Cycle City Ambition Grant

Greater Manchester is one of eight Cycle City Ambition cities to receive funding in order to invest in high quality cycling infrastructure to make cycling a convenient, attractive and safe travel choice for everyone, regardless of age or ability.

Salford has secured approximately £1.9 million to deliver the second phase of Cycle City improvements and these will be complete by the end of March 2019.

Salford's schemes are:

Port Salford Greenway Phase 2

Port Salford Greenway is a 3 kilometre long cycling and walking route between Worsley Village and Peel Green. It's a mix of traffic-free paths and quiet residential streets.

Phase 1 of the route was completed in June 2015 and runs between Hallsworth Road and Cleavley Athletics Track.

The second phase of the route was completed in July 2017 and links the Bridgewater Canal at Worsley to Phase 1 at Cleavley Athletics Track.

Salford Cycleway Phase 1

Salford’s priority corridor for cycling is the A6. Cycle City Ambition funding has been used to deliver the first phase of improvements which include:

  • A new crossing at the top of Langworthy Road avoiding the mini roundabout
  • Improvements to quiet streets
  • Resurfacing of shared use sections along Broad Street
  • Replacing the subway under Eccles Old Road with a Toucan crossing
  • Sections of widened path to reduce conflict between cyclists and pedestrians

Most of the works were completed in Summer 2018. Some further minor works will be completed by the end of March 2019.

Ordsall Quietway

The Ordsall Quietway improved the route between Irwell River Park (the riverside path that links Manchester City Centre to Salford Quays) and MediaCityUK and The Quays via quiet streets.

It is intended to further enhance this scheme through other improvements planned in the area. These will be shared in due course.

Walkden Quietway

Funding has been allocated to improve cycling links to Walkden Station. Design work is underway and it is anticipated that improvements will be undertaken during 2019.

Keeping informed

More information on each route will be provided on these pages, including information about any public consultation events, as designs progress. If you have any comments or queries about the proposals, please call 0161 793 3646 or email

This page was last updated on 1 November 2018

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