People of Sale support improvements to walking and cycling networks

There was an excellent turnout at Trafford Cycle Forum drop in sessions at Sale Library this week.

Residents had the opportunity to study maps of the town, highlighting the areas where they had particular concerns and suggestions for improvements.

Many people said that they found roads to be unsafe for cycling or walking, with dangerous junctions and badly designed cycle paths. Most were not happy to cycle themselves and wouldn’t allow their children to cycle near the roads.

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There was great support for Chris Boardman’s ambition that we should have cycle and walking networks that are safe for the average 12 year old. There is a strong view that Trafford Council needs to bid urgently for our share of the £160m of funding that is available to support the development of a network of safe routes, known as the Bee Network.

Announcements in July, September and December 2018 have approved a total of 24 schemes across Greater Manchester with £39.3 million of the Mayor’s Challenge Fund now allocated.

Currently bids from other boroughs far outstrip the number of bids that have been made by Trafford. We have bid for less than 1% of available funding. Residents were encouraged to speak to their councillors if they would like to show their support for improvements.

Have your say by filling in the quick survey here, or contact your councillors via writetothem.com

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