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Walking / Cycling Update

Meeting: 28/06/2018 - Carbon and Waste Reduction Panel (Item 6)

Walking / Cycling Update

The Panel to receive an update from the Director of Operations and Neighbourhoods.

Minutes:

The Head of Highways and Transport provided an update on walking and cycling initiatives.

 

The Panel were informed that in March 2018 approval was granted for the Transforming Cities Fund, also known as the Mayor’s Cycling and Walking Challenge Fund, with £160 million to be allocated to walking and cycling infrastructure over a four year period across Greater Manchester. 

 

Tameside had bid for nine schemes, including a bid to enhance Public Realm works in Ashton and Stalybridge, and additional funding had been requested for ‘Bikeability’ training for primary school pupils.  The nine schemes were listed and included Ashton, Audenshaw, Denton, Droylsden, Hattersley and Stalybridge and were focused on something a 12 year old would choose to use.  They included provision of dedicated or upgraded cycle crossings and providing cycle lanes that were separated from the main carriageway.  The schemes would benefit pedestrians as well as cyclists.

 

Updates were also given on Tameside Network Planning Session and the Tameside Asset Management Plan – Improvement Programme.  In relation to Tameside Network Planning Session, meetings had been held with officers from partner organisations with a focus on identifying physical barriers to cycling and mapping routes / crossing points.

 

With regards to the Tameside Asset Management Plan – Improvement Programme, the Panel were told that a budget of £20 million had been secured to make improvements to roads and footways between 2017 and 2021, which equated to approximately 500 schemes.  Each scheme was assessed for the potential of adding or improving existing cycle facilities.  To date, additional cycle facilities had been installed at King Street, Dukinfield, Stockport Road, Denton and Roe Cross Road, Mottram.

 

RESOLVED:

That the information provided be noted.