Urban Vision, in partnership with Salford City Council, provided design services to improve and extend Ellenbrook Loopline, linking to a multiuser path alongside the Leigh Guided Busway, creating a high quality, traffic-free cycling and walking route.
The 1.4km route connects Roe Green Loopline, east of Parsonage Road, to the Leigh Guided Busway at Newearth Road. This and other looplines are part of a series of award-winning traffic-free routes in the city.
The improvements Urban Vision provided include a three metre wide path made from 50% recycled tyres, entrances accessible to all users including people on bikes, wheelchairs and mobility scooters, a new combined pedestrian and cycle crossing at Hilton Lane, works to improve drainage along the route, replacement tree planting where possible and new signage.
Urban Vision and Salford City Council members enjoyed the official loopline opening last week with the chair of the Environment Agency and Salford City Mayor in attendance. Congratulations to all involved with this project!
Take a look at the before and after pictures below: