Residents in Oldham are being asked for their views on proposed new crossings, which are being created to enable more people to travel on foot or by bike for local trips.
The proposed crossings in both Oldham and Trafford will enable more journeys to happen without cars.
A consultation launched on 2 August and will run until 10 September 2021.
Commenting on the plans, Transport Commissioner Chris Boardman said: “A new or upgraded crossing might seem a small change to a street but it can have a huge impact on the daily experience for local people.
“If we make our roads more pleasant and easier to navigate on foot, by bike, scooting or wheeling, we’ll enable thousands more everyday trips to happen without cars. That’s good for our mental and physical health, great for kids, helps to clean up the air and saves money. I’d encourage Oldham and Trafford residents to get involved and have their say on these new proposed crossings.”
The proposed crossings in Oldham include:
- Creating a new signalised walking, cycling and horse-riding crossing across Chew Valley Road near Arthurs Lane.
- Signalising the junction of Manchester Road and Well-I-Hole Road, including facilities for people travelling on-foot, by-bike or horse-riding.
- Providing a new signalised walking, cycling and horse-riding crossing at Well-I-Hole Road to the south of Manchester Road.
- Implementing a new signalised crossing across Wellyhole Street/Constantine Street.
- Installing a new signalised crossing across Salmon Fields near Leonard Way.
Councillor Amanda Chadderton, Deputy Leader of Oldham Council and Cabinet Member for Neighbourhoods, said: “Oldham Council is committed to making our borough safer and accessible to all.
“If approved, these improved measures would open up previously underused areas for residents to enjoy while at the same time encouraging them to leave their cars at home and walk or ride.
“The knock-on effect would be more cars off our roads – which would help improve the health of residents, plus it also fits with our aim of becoming the greenest borough in Greater Manchester.”
People can find out more and take part in the consultation here: https://activetravel.tfgm.com/schemes/oldham/oldham-bee-network-crossings/.