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 recommendations for each project will be discussed at the following area committees:

  • Heaton Cycle Links - Heaton and Reddish Area Committee
  • Heaton Norris Bridge - Heaton and Reddish Area Committee
  • Lower Bredbury to Brinnington - Werneth Area Committee
  • Offerton to Stockport - Stepping Hill Area Committee and Central Stockport Area Committee
  • Bramhall Park to A6 - Stepping Hill Area Committee and Bramhall and Cheadle South Area Committee
  • A555 Community Links - Cheadle Area Committee and Bramhall and Cheadle South Area Committee
  • Hazel Grove Links- Stepping Hill Area Committee and Marple Area Committee
  • Cheadle Hulme Crossings - Cheadle Area Committee and Central Stockport Area Committee

Subject to approvals and 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.

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.