Final designs for the Levenshulme and Burnage Active Travel Neighbourhood plan have been approved, signalling the next phase of this flagship programme.
For more than three years, thousands of residents have taken part and made their voices heard on this ambitious initiative, aimed at changing the way we view and interact with the neighbourhoods we live in.
Resident feedback has been a key part of the development of the plans being taken forward. This has included learning how people move around their neighbourhood and risks they encounter each day.
For example, cars speeding at more than 60mph were recorded in the area – a clear example of behaviours Active Travel Neighbourhoods are trying to mitigate.
As a result of public feedback during the trial two of the permanent filters in Henderson Street and Manor Road East will be moved slightly. In addition, revised plans have been brought forward for the Burnage section of the scheme, as part of the overall plan.
Public feedback was incorporated into the final designs and support has been secured for a larger scheme than was originally planned.
A consultation is being arranged for the near future so that the public can feed back on the final plan. As part of the next stage of the consultation process updated designs for the entire project will be made public.
Councillor Tracey Rawlins, Executive Member for Environment said: “The development of our Active Travel Neighbourhood plan has been a fascinating insight into the priorities and aspirations of people living in Manchester.
“It’s been made clear throughout this process that residents want safer, greener neighbourhoods and by embracing active travel and learning new ways to get around we will achieve those goals.
“This scheme is stronger on the back of extensive community engagement and I’m excited to take the final designs to the public. This scheme should be seen as the beginning, and I look forward to seeing our Active Travel Neighbourhoods grow.”