Decision details

Emergency Active Travel Fund (EATF) Tranche 1 Cycle Ways Including the A56 Project Approvals

Decision Maker: Executive Member for Environment, Air Quality and Climate Change

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Is Key decision?: No

Is subject to call in?: Yes

Decision:

That approval be given to the cycle way projects recommended for progression following consultation with affected residents and stakeholders that support Active Travel.

Reasons for the decision:

The approval of the EATF cycle way projects in Tranche 1 will allow spend and projects to be delivered within the tight deadlines that need to be complied with for the DfT. EATF projects will contribute to Active Travel options that will see alternative forms and modes of transport being used across the Borough that will benefit health and wellbeing and air quality.

Alternative options considered:

To remove the temporary cycle ways in their entirety and then to do no works at all. This would mean that funding could be clawed back by the DfT for non-completion of works. This would also impact on Trafford’s reputation for delivery and potential success in securing future funding bids for other Active Travel opportunities. Various options to enable cyclists to have a safe, visible and accessible cycle route along one of the major routes through Trafford have been explored. The current proposals will be monitored and reviewed.

Publication date: 12/10/2020

Date of decision: 11/09/2020

Effective from: 20/10/2020

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