Port Salford Greenway

Port Salford Greenway is an exciting project that is creating a traffic-free cycling and pedestrian route which will 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.

The Port Salford Greenway was officially opened by Councillor Peter Dobbs at the Winton Festival on 27 June 2015.

The 1.5km long, three metre wide, route has opened up impassable paths for cyclists and walkers between Hallsworth Road and Blantyre Street.

Residents and commuters, who want to miss the rush-hour, will now be able to hop on at Winton Park, New Lane, Stannard Road, Gorton Street and Brookhouse Avenue.

Salford City Council is delivering the Greenway project in three phases. The green, traffic-free route, designed by Urban Vision and built by The Casey Group, is funded by the Department for Transport’s Local Sustainable Transport Fund, Salford City Council and the Atlantic Gateway Parklands Community Environment Fund. The route has also benefited greatly from environmental improvements from the Environment Agency along Worsley Brook.

Port Salford Greenway will help promote healthy options for residents, including encouraging cycling in Salford.  This supports the Greater Manchester Cycle Strategy, through which Transport for Greater Manchester and the ten district councils of Greater Manchester are aiming to quadruple cycling levels by 2025.

Phase two

It is anticipated that funding will be secured from Transport for Greater Manchester's Cycle City Programme for the second phase of the route and works will take place in 2016.

The route will be approximately 1.5 kilometres long and will largely follow the route of existing definitive footpaths and quiet residential streets to provide a safe and pleasant route between Worsley and Winton that avoids Barton Lane and Worsley Road.

The design principles established through the first phase of works will be continued for phase two.

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.

In order to accommodate the route, some advance tree works were needed and are now complete. Subject to planning permission, the main route works are expected to take place during summer 2016.

Sketch plans of the route can be downloaded via the links at the bottom of the page.

Key stats

  • Phase 1 is one and a half kilometre long, three metre wide path for walking and cycling
  • Phase 1 includes a new pedestrian footbridge and refurbished subways with community artwork
  • The route connects communities of Winton, Peel Green and Brookhouse
  • Provides access to Moat Hall Wood, Winton Park, Cleavley Athletics Track and two rugby clubs
  • Next phases will connect to the Bridgewater Canal in Worsley and ultimately on to Port Salford
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