Town Centre Access Plan

6. TCAP and cycling

A key element of TCAP is the creation of new and improved pedestrian and cycle routes. Some of the key cycling changes include:

  • improved crossings both at and away from junctions including the A6
  • more use of Toucan crossings for improved safety
  • new and improved cycle routes to help connect schools, parks, public transport, businesses and residential areas
  • the introduction of lower speed limits and traffic calming measures where necessary
  • better connections to traffic free routes
  • improvements to footpaths to allow cycle use
  • new cycle routes along the River Mersey, in Woodbank Park and improved paths in Heaton Norris Park

The Trans Pennine Trail (TPT) is also proposed to be re-routed along the river as part of the Stockport Interchange project

We'll continue to engage with the public Cycle User Group (CUG) about how TCAP is delivered and about other highway infrastructure schemes that impact the cycle network.

Find out more about cycling in Stockport by visiting our web pages.

Trans Pennine Trail Diversion

With the progression of the Town Centre Access Plan (TCAP) works, the Trans Pennine Trail route along the A560 Chestergate and through the town centre is subject to a diversion between NCN62 and M60 Junction 1 and Tiviot Dale. Signs are in place to guide Trans Pennine Trail users along the diversion.

The diversion is made up of the riverside path between NCN62 and Heaton Lane. We've cut back the vegetation along the riverside path to make sure it's suitable for increased use.