£137m investment to encourage cycling & walking in Greater Manchester

April 8th, 2019 by admin Leave a reply »

Greater Manchester announces its largest ever investment in cycling and walking with £137 million to be spent on new projects.

The plans include 70 miles of new walking and cycling routes throughout the area, as well as 14 miles of Dutch-style cycle lanes that are to be protected from motor vehicle traffic.

The proposals have been detailed as follows:

  • A £10.7 million cycling and walking corridor in Rochdale
  • A £11.6 million route between Manchester Piccadilly and Victoria stations via the Northern Quarter
  • A spectacular 100 metre cycling and walking bridge linking Stockport railway station with the proposed new interchange
  • A £14.6 million bid to revolutionise travel on foot and by bike in Leigh, Atherton and Tyldesley

Hugh Potter, Partner and Head of Personal Injury here at PRD – and avid cyclist, comments:

“Fabulous news for all road users. Less use of busy roads by cyclists must be good. Can we have some more please Mayor Burnham?”

 

Hugh Potter is a Personal Injury Solicitor with Potter Rees Dolan. Should you have any queries about the issues raised in this article and wish to speak with Hugh or any other member of the team please contact us on 0161 237 5888.

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