Manchester City Council

Consultations & surveys Manchester to Chorlton cycling and walking route proposals

Seymour Grove to Wilbraham Road

Manchester Road from Upper Chorlton Road to Claridge Road

The Manchester Road to Barlow Moor Road section completes the cycle link from Seymour Grove into and through Chorlton District Centre with its many bars, shops and cafes.

This route popular with commuters, visitors to Chorlton and recreational cyclists will improve the links to local shops and businesses, the National Cycle Route number 55 to Salford Quays and number 6 and 60 The Manchester Cycleway (Fallowfield Loop) towards Debdale park and to Wilmslow Road which has already been developed as an improved cycling corridor. 

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Side roads:

  • marked cycle lane, with coloured surfacing and cycle symbols
  • solar-powered road studs
  • buff-coloured uncontrolled pedestrian crossing points, including tactile paving
  • widening of footway at junction to reduce speeds through the junction.

Woodside Road to Stratton Road/ Macauley Road:

  • Manchester Road, from Woodside Road towards Chorlton, cycle lane passes behind the bus stop and car parking bays in front of shops
  • mix of segregated and marked cycle lanes
  • widening of footway at Stratton Road junction to reduce speeds through the junction
  • widening of footway at Macauley Road junction to reduce speeds through the junction
  • upgrade existing traffic island immediately south of Stratton Road.

Stratton Road/ Macauley Road to Buckingham Road:

  • mix of segregated and marked cycle lanes
  • widening of footway at Buckingham Road junction to reduce speeds into the proposed one-way road
  • widening of footway at the Clarendon Road West and Buckingham Road junction to reduce speeds and create a prominent no entry
  • introduce one-way traffic on Buckingham Road from Manchester Road to Clarendon Road West.
  • review location of bus stop (to Manchester)
  • towards Chorlton: possible 'Copenhagen-style' bus stop, subject to trial.

Buckingham Road to Oswald Lane:

  • new 20mph speed limit from south of Clarenden Road West junction towards Chorlton
  • Manchester Road Metrolink bridge - further design options are being considered to allow for safer cycling
  • mix of segregated, hybrid and marked cycle lanes
  • northbound cycle lane between Cheltenham Road and Ransfield Road will be routed behind parking bays where possible
  • slight widening of road at Cheltenham Road and Ransfield Road to introduce southbound cycle lane
  • relocation of existing crossing to south of Ransfield Road. This will improve the national cycle network route number 55 and remove the length of shared path
  • remove the shared pedestrian/cycle footway between Kensington Road and Ransfield Road
  • cycle route to be directed down Ransfield Road.

Oswald Lane to Selborne Road:

  • new 20mph speed limit northbound from Chorlton Library
  • mix of segregated and marked cycle lanes
  • northbound cycle lane between Oswald Lane and Longford Road will be routed behind bus stop, parking and loading bays where possible
  • introduce pedestrian crossing south of Longford Road
  • bus stop bypasses.

Selborne Road to Wilbraham Road:

  • mix of segregated and marked cycle lanes
  • widening of footway at Warwick Road to reduce speeds through the junction
  • remove traffic island
  • move pedestrian crossing from north of Nicolas Road to the north of Warwick Road
  • possible 'Copenhagen-style' bus stop, subject to trial.

Barlow Moor Road/Wilbraham Road junction:

  • introduction of controlled cycling and walking crossings
  • widening of footway on all corners to improve saftey and reduce pedestrian crossing distances
  • no right turns from all approaches to junction (except for buses turning east, west and south)
  • no northbound left turn into Barlow Moor Road
  • segregated cycle lanes.

Wilbraham Road to Silverwood Avenue:

  • introduction of segregated cycle ways both southbound and northbound
  • bus stop bypass.

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