-up system of walking and cycling routes in the UK.
The following schemes in Stockport were subject to public consultation in October to November 2019. You can read the consultation report.
The area committees approved each proposal, and subject to funding, the delivery of the schemes begun in Autumn 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
Work has begun on the first phase of the new links, with a new path being created on Nelstrop Road in Heaton Chapel.
Heaton Cycle Links - Heaton and Reddish Area Committee
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.
Heaton Norris Bridge - Heaton and Reddish Area Committee
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.
Lower Bredbury to Brinnington - Werneth Area Committee
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.
Work to create the scheme began at the end of January and will take approximately 10 weeks.
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.
Construction is planned in a phased approach from the end of October 2020 to 2022. The first phase to spring 2021 will focus on works in Bramhall Park, at Bramhall Green roundabout, on Bridge Lane to Hillcrest Road and Fir Road, including side road junctions.
For more details on the construction of this project, you can visit our web page.
Update - February 2021
Following the consultation period and feedback from residents, we have made changes to the Dean Road/Macclesfield Road junction at Fiveways. Changes include a new two-way segregated cycle along Macclesfield Road linking to the A555 and changing the parking in front of the shops on Dean Road to parallel parking bays.
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.
Work started in September 2020 to create the crossing on Gilbent Road and it is expected to be complete in February 2021].
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.
Active Neighbourhood Engagement – Romiley and Heatons
A 7-week engagement period took place in Autumn 2020, which gave 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.
The comments left on the consultation pages for each area can be found at:
The project team are currently analysing the data left during the engagement process and further details will be released this summer.
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.
You can use our map to find the current schemes in your area.