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Designs Finalised for Port Salford Greenway

8th August 2014

Urban Vision have finalised the designs for a new cycle and walking link between Winton and the bustling commerce hub of Port Salford.

Landscape designers from Urban Vision – Capita’s partnership with Salford City Council – have finalised the designs for the £1 million Port Salford Greenway scheme that will provide 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 will open 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 will be installed to help direct people onto the route and to key destinations, and striking entrance features will provide a friendly welcome to walkers and cyclists.

The route will be located between Hallsworth Road and Blantrye Street where residents and commuters will be able to hop onto the route at Winton Park, New Lane, Stannard Road, Gorton Street and Brookhouse Avenue.

Work starts in September 2014 and will take approximately seven months. Once complete the new route 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.


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