Salford City Council (SCC) and delivery partner Urban Vision (Joint Venture between SCC, Capita and Galliford Try) received a Special Award at the Chartered Institution of Highways & Transport Awards 2018 for their delivery of the Salford Traffic Free Routes.
The traffic-free routes include Bridgewater Way, Roe Green, Tyldesley, Ellenbrook and Linnyshaw loop lines, transformed former railway lines, green space and motorway subways to provide an extensive network of safe off-highway walking and cycling routes. It provides innovative and sustainable environmental solutions, creating access to green space at the heart of urbanised communities.
The traffic-free networks connect a number of local schools. The installation of access gates, ramps and cycle parking increases accessibility and enables the loop lines to be used for cross country, bike rides and PE lessons. 75% of pupils at Harrop Fold High School now walk or cycle to school.
Andy Stockton, Associate Director Property Design at Urban Vision said “I am so pleased that our work on the traffic-free routes with Salford City Council has been recognised. As a result of providing easy access to the green spaces we are helping to encourage students to use the routes to get to school in a healthier way.”
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