Final designs to be submitted for Levenshulme and Burnage Active Travel Neighbourhoods

  • Monday 13 September 2021

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A final plan is to be drawn up on the permanent future of the Levenshulme and Burnage Active Travel Neighbourhood. 

For three years the Council has been engaging with local communities as well as having a trial period in Levenshulme to find out how an ATN can be implemented successfully. 

Thousands of people have taken part in consultations telling the Council which elements they are in favour of, and which could be improved. 

From an initial plan of 25 modal filters, a final selection of 14 were installed in key areas in both Levenshulme and Burnage for a trial period of six months to find out how they worked in practice. 

Following the end of this trial, and reviews of feedback, all 14 filters will be made permanent. 

The locations of those filters are: 

Buckhurst Road
Cardus Street (North)
Delamere Road and Gordon Avenue
Dorset Road
Caremine Avenue
Guildford Road
Henderson Street (location to be changed slightly in response to feedback from residents)
Longden Road
Manor Road East (location to be changed in response to feedback from residents)
Mayford Road
Molyneux Road
Osborne Road
Portville Road and Randolph Street
Victoria Road

Where possible feedback was taken into account about how the installation of these filters would alter people’s behaviour on the roads and how traffic would adjust when formerly fully vehicle accessible streets were closed off. 

This month the Highways Service presented the initial outline designs for the proposed next stage of the Active Travel Neighbourhood scheme to ward councillors in both areas. 

These were agreed in principle, with the plans also submitted to Transport for Greater Manchester for their review and comment. 

Councillor Tracey Rawlins, Executive Member for Environment, said: “The trial of the Active Travel Neighbourhood scheme was incredibly valuable in our understanding how people travel in the places they live, as well as how we can create places that are safe and prosperous to live in. 

“Thanks to the thousands of people who took part in our consultations we have begun the steps to permanently put this scheme in place. We’ll now work with our partners to put together a design which works for residents, and fulfils the goals of Active Travel Neighbourhoods. 

“This is a collaborative approach between ourselves and residents and I look forward to taking our final design to them when completed, later this year.”

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