Residents divided by one of Salford’s busiest roads are to get a safety boost.
Around 33,000 vehicles use Trinity Way, Manchester Salford Inner Relief Road every day and new housing has been springing up on either side of the road in Greengate and Irwell Riverside.
Now a new pedestrian and specialist cycle crossing is to be installed at the junction of Trinity Way and Springfield Lane partly funded by Section 106 contributions from developers in the area.
Councillor Mike McCusker, lead member for planning and sustainable neighbourhoods, said: “The CYCLOPS design provides a separate route for cyclists to navigate the junction, keeping them away from vehicles.
“This is part of encouraging people to complete short journeys by walking and cycling to reduce the number of cars on the road. It will be a huge safety boost for the new residents and complement further regeneration of these two areas.”
The new scheme is part of the 1,000-mile-long Bee Network, Greater Manchester’s plan for cycling and walking routes covering the city region and is being funded by a Mayor’s Challenge Fund grant of Mayor’s Challenge Fund grant of £1,314,000 and £350,000 of Section 106 funding from nearby development at Exchange Court.
Salford City Council is also consulting on proposals to improve crossing facilities for pedestrians and cyclists at the junction of Trinity Way and Chapel Street.
The proposals include segregated cycle crossing facilities, protected cycle lanes along Chapel Street and Trinity Way, extending bus lanes, adding greenery where possible and closing St Stephen’s Street to traffic other than cycles, which is subject to a separate consultation.
Get full details about the proposals and the consultation taking place.