Plans for high quality cycling and walking infrastructure in Salford are taking shape, with Urban Vision providing concept design work for the first phase of the Chapel Street East scheme.
In partnership with Salford City Council, Urban Vision’s multidisciplinary team consisting of Landscape Architects and Highway Engineers produced proposals that include continuous footways and cycle tracks making it safer and more attractive to walk and cycle in the city centre.
The scheme also includes Sustainable Urban Drainage Systems (SuDS), green infrastructure, improved pedestrian crossing facilities and high quality public realm including paving and street furniture which will support the regeneration of this key growth area.
Chapel Street East is one of the first schemes to be funded through the Greater Manchester Cycling and Walking Challenge Fund and will form part of the ‘Beelines’ network for Greater Manchester which aims to create the largest joined up system of walking and cycling routes in the UK.
Launched by Chris Boardman (Greater Manchester’s Cycling and Walking Commissioner) ‘Beelines’ is a vision to connect communities and neighbourhoods across Greater Manchester by increasing accessibility by cycling and walking as well as providing key connections to public transport.
Our team is responsible for delivering the scheme, from the design work to supervising plans for Chapel Street East, as well as ensuring implementation of the scheme goes smoothly, with works likely to start on site in late 2019.
Urban Vision are also working closely with Salford City Council to develop the next phases of Chapel Street East.