The Port Salford Greenway scheme, a project to deliver a network of high quality cycling and walking routes in Salford, has now been completed following the delivery of the final stages of phase 2.
Working on behalf of Salford City Council, Urban Vision oversaw the project which made use of a wide range of expertise from Urban Vision teams, including Landscape Design, Highway and Structural Engineers and Quantity Surveyors , working together to deliver both phases of this scheme. Urban Vision also project managed both phases of the scheme right up until its completion to create a cycling and walking route for both leisure and commuting to help connect key sections of communities throughout Salford.
Phase 1 of the scheme saw the build of £1m cycle and pedestrian links and was completed in 2015, bringing new footbridges, lighting, benches and walkways to the route.
Phase 2 of the project, which cost £320,000, saw the route extended by a further 1.5 kilometres between Port Salford and the Bridgewater Canal in Worsley, providing a safe and pleasant walking and cycling route aided by the introduction of a tiger crossing to Barton Road taking users across the busy Barton Road.
The new route will also improve accessibility to a number of leisure and green spaces including Cleavley allotments, Cleavley football pitches, Winton Bowling, Tennis and Social Club, Alder Forest and AFC Monton.
Andy Stockton, Landscape and Urban Design Manager at Urban Vision said:“Our team was delighted to design the second phase of the Port Salford Greenway scheme. Creating this continuous cycling and walking link not only provides new opportunities for the community to cycle and walk to work but it also increases the opportunity for leisure time and to enjoy Salford’s nature”.