Decision details

Consultation for Temporary Pop-Up Cycle Lanes

Decision Maker: Executive Member for Environmental Services

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Is Key decision?: No

Is subject to call in?: Yes


(1) That the content of the report be noted.


(2) That the consultation be authorised for the temporary pop-up cycle lane on A56 Chester Road, A56 Bridgewater Way and A5145 Edge Lane.


(3) That authorisation be given for adjustments to the existing cycle lane to be made so as to alleviate traffic build ups – most notably around the A5145 Edge Lane.

Reasons for the decision:

The public consultation detailed in section 4.0 of the report “Proposal” will enable Trafford Council to consider and gauge the viewpoints of the public before finalising an informed decision regarding the temporary pop-up cycle lane on the A56 and A5145 Edge Lane.

Alternative options considered:

The only other alternative layout option considered is to do nothing and retain the existing temporary pop-up cycle lane. There is an ongoing maintenance cost to retain the pop-up cycle lane, which is costly and not sustainable, while it gives the projection that cycle lane is temporary in nature, and therefore not recommended. The options to consult with the wider public are detailed in section 3.0 of the report, “Options Considered”. The option to replace / remove the pop-up cycle without consultation was not considered as it does not comply with four Gunning Principles and the requirements stipulated by the DfT as part of the funding for the Active Travel Fund Tranche 2.

Publication date: 18/10/2021

Date of decision: 14/10/2021

Effective from: 26/10/2021

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