New active travel route opens in Salford for pedestrians and cyclists

A new cycle lane has been completed in Salford-revitalising one of the main routes in and out of the city.

Existing roadside cycle lanes and traditional footpaths have been replaced by a £2.5million segregated corridor to help improve Active Travel, the government’s policy supporting journeys by physically-active means.

The opening comes with news that Greater Manchester Combined Authority has been awarded £1.07billion from the government to boost the wider transport network across the region.

The route, which passes through Liverpool Street, has a commercial and industrial heritage – including Salford Fire Station, EMR Salford scrap metal yard and two motor dealerships – meaning transporters and lorries regularly contribute to the flow of traffic.

A new CYCLOPS style of roundabout, as seen in the Royce Road / Chorlton Road intersection in Hulme, is expected where Liverpool Street crosses Oldfield Road linking Ordsall to Chapel Street in Salford.

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