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Re: Safe Streets Stockport Consultation
« Reply #2 on: May 15, 2020, 05:35:24 PM »
The guidelines are to provide routes that are wide enough for a double buggy and suitable for a competent 12 year old cyclist.

The problem is that this can allow the Council to create minor, almost insignificant changes  that may benefit someone who lives within 1/4 mile of the shops or schools, but will do nothing to allow people to cycle to work etc over longer distances. They will still be having to use public transport or a car which the Government is hoping to prevent.

Little will have been gained and once the temporary facilities are removed we will go back to catering primarily for the motorised people and returning to the poor air quality and considerable disruption to pedestrians etc.

I trust our Councillors of whatever persuasion will ensure that any money that is received by Stockport MBC will be spent on projects that will have the potential of a lasting improvement in catering for walking and cycling.


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Safe Streets Stockport Consultation
« Reply #1 on: May 14, 2020, 05:54:44 AM »
Safe Streets Stockport

Stockport needs your help to make it easier and safer for people to walk and cycle during the coronavirus crisis.

Greater Manchester’s transport and council leaders have committed to more space for pedestrians and people on bikes across the city region, to enable physical distancing and increased for essential journeys and exercise during the coronavirus lockdown and through recovery.

Stockport's Walk Ride groups have worked with Commonplace and Stockport Council to create this map tool to help residents flag up areas of concern in their neighbourhoods.

Measures that Stockport Council is looking at include:
  • providing more space for pedestrians, especially on high streets, to ensure that those walking and queuing for essential goods are able to keep 2 metres from each other. This could include removing street clutter, parking suspension and reduction in road width providing more space for cycling to allow people to make safe journeys while public transport is limited.
  • installing measures to restrict through traffic from using residential streets to ensure that physical distancing can occur on residential streets, especially in locations that form an access route to a local amenity.
  • accelerating planned Bee Network schemes, including active neighbourhoods.
Have your say........

To make your own comments and suggestions on a map use this link: https://safestreetsstockport.commonplace.is/

Mark Whittaker
The Marple Website