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Salford’s plans to make Monton cycle friendly

PLEASE CHECK THIS ONE OUT FOR YOURSELVES RESIDENTS AS QUITE A FEW PROPOSALS RE SPEED BUMPS, CROSSINGS ETC FOR THE MONTON VILLAGE AREA.

A four week consultation on making Monton more cycle and pedestrian friendly has been launched by Salford City Council.

Several traffic-free routes converge on the village, which is popular for its bars and cafes. These include the Bridgewater Canal, the Roe Green Loopline and the soon to be completed Swinton Greenway but busy roads and roundabouts can put people off walking and cycling.

The Greater Manchester Mayor's Cycling and Walking Challenge Fund is offering funding to develop proposals that encourage more ‘green’ travel in Monton but comments from the consultation will help fill in the details to help the council secure funding to deliver the changes.

Councillor Mike McCusker, lead member for planning and sustainable development, said: “There is huge potential to really boost cycling and walking in and around Monton and help make our roads safer but we need funding to make those changes.

“This is a real change for your comments to shape the final scheme and it is open to everyone who lives, works or visits Monton to have their say on the proposed changes.”

The consultation runs until Monday November 22 and people can give their views:

Online via Commonplace

montoncyclingandwalking.commonplace.is

Online at Salford City Council’s website

www.salford.gov.uk/parking-roads-and-travel/cycling-and-walking/mayor-s-cycling-and-walking-challenge-fund/

By email to mcf@salford.gov.uk or by post to Salford City Council, Civic Centre, Chorley Road, Swinton, Salford M27 5FJ Please mark it FAO Monton cycling and walking consultation. Or by phone to 0161 686 6286.