Consultations and surveys Fallowfield Loop

This consultation closed on Friday 21 August 2020

The Fallowfield Loop is a 14km long off-road path used by pedestrians, cyclists and horse riders running from Chorlton-cum-Hardy in the west through Fallowfield and Levenshulme to Gorton and Fairfield in the east of Manchester. Its name comes from the railway line which used to run along its length. These days it is tarmacked to provide an off-road route that runs from Chorlton in the west to Fairfield in the east. It is thought to be the longest urban cycleway in the country, runs past several parks and open spaces, and is linked to many other cycle and public transport routes.

We want to improve on what is already there, and create a safe, convenient, efficient, and accessible cycling and walking network that will help to encourage greater and more widespread sustainable travel use.

The aims of this scheme are:

  • Make the route safer and reduce anti-social behaviour
  • Reduce/clear overgrown vegetation
  • Having a route that is more open and better connected to surrounding neighbourhoods
  • Strengthen the habitat and landscape to create a more open and less intimidating environment for users
  • Upgrading access points to make entry and exit points clearer
  • Transforming and enhancing open areas to provide more inviting places for people to relax, play, and include seating areas along the route
  • Street lighting to allow users to travel throughout the year, particularly in the winter months.
  • To help us ensure that we design improvements are suitable for everyone, we need your ideas and feedback.

We want to know your thoughts and opinions on how we can improve this much loved route for pedestrians and people on bikes of all ages and abilities

The consultation closes on 21 August 2020, so be sure to get your comments in before then. If you’d like to ask us a question or comment on any aspect of this scheme, please email us at

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