Manchester City Council

Consultations & surveys Manchester to Chorlton cycling and walking route proposals

The consultation is now closed.

We've had a great response to the consultation with over 1,800 comments received, and while early results show that over half of responders support the scheme, there were also reasonable concerns and suggestions raised.

The next steps for this scheme are:

  • Currently underway – vehicle counts to enable us to create computer models to simulate how the changes (those proposed by us and those in your comments) will affect how traffic moves through the area
  •  May 2019 – Computer model completed. Simulation work underway
  • June – July 2019 – Report published that will show recommendations of those areas of the scheme which are good to progress with minor changes, those that need modifications based upon public feedback, and those areas which will need a redesign and further consultation. This report to be published on this site once available.

The network is made up of more than 1,000 miles of routes, including 75 miles of fully segregated bike lanes, and will be the largest joined-up system of walking and cycling routes in the UK. Once built, the network will better connect every community in Greater Manchester, benefiting 2.7million people and making cycling and walking a real alternative to the car. For more information visit

All of the comments received are being reviewed, and traffic surveys and computer network modelling is being carried out to help with this review.

The Manchester to Chorlton route:

Costing approximately £13.4million and funded through the Government’s Cycle City Ambition Grant and the Mayor’s Cycling and Walking Challenge Fund, this project will create a route that includes large sections of segregation between people travelling on foot or by bike and other traffic from Chorlton Park to Manchester.

The 5km route will run along Barlow Moor Road, Manchester Road, Upper Chorlton Road and Chorlton Road, linking with existing routes and continuing to the city centre. Chorlton will be one of the first routes to be built and will provide a high-quality, segregated link between Chorlton and Manchester city centre, making it safer, more attractive and easier to get around.

For this consultation we have split the route up in to four sections:

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