Connecting Salford with cycling looplines

As part of Salford’s strategy and central government agendas to encourage cycling and walking as alternative options for commuters, Urban Vision, working as a delivery partner with Salford City Council, designed and delivered various cycle looplines around Salford to encourage traffic-free activity throughout the city.

What we did:

Urban Vision’s landscape architects provided design services to improve and extend Ellenbrook, Roe Green, Linnyshaw and Tyldesley looplines, creating high quality, striking traffic-free cycling and walking routes.

All looplines required extensive site clearance works, underpass refurbishments, footpath widening and landscaping. The landscape team also placed new signage on all routes to help people direct users to key destinations throughout the City.

The team also cleared vegetation and trees where necessary to accommodate the routes, replaced trees where possible, combined pedestrian and cycle crossings, improved drainage along the route and provided new signage.

Ellenbrook loopline,  which was made from 50%  of recycled tyres, required entrances accessible to all users including people on bikes, wheelchairs and mobility scooters.

A list of services Urban Vision provided:

Landscape architecture
Street lighting design
Quantity surveying
Structural engineering
Planning submission
Signage and wayfinding design
Public consultation

The outcome:

Residents on the outskirts of Salford can now enjoy traffic-free access into the centre of Salford and Manchester via these newly refurbished and upgraded walking and cycling routes.

The looplines are nationally recognised award-winning traffic-free routes. They won top awards at the National Transport Award in 2017 and a CIHT North West Award in 2018.

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