Manchester City Council

Consultations & surveys Manchester to Chorlton cycling and walking route proposals

Wilbraham Road to Hardy Lane

The Barlow Moor Road/Manchester Road section is the most southern section to the Chorlton Cycle Route. It connects the Chorlton District Centre to the National Cycle Route number's 6 and 60, The Manchester Cycle Way (Fallowfield Loop) and number 62 The Trans Pennine Trail. It will also improve links between the district centre, Mersey Valley, Chorlton Park and Sale and Chorlton water parks.

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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 footpath at junction to reduce speeds through the junction.

Wilbraham Road to High Lane, Sandy Lane junction:

  • mix of segregated, hybrid and marked cycle lanes
  • bus stop and footway buildouts to be removed
  • southbound bus stop bypass
  • new northbound bus stop to the south of Groby Road.

High Lane, Sandy Lane, Barlow Moor Road junction:

  • no left turn out of Sandy Lane
  • no right turn into Sandy Lane from Barlow Moor Road
  • widening of footpath at all corners of junction to improve safety and reduce pedestrian crossing distances
  • introduction of controlled cycling and walking crossings
  • review of bus stop south of junction.

High Lane, Sandy Lane to Beech Road:

  • introduction of marked and hybrid cycle ways both northbound and southbound
  • remove bus stops on road, buses will use the station access road

Beech Road to Hardy Lane:

  • mix of segregated, hybrid and marked cycle lanes
  • possible 'Copenhagen-style' bus stop northbound, subject to trial
  • remove northbound bus lane between Brookbank Bridge and Cundiff Road and replace with a segregated cycle way
  • upgrade existing pedestrian crossing  near Cundiff Road to a Toucan crossing
  • northbound segregated and marked cycle lane between footway and parking bays
  • existing two-way cycle path in front of Chorlton Park will be resurfaced and cleared of obstructions
  • new lay-by for buses and coaches at front of Chorlton Park Primary School.

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