Work to finalise plans for an Active Neighbourhood in Levenshulme and Burnage is set to progress this summer following an agreement between city and transport leaders.

The £7m scheme forms part of Manchester’s Bee Network, and incorporates council-led design choices in response to public consultations, specifically feedback from the local community on what measures would ‘significantly improve road safety as well as encouraging walking and cycling journeys.’

A consultation will soon take place on a proposal to include an additional crossing on the A6, expanding the provision of high-quality and safer walking and cycling routes, with the intention being that local people are better connected by safer walking, wheeling, and cycling routes with local shops and facilities.

Councillor Tracey Rawlins, Executive Member for Environment and Transport, said: “The successful delivery of the Levenshulme and Burnage Active Neighbourhood has long been a top priority for the Council.

“However, when dealing with a scheme of this nature, which elicits such passion and community feedback, it is vital that we get it right.

“I am pleased that in partnership with TfGM on behalf of the Combined Authority we have developed a scheme that will improve road safety and encouraging people to chose active travel more often.”

Manchester City Council says a full programme of the planned works will be published soon.

Bradley Lengden
Published on:
Wed 12 Jul 2023