Starting on the Prestwich side of Heaton Park, this route goes through the park then creates new links to the city centre through Blackley, Crumpsall and the Irk Valley. A link to Alan Turing Way would feed to an existing, largely traffic-free orbital cycle route.
- Through Heaton Park
We'd put direction signs for cyclists through the park and have more cycle parking at key places.
See detailed technical drawings of this section.
See a technical drawing of this section: view 'Prestwich cycleway drawing 1', 'Prestwich cycleway drawing 2' and 'Prestwich cycleway drawing 3'.
- Heaton Park to Victoria Avenue
We would add 'advance stop lines' (see pictures of cycleway features) at Heaton Park Road West junction with Middleton Road. A cycle-only connection would lead into Heaton Park Road, with a reduced speed limit of 20mph creating a quiet route to Victoria Avenue.
See a technical drawing of this section: view 'Prestwich cycleway drawing 4'
- Victoria Avenue
We plan to upgrade the signal-controlled crossings at Heaton Park Road and Tweedle
Hill Road so pedestrians and cyclists are safer on these busy roads. Where suitable, between these two crossings we would separate the cycle lane from traffic with 'armadillo-type' segregation (see photos of cycleway features).
See a technical drawing of this section: view 'Prestwich cycleway drawing 4' and 'Prestwich cycleway drawing 5'.
- Victoria Avenue to Old Market Street
We propose making a quiet 20mph route from Victoria Avenue along Crab Lane to Chapel Lane, with a new toucan crossing on Old Market Street outside Pike Fold Primary School.
See a technical drawing of this section: view 'Prestwich cycleway drawing 4' and 'Prestwich cycleway drawing 6'.
- Old Market Street to Queens Road
We would create a quiet 20mph route from Old Market Street to Factory Lane, leading to a new, off-road, all-weather pathway along the Irk Valley between Factory Lane and Kingsbridge Road.
See a technical drawing of this section: view 'Prestwich cycleway drawing 6' through to 'Prestwich cycleway drawing 10'.
- Queens Park towards Oldham Road
We would re-mark and extend the existing on-road cycle lanes and create new off-road sections where necessary to provide a dedicated cycle route along Queens Road to Alan Turing Way.
See a technical drawing of this section: view 'Prestwich cycleway drawing 10' and 'Prestwich cycleway drawing 11'.