Salford Council want your views on the Chapel Street East Phase 1 plans to make it easier and safer for people travelling on foot or by bike.
A three-week consultation will start from 21 June to 12 July 2019, and you are invited to give your views on the link at the bottom of this page.
Salford Council is working with Transport for Greater Manchester (TfGM) on the project to ensure that all residents, businesses and stakeholders are kept up to date with information on the scheme.
The section of Chapel Street between New Bailey Street and Blackfriars is a key link into the city centre, however this route is currently dominated by motor vehicles.
The proposed plans apparently aim to make it easier and safer for people travelling on foot or by bike by providing protected facilities for cyclists (Bike Lanes) and improved crossing provision for pedestrians along this route.
Salford Council says it has developed a strategic plan for the are which promotes much less reliance on cars and instead encourages more sustainable travel. The emphasis will be put on encouraging people to traverse the area using alternatives such as bicycles, walking and improved public transport. The area between Blackfriars and New Bailey Street is currently dominated by motor vehicles, however the new proposed plans will give greater priority to both cyclists and pedestrians on the route. Improvements to crossings as well as protected facilities for cyclists will go hand in hand with newly planted tree's and improved foot-ways.
Greater Manchester's Cycling and Walking Commissioner, Chris Boardman says,
"More people travelling on foot or by bike is a by-product of creating better places to live, work and socialise.
"This transformation of Chapel Street East will make life easier for people who want to be able to make local trips on foot or by bike, leaving the car at home."
However, not everyone is impressed, with some on social media saying that it is just going to create yet another bottleneck on a major artery in and out of Manchester for motorists who are increasingly being pushed out of the City centre.
To take part in the consultation visit http://socsi.in/NLTZI to find out more.
You can download a copy of the schemes consultation leaflet in Adobe PDF format here.
How to comment
You can provide your comments either by:
By email to firstname.lastname@example.org (please use ‘Chapel Street consultation’ in the subject box)
By post to Salford City Council, Salford Civic Centre, Chorley Road, Swinton, Salford M27 5AW (FAO Chapel Street consultation)
By calling 0161 779 6060 and leaving a voicemail response (calls are charged at a local rate)
A consultation event is being held at Sacred Trinity Church (Chapel Street, Salford, M3 5DW) on the 27 June 2019 between 12.30pm and 8pm.