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.
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.
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