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.

Our aim is to increase the total number of journeys made by bike across the city region from 2% today to 10% by 2025, making it a mainstream, every day and aspirational form of transport.

What’s been delivered so far

In the first phase of Cycle City Ambition Grant Salford was awarded approximately £2.5 million.

The schemes delivered were:

  1. Broughton Cycleway (light segregation on Great Clowes Street/Blackfriars Road) 
  2. Silk Street/Great George Street
  3. Liverpool Street, Pendleton
  4. Liverpool Road, Irlam and Irlam Station (secure cycle hub)

What happens next

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 2018.

The routes that will be improved are:

Port Salford Greenway Phase 2

Port Salford Greenway will connect communities to new jobs at Port Salford.

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

Cycle City Ambition Grant funding has been secured to deliver the first phase of the Salford Cycleway along the A6/Bolton Road:

  • Between Langworthy Road and Pendleton Roundabout
  • Between Meyrick Road and The Crescent

Work will begin on site in January 2017 and take approximately five months.

Ordsall Quietway

The Ordsall Quietway will create a safe route between Irwell River Park (the riverside path that links Manchester City Centre to Salford Quays) and MediaCityUK and The Quays.

The route will follow streets that have already been traffic-calmed and existing shared use paths.

Improvements will be undertaken at points along the route to create a safe, continuous cycling route.

Work will take place in 2018.

Walkden Station cycling improvements

Funding has also been allocated to improve cycling links to Walkden Station. Feasibility work is underway and it is anticipated that improvements will be completed by March 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 12 December 2017