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Re: Marple District Centre Walking and Cycling Improvements
« Reply #6 on: January 24, 2022, 01:46:57 PM »
So anyone who lives, say, on Winnington Road who wants to get to Stockport will be 'encouraged' to use all the back roads to get to Stockport Road.  Makes perfect sense...

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« Reply #5 on: January 24, 2022, 11:12:11 AM »
not sure about popcorn, more like a cilice...

please keep Stockport Hghways team's "designers" away from Marple, haven't they done enough already!

Indeed so.

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« Reply #4 on: January 24, 2022, 10:10:19 AM »
Them trying to justify and explain the scheme might be more like watching paint dry, unless it's the common term for painting a wall with lime ?.

I can't actually fathom what they are trying to achieve, even the widening the footpath in the park seems a bit over the top for a small village such as Marple.

Even then they don't seem to have factored in the possible leisure centre move to the park and the necessary traffic to make it viable.

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« Reply #3 on: January 24, 2022, 09:07:37 AM »
I'll just get my popcorn...
not sure about popcorn, more like a cilice...

please keep Stockport Hghways team's "designers" away from Marple, haven't they done enough already!

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« Reply #2 on: January 24, 2022, 08:42:15 AM »
I'll just get my popcorn...
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Marple District Centre Walking and Cycling Improvements
« Reply #1 on: January 24, 2022, 06:53:56 AM »
Nearly missed it again due to ongoing personal distractions!

The agenda for the Marple Area Committee Meeting on Wednesday 26 January has been published.

The meeting starts at 6pm in the Town Hall Council Chamber.

Capability Fund – Marple District Centre Walking and Cycling Improvements

Agenda item 8 covers two significant options being proposed for further development that aim to amend Marple's Town Centre roads to accommodate improved cycling access. This is the long-awaited Atkins Report, which is two years late. One option includes a one way "gyratory" involving Stockport Road, Station Road and Hollins Lane, the other closing Church Lane at the Stockport Road junction but making it a two way road with access from Hibbert Lane (if I've understood it right).



The Local Walk-Ride Marple Group have been excluded from discussions with the council about these proposals and think there are significant issues that need to be clarified before it makes sense for options in the report to be developed. They have asked councillors to defer it until their questions have been answered.

This is the introduction to the agenda item:

The report provides a summary of two separate options for proposals to improve cycling and walking in Marple District Centre as part of the Capability Fund. The proposals aim to provide improved infrastructure and connectivity for cycling and walking with the minimum of detriment to traffic operation in Marple. Some early-stage design work has been undertaken to check that the proposals presented in this report are feasible, however no consultation has been undertaken.



The Area Committee is requested to consider the contents of the report and recommend that the Cabinet Member (Economy & Regeneration) approves the development of one or both of the different approaches (Options 1 and 2) and subsequent consultation for the proposals.

Here are some direct links to the documents:

Capability Fund – Marple District Centre Walking and Cycling Improvements PDF 341 KB

Additional documents:
The press and public are able to follow the proceedings by watching the live webcast of the meeting.

Watch LIVE via this link, or afterwards on catch-up: https://democracy.stockport.gov.uk/ieListDocuments.aspx?MId=27506&EVT=101&DT=A

Note that the Web Casts are embedded in the meeting agendas.

There's a page about Marple AC that tries to explain in simple terms what they do and how you can get involved here:

http://www.marple.website/marple-area-committee.html



The page includes a map of the Marple Wards so you can see exactly where the boundaries of Marple North and Marple South and High Lane are. It also features a live feed from the Stockport Council web site at the bottom that shows links to the latest agendas issued, meetings held etc.

There is also a shortcut link to the Marple Area Committee page on the council site: www.stockport.gov.uk/mac