Roads and transport Better by cycle: completed consultations

Airport Cycleway

We want to create and improve cyclepaths and links between Manchester Airport's new developments and nearby homes. The Airport Cycleway would connect with Wythenshawe Hospital, the town centre and industrial estates.

Our improvements would link with other proposed cycle routes on surrounding roads, making a continuous cycle route linking to the popular Regional Cycle Route 85 – an established route round the airport.

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  1. New Toucan crossing at the roundabout on Altrincham Road's (A560) junction with Shaftsbury Avenue, Brooklands Road and Brooks Drive, Brooklands towards Timperley
    The two-stage crossing will help cyclists and pedestrians to cross this busy road safely.

    See a technical drawing of this section: view 'Airport cycleway drawing 1'.

  2. Brooks Drive to Floats Road
    We would upgrade the footpath to a hard, all-weather surface and replace the pedestrian bridge over Fairywell Brook so cyclists could use it.

    See a technical drawing of this section: view 'Airport cycleway drawing 2'.

  3. Floats Road to Clay Lane
    We would reduce the speed limit to 20mph, supported by traffic-calming 'chicanes' (see photos of cycleway features).

    See a technical drawing of this section: view 'Airport cycleway drawing 2' and 'Airport cycleway drawing 3'.

  4. Clay Lane to Scout Drive
    A new, hard, all-weather surface would link to Capenhurst Close, and we’d remove the ‘no cyclists’ rule between Capenhurst Close and Scout Drive.

    See a technical drawing of this section: view 'Airport cycleway drawing 3'.

  5. Scout Drive to Simonsway
    We propose extending the off-road cycle route along Tuffley Road, cutting the speed limit to 20mph, and converting the zebra crossings to parallel crossings outside the shops on Greenbrow Road and at the junction of Tuffley Road with Firbank Road so cyclists can use them.

    See a technical drawing of this section: view 'Airport cycleway drawing 3' and 'Airport cycleway drawing 4'.
     
  6. Simonsway
    We would protect the existing cycleway by separating it from traffic with 'armadillos' (see pictures of cycleway features) and then link the cycle route into the shared walkway.

    See a technical drawing of this section: view 'Airport cycleway drawing 4' and 'Airport cycleway drawing 5'.

  7. Simonsway to Painswick Park
    We propose a continuous cycle route with better access and signage. We would use traffic-calming at crossing points on Cotefield Road and Portway to make cyclists and pedestrians safer.

    See a technical drawing of this section: view 'Airport cycleway drawing 5' and 'Airport cycleway drawing 6'.

  8. Painswick Park to Aviator Way
    This part of the route would go through parks and quiet 20mph roads. A short, shared cycle-and-pedestrian path would connect to Hilary Road to Felskirk Road.

    See a technical drawing of this section: view 'Airport cycleway drawing 6'.

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