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Kinsgway cycle route comes to Area Committee

by Iain Roberts on 17 September, 2013

Following a consultation with residents on the northern part of the South Park Road estate, a proposal for a quiet cycle route allowing cyclists to get from the Gatley lights to Parrs Wood comes to Cheadle Area Committee next week. The route is mostly funded by the Government and the longer-term aim is to get […]

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The Government have announced that the Greater Manchester Velocity bid – which seeks to get 10% of GM journeys on bike by 2025, has been successful and, as a result, an additional £31 million is going to be invested in improving cycling facilities across GM. We’ve worked closely with Greater Manchester and this money will […]

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We recently consulted residents around the one-way section of the South Park Road Estate on a proposal to remove the one-way sections. Residents told us clearly that they wanted to keep the one-way sections on Mardale Drive and South Park Road, so that will happen. There was a more mixed response to making the Kingsway […]

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At Cheadle Area Committee on Tuesday, councillors voted to adopt the options for improving Cheadle village centre that had been supported by residents in the recent consultation. The plans were drawn up following a consultation with over 3,000 businesses and households around the centre, along with surveys of traffic and pedestrian flows.   We’re really […]

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Greater Manchester is bidding for £20 million of Government funding to provide a major boost to cycling across the area. Only one large city region will win, but if we get it we’ll see major improvements – including a lot of segregated cycle paths – built by the end of 2015. You can see more […]

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Greater Manchester Combined Authority and Transport for Greater Manchester are about to submit a bid to the Department for Transport’s Cycle City Ambition Grant. We are bidding for up to £20 million of government investment, to be spent over two years, to make cycling safer and easier. This would take the form of a series […]

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Cycle Training – Not Just for Kids    It’s FREE       It’s Built Around YOU          It’s BETTER by cycle There’s no need to be worried about getting back on your bike or trying something new with our free cycle training courses for adults*. Qualified instructors will be more than happy to help you find your cycling legs. […]

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Million pound boost to cycling in Cheadle area

by Iain Roberts on 4 April, 2013

The Lib Dems have secured a million pound boost to cycle facilities in the Cheadle area, which will greatly improve the links from Gatley, Cheadle, Cheadle Hulme and Heald Green towards Manchester. The improvements will be put in over the next few months.   The largest chunk of the money has come from the Government […]

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When Sainsbury’s expanded their Cheadle Royal store, they had to pay some money for improving access. Some of that money has gone to the upgraded puffin crossing on Schools Hill – the rest (which has to be spent near the store) is on improvements for cyclists and pedestrians at the Cheadle Royal roundabout in in […]

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Council honours Stockport’s first Olympic medal winner

by Iain Roberts on 21 December, 2012

  Stockport Council last night honoured Alan Newton, Stockport’s first olympic medal winner. Alan, who was in the council chamber with his wife Barbara, won a bronze medal for cycling in the 1952 Helsinki Olympic Games, sixty years ago.  His achievement was largely forgotten until this year when Council officers tracked him down to play […]

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