Consultations and surveys Manchester to Chorlton cycling and walking route proposals

Area 3 - Seymour Grove to Wilbraham Road

Manchester Road from Upper Chorlton Road to Claridge Road

The Manchester Road to Barlow Moor Road section completes the cycle link from Seymour Grove into and through Chorlton District Centre with its many bars, shops and cafes.

This route - popular with commuters, visitors to Chorlton and recreational cyclists - will improve the links to local shops and businesses, and to the National Cycle Route: number 55 to Salford Quays, and numbers 6 and 60, The Manchester Cycleway (Fallowfield Loop), towards Debdale Park and also to Wilmslow Road (which has already been developed as an improved cycling corridor.)

Comments from the consultation:

  • Chorlton Cross Junction won’t work and will cause more congestion, or concerns about the lack of turning options for motorists, or retain right turns at the junction   
  • widen the Metrolink bridge or provide shared use gateway feature. Painted cycle symbols are not acceptable  
  • request to close Woodside Road at Manchester Road - refuse vehicle could turn at business access road, or 20mph/traffic calming or one way/build outs - filtered access/introduce waiting restrictions into Woodside Road to improve access and egress/remove parking on corner 
  • more parking required for shoppers and visitors, or too big an impact on local business and shoppers
  • concern for displaced parking from Barlow Moor Road/Manchester Road onto side streets affecting residents, or requests for resident parking scheme, or evening parking schemes should be considered

Next steps for Seymour Grove to Wilbraham Road

Proposals to be reviewed particularly in relation to impacts of proposed banned movements at the Wilbraham Road (Four Banks) junction, which will be subject to further modelling of options to fully understand the impact at the junction and the surrounding area. Comments received as part of the consultation will also be included in this review. We aim to complete this review by the end of 2019.

Proposed changes from the consultation (now closed)

Side roads:

  • marked cycle lane, with coloured surfacing and cycle symbols
  • solar-powered road studs
  • buff-coloured uncontrolled pedestrian crossing points, including tactile paving
  • widening of footway at junction to reduce speeds through the junction.

The information on the design of specific streets is being reviewed.

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