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Safer Roads for Harpurhey

Have your say on proposals to make crossing Harpurhey roads safer. Monday 12 October to Monday 26 October 2020
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We are looking to make some changes to the roads in the Harpurhey area, with the aim of making the neighbourhood safer and more pleasant and encouraging more people to walk and cycle for short journeys. This involves making changes to 11 crossings across the area, providing safe, easy and direct routes to the centre of Harpurhey on foot or by bike.

Work has started on a Greater Manchester-wide programme to make active journeys for everyone much easier and more attractive. Once realised this programme will create a city-region-wide cycling and walking network, The Bee Network, made up of more than 1,800 miles of routes and will be the largest joined-up system of walking and cycling routes in the UK benefiting every community in Greater Manchester. During the Coronavirus pandemic, cycling and walking has played an increasingly important role in the city-region’s response.

Manchester City Council, in partnership with TfGM have developed the following proposals which we would like your feedback on.


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1. Rochdale Road junction with Russet Road


  • Proposal to move the pedestrian crossing on Rochdale Road to the south to line up with Russet Road. The crossing is to be upgraded to a walking and cycling (toucan) crossing. For this to happen, Russet Road would be closed to motor traffic at the junction with Rochdale Road. A continuous footway will be introduced across Blackley Park Road and Parkmount Road and the footway on the east side of Rochdale Road between the two roads will be for use by both cyclists and pedestrians.

  • These changes will allow pedestrians and cyclists to safely cross Rochdale Road between Russet Road and both Parkmount Road and Blackley Park Road.

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2. Moston Lane east of Dalbeattie Street

  • A proposal to upgrade the existing pedestrian crossing on Moston Lane to a walking and cycling (toucan) crossing. A continuous footway will be introduced across Dalbeattie Street. The guard railing is to be removed to improve access.

  • These measures will make it easier to access the shopping centre on foot or by bike.

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3. Moston Lane west of Melbourne Street

  • A proposal to provide a new signalised walking and cycling (toucan) crossing on Moston Lane. For this new crossing to happen, the bus lay-by will be removed and the bus stop and shelter relocated close by. A continuous footway will be introduced across Melbourne Street and Hillier Street North.

  • This will create a safe route between Melbourne Street and Hillier Street North.

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4 & 5. Moston Lane west of Gill Street and Moston Lane junction with Hough Hall Road

  • The pedestrian crossing on Moston Lane west of Gill Street is to be upgraded to a walking and cycling (toucan) crossing. The existing road hump on Gill Street close to its junction with Rochdale Road will be repositioned at the junction. This will encourage people to access the school on foot or by bike and reduce the number of motor vehicles close to the school.

  • The existing pedestrian crossing east of Hough Hall Road is to be move to align with Hough Hall Road. To allow this, Hough Hall Road is to be closed to motor traffic at the junction with Moston Lane. The crossing will be upgraded to a separated signalised crossing for cyclists and pedestrians. A segregated cycle track is proposed on the open space between Gill Street and Winston Road to access the crossing. These changes will create a traffic-free route between Gill Street and Hough Hall Road for people travelling by foot or by bike.

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6. Rochdale Road north of Westbourne Grove

  • A proposal to provide a new signalised walking and cycling (toucan) crossing on Rochdale Road. A continuous footway will be introduced across Westbourne Grove. The footway on the western side of Rochdale Road will be widened. A new path will be created through the area of grass on the western side of Rochdale Road to improve access to Coningsby Drive.

  • These changes will enable pedestrians and cyclists to safely go between the shopping centre and the residential area to the west of Rochdale Road.

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7. Rochdale Road north of Church Lane

  • A proposal to upgrade the existing pedestrian crossing on Rochdale Road to a walking and cycling (toucan) crossing. The footway on the east side of Rochdale Road and north side of Church Lane will be widened to 3m to allow use by both cyclists and pedestrians. A new road hump will be introduced on Church Lane to make it easier to access the crossing. The junction of Alfred Street with Rochdale Road will be tightened up to reduce the crossing distance.

  • The proposals will make it safer to cross between Alfred Street to the west and Church Lane to the east.

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8. Church Lane junction with Ventnor Street

  • A proposal to provide a parallel zebra crossing for pedestrians and cyclists and improve the existing road closures at Water Street and Ventnor Street at the junction with Church Lane. On Church Lane the footways will be widened to 3m to allow use by both cyclists and pedestrians.

  • Pedestrians and cyclists will have a safe crossing point to access the shopping centre from Ventnor Street and Water Street.

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9. Upper Conran Street north of Caversham Drive

  • A proposal to upgrade the existing pedestrian crossing on Upper Conran Street to a walking and cycling (toucan) crossing. A continuous footway will be introduced across Swainsthorpe Drive and Caversham Drive.

  • These changes will make it easier to get to the district centre shops.

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10. Fernclough Road west of Ventnor Street

  • A proposal to provide a parallel zebra crossing for pedestrians and cyclists and widen the footways either side of Fernclough Road to 3m. A continuous footway will be introduced across Ventnor Street and Hemmington Drive.

  • The changes will improve the north-south access for pedestrians and cyclists across Fernclough Road so that they are able to continue their journey directly.

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11. Fernclough Road west of Church Lane

  • A proposal to upgrade the existing zebra crossing to a parallel zebra crossing for pedestrians and cyclists and widen the footways either side of Fernclough Road to 3m to allow for access to the crossing. A continuous footway will be introduced across Broadwell Drive and the car park.

  • Pedestrians and cyclists will be able to continue their journey between Hemmington Drive and Church Lane towards the local centre.

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