Consultation set to begin on proposals for new cycling and walking routes in Stockport

The new schemes are part of Chris Boardman's 'Bee Network' project, with consultation set to last a month

Consultation set to begin on proposals for new cycling and walking routes in Stockport

Stockport Council is asking residents to have their say on a number of exciting walking and cycling projects as part of 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 MCF 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, from 7 October to 4 November, where residents will be able to have their say.

  • 10 October – Ladybridge Club, SK8 5PX, 2pm to 5pm
  • 11 October – Heaton Norris Community Club, SK4 1HZ, 2pm to 8pm
  • 14 October – Brinnington First, SK5 8EN, 2pm to 5pm
  • 15 October – Hazel Grove Civic Hall, SK7 4DF, 2pm to 8pm
  • 16 October – Woodbank Community Centre, SK1 4BN, 2pm to 8pm
  • 18 October – Bramhall Village Club, SK7 1LR, 2pm to 8pm
  • 24 October – 2nd Bramhall Scout Hut, SK7 2NP, 2pm to 8pm
  • 29 October – The Heatons Centre, SK4 4DQ, 3pm to 8pm
  • 30 October – Merseyway, former Grainger Games unit, 2pm to 8pm
  • 31 October – Fingerpost Pub, Offerton, SK1 4QA, 2pm to 8pm

From Monday, October 7, residents will also be asked to visit our ‘Have Your Say’ section on our website or if they do not have access to a computer, we will forward them a paper copy of the questionnaire.

The ‘Have Your Say’ section will also feature a full description of each scheme plus drawings.