A new £1million cycleway and pedestrian scheme in Salford has now officially opened for the public to enjoy.
Urban Vision on behalf of Salford City Council completed the designs for the Port Salford Greenway scheme that provides an attractive new cycle and walking link between Winton and the bustling commerce hub of Port Salford. Funded by the Department for Transport’s Local Sustainable Transport Fund, Salford City Council, and the Atlantic Gateway, the 1.5 km long, three metre wide route opens up previously impassable paths, creating a continuous cycling and walking link and giving new opportunities to cycle and walk to work.
Key features of the designs involve creating high quality walking and cycle paths, constructing a new footbridge, refurbishing the motorway subways at either end of the route, and opening up views. Signs have been installed to help direct people onto the route and to key destinations, and striking entrance features provide a friendly welcome to walkers and cyclists.
The new route located between Hallsworth Road and Blantrye Street in Eccles, will encourage walking and cycling as a healthy lifestyle choice as well as providing improved access to green spaces and leisure opportunities such as Moat Hall Wood, the former Cleavley tree nursery, Eccles Rugby Club and Cleavley Athletics Track.
Eccles resident Judith Aitchison and family are already enjoying the benefits of the new path.
“I feel I must get in touch with you regarding our new cycle path in Eccles.
During the Easter holidays my family walked and cycled the route nearly every day from Peel Green to Worsley and back again along the canal and each time we have not been disappointed. Also we must not forget to mention the quirky benches and how much it brought back childhood memories watching our grandchildren tree climbing! I’d like to say a very well done to the hard work put in to create the new path, it really does make Eccles a brighter and healthier place to live. Finally I am now thinking of investing in a bike!!”