Good News For Cheadle Hulme Cyclists

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Stockport Council has announced the development of a further £2.1 million package of walking and cycling improvements in and around Cheadle Hulme district centre.

The announcement follows the award of funding from Greater Manchester’s Cycle City Ambition Grant to fund cycling improvements across the borough.  The first phase of works has seen improvements made to routes along the Mersey Valley.

The proposals would see the creation of a network of high quality cycle routes around Cheadle Hulme improving access to the village centre and rail station for shopping, business and leisure journeys.  As well as providing better access, the works would also ensure the centre is connected to the wider cycle network. The package of measures also proposes the introduction of 20 mph zones aimed at making routes safer for the benefit of both pedestrians and cyclists.

Cllr Martin Candler, Executive Member for Supporting Places at Stockport Council said: “The benefits walking and cycling offers to us all are well known.  It is for this reason Stockport Council are committed to ensuring residents have easy access to safe cycle routes, and that our network links with those being developed across Greater Manchester.  I would encourage all residents to take this opportunity to have their say on proposals and consider cycling for themselves.”

Full information about the cycling proposals can be found online at www.stockport.gov.uk/chcycling