Major safety and visual improvements to be done on the Fallowfield Loop
19.11.2023 - 12:17
Improvements are expected to be made to Manchester’s ‘Fallowfield Loop’ to help make the path easier to access and safer due to the popularity of the route.
The loop is also expected to receive 26 different entry points to help make the cycleway accessible by residents walking, cycling and wheeling.
Improvements are to be made to the fences, guard rails, and barriers to make the cycleway more secure/safe and visually appealing. Vegetation clearance will also be worked on to ensure access to the loop can be maintained.
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After consultation with residents and businesses in the area, the cycle lane at the St Werburgh's Road tram station and the area close to the Shillington Road entry in Levenshulme has been prioritised to be worked on.
St Werburgh’s road will receive additional energy-efficient LED lighting to help cyclists navigate in the dark and minimise the light pollution impact on wildlife in the area.
This activity will be crucial in encouraging more people to use active forms of transport as part of the Council's continued commitment to reducing its carbon emissions.
In addition, this will help the Council achieve its objective of having Manchester become carbon-neutral by 2038.
Councillor Tracey Rawlins, Executive Member for Environment and Highways, said: “Working with our partners we are pleased that further improvements across the Fallowfield Loop have been completed.
She continued: “More than ever it is important that we make walking, wheeling and cycling accessible to everyone. We know that there are many