Port Salford Greenway

Port Salford Greenway footbridge

Port Salford Greenway is a high quality, traffic-free cycling and walking path for leisure and commuting.

The surface and gradients make the path suitable for all users including cyclists, pushchairs and wheelchair users.

The new path will help local residents reach local schools, parks and sports clubs, many of which can be accessed directly from the route. These include St Gilbert's Primary School, Eccles Rugby Club, Winton Park and Cleavley Athletics Track.

The greenway is being constructed in phases and will eventually directly connect communities of Winton, Peel Green and Brookhouse to the thousands of new jobs at Port Salford as well as to existing employment opportunities in and around the Trafford Centre.

What’s happened so far?

The first phase of the route was completed in June 2015, connecting Hallsworth Road and Blantyre Street. There are additional access points at Winton Park, New Lane, Stannard Road, Gorton Street and Brookhouse Avenue. It also extends eastwards to Patricroft Station and the Bridgewater Canal. The main route is 1.5 kilometres long and three metres wide. The improvements included:

  • A new footbridge over Worsley Brook
  • Repairs to several other footbridges in the area such as new parapets
  • A new culvert to reduce flood risk
  • Refurbishment of two motorway subways including new lighting
  • Community artwork in the subways and railway underbridge
  • Some of the trees felled as part of the work have been turned into benches which have been dotted along the route to provide places to rest
  • Where lighting exists, this has been upgraded
  • Where possible barriers and fences have been removed to ensure access for all and to improve the sense of openness

The greenway was paid for through a combination of Local Sustainable Transport Fund, Section 106, Atlantic Gateway Community Environment Fund and Salford City Council funding.

Feedback from local residents has been extremely positive and the route is already very well used by a whole range of people including dog walkers, school children and cyclists.

What's happening now?

Work on the second phase of the route started on site on 9 January 2017 and aims to be completed by the middle of June 2017.

Phase 2 will be approximately 1.5 kilometres long and will extend the route to the Bridgewater Canal in Worsley. It will largely follow the route of existing definitive footpaths and quiet residential streets. This will provide a safe and pleasant route between Worsley and Winton that avoids the busy Barton Road/Worsley Road.

The route will improve accessibility to a number of green spaces and leisure uses including Cleavley allotments, Cleavley football pitches, Winton Bowling, Tennis and Social Club, Alder Forest and AFC Monton.

The main route will be located between Farm Lane/Edenfield Lane and Blantyre Street with access points from Hastings Road and Grosvenor Road. The improvements will include upgrading the existing footpath and installing new entrances, signage, fencing and a footbridge. A new pedestrian and cycle crossing will be created on Barton Road close to the junction of Farm Lane to connect the Greenway to the Bridgewater Canal.

Road traffic management measures will be in place along Barton Road from 2 May during the implementation of the ‘Tiger Crossing’. In addition a one day road closure will take place from 8am through to 6pm on Sunday 4 June to carry out the tarmacing of the road.

The plans are available to view or download at the bottom of this page. If you have any questions about the proposals, please call 0161 793 3653 or email cycling@salford.gov.uk.

The improvements are funded by Transport for Greater Manchester's Cycle City Programme.

TfGM have produced comprehensive cycle maps of the city, available on the TfGM website.

This page was last updated on 26 April 2017

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