Walton Road neighbourhood

Walton Road neighbourhood

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In March 2021 Trafford Council announced that the Walton Road area had been selected to receive funding from Transport for Greater Manchester to enable the creation of an Active Neighbourhood, described as "a place where the movement, health and safety of people is prioritised over cars." The project area is bounded by Sinderland Brook, the A56, Marsland Road and the Bridgewater Canal: The project information page, available via sustrans.org.uk/waltonrd, states that "by purposefully removing ‘rat running’ through traffic on some routes in your local area, we can reduce any negative impact of this on the local neighbourhood and put residents back at the centre of their communities." The following images show where 'rat-running' is currently possible: These orange roads could also facilitate through-motoring, but they offer little advantage over other…
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