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RIP Stretford subways, and good luck to all who use the surface crossings

As of 18 April 2017, work has commenced on phase 1 of Trafford Council’s Stretford public realm scheme. The scheme will see the closure of three of the four subways and will add an additional right turn lane onto Edge Lane for motor traffic. Further details in this post from July 2016. Continue reading “RIP Stretford subways, and good luck to all who use the surface crossings”

Stretford public realm phase 1

I’m a resident of Stretford, and I’ve been following Trafford Council’s proposals for the public realm around Stretford for some time.

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Simply Cycling in Longford Park

On Sunday, we happened to be in Longford Park while Simply Cycling were running one of their all ability cycling sessions at the stadium, so we decided to go in and see what was happening.

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Stretford public realm consultation results

On 22 January, Trafford Council published the results of the Stretford public realm consultation, on their website. Here, you can find a presentation, summary of the results and the full report, containing the responses.

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Brightening up some filtered permeability in Stretford

Round the corner from Old Trafford football stadium on Railway Road. There’s a little bit of filtered permeability that’s just become a little brighter, courtesy of rather wonderful Gorgeous Gorse Hill and local artist Caroline Daly. As you can see below, the bollards feature bikes and bike components, in-line with their purpose. Continue reading “Brightening up some filtered permeability in Stretford”

Follow up: Stretford public realm

This is a follow-up to my original post on the Stretford public realm proposals, before they had been officially published. If you want to understand the background to the proposals, I suggest reading that. The proposals have now been published as part of a public consultation running from 25 September to 16 October 2015. Continue reading “Follow up: Stretford public realm”

Bridgewater Way work continues beyond Altrincham

We had the pleasure of taking a narrowboat along the Bridgewater Canal with the Open Lock Project. While heading beyond Altrincham, we noticed work continuing on the Bridgewater Way.

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Save Trafford Wharf and Promenade Park

Today, we took at leisurely ride out to the Quays, stopping off at Trafford Wharf and Promenade Park, taking a break while the kids played. Unfortunately, if TfGM and Metrolink have their way with the Trafford Park line, this will become a thing of the past. Continue reading “Save Trafford Wharf and Promenade Park”

Comment: Stretford public realm (Updated)

At this month’s Trafford Cycle Forum, WSP presented the proposals for Stretford public realm that they and Gillespies have been working on with Trafford Council. The proposals cover the area immediately around the town centre, covering the Chester Road, Barton Road and Kingsway triangle. Continue reading “Comment: Stretford public realm (Updated)”

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