Walking, Wheeling and Cycling Strategy

Closes 12 Feb 2023

Opened 18 Jan 2023

Results expected 13 Mar 2023

Feedback expected 17 Mar 2023

Overview

Trafford Council have developed 3 priorities in it's corporate plan to improve the lives and wellbeing of residents. The priorities are:

1) Reducing Health Inequalities

2) Supporting People Out Of Poverty and

3) Addressing Our Climate Crisis

Trafford Council have therefore developed a draft Walking, Wheeling and Cycling strategy (see bottom of this page for a link to the draft strategy) with the vision that,

"Trafford is a green and connected borough where more people choose active travel every day."

We will work with our partners, residents and communities to enable more people to take up walking, wheeling and cycling and enencourage a change in behaviour.

Our overall goal is that over the next 10 years:

  • 90% of journeys under 1 mile will be taken by foot / bicycle / scooter.  

  • 80% of journeys under 5 miles will be taken by foot / bicycle / scooter or public transport. 

Why your views matter

Trafford Council have declared a climate emergency and set a target to reach net zero by 2038, and this global issue must be addressed at a local level through the direct actions and influence of the Council. Transport is a significant generator of greenhouse gases which are contributing to the climate emergency. Therefore by increasing sustainable travel, we will start to address the impact that transport has on the climate emergency. Pollution from motorised transport also affects air quality, and poor air quality has a significant impact on health.

Walking, wheeling and cycling are often the most accessible ways for people to be active, and being active benefits our health, and are generally low-cost or free activities that have practical as well as health benefits. Therefore, enabling and supporting Trafford residents to walk, wheel and cycle more significantly contributes to all three corporate priorities.

Please review the draft strategy (link below). This draft has been initially reviewed by various partners and critical friends, and now we are keen to seek feedback from a wide range of Trafford residents, Trafford businesses and visitors to Trafford on this strategy.

Please give us your views

Events

  • Central Trafford Drop in Session - Walking, Wheeling and Cycling Strategy

    From 26 Jan 2023 at 17:00 to 26 Jan 2023 at 19:00

    A drop in session to provide an opportunity for people to comment on the draft Walking, Wheeling and Cycling Strategy.
    Location:
    Sale High School,
    Norris Road,
    Sale,
    M33 3JR.

  • Online Drop in Session - Walking, Wheeling and Cycling Strategy

    From 30 Jan 2023 at 18:00 to 30 Jan 2023 at 19:00

    A drop in session to provide an opportunity for people to comment on the draft Walking, Wheeling and Cycling Strategy.
    Location
    Online Microsoft Teams.
    Please email ALCD@trafford.gov.uk to book your slot and a link to the session will be issued.

  • North Trafford (Stretford and Gorse Hill) Drop in Session - Walking, Wheeling and Cycling Strategy

    From 31 Jan 2023 at 17:00 to 31 Jan 2023 at 19:00

    A drop in session to provide an opportunity for people to comment on the draft Walking, Wheeling and Cycling Strategy.
    Location:
    Stretford Public Hall,
    Chester Road,
    Stretford,
    M32 0LG.

  • South Trafford Drop in Session - Walking, Wheeling and Cycling Strategy

    From 1 Feb 2023 at 17:00 to 1 Feb 2023 at 18:30

    A drop in session to provide an opportunity for people to comment on the draft Walking, Wheeling and Cycling Strategy.
    Location:
    Altrincham Library
    Room 2 
    2 Pott Street,
    Altrincham,
    WA14 1AH

  • West Trafford (Urmston, Davyhulme and Flixton) Drop in Session - Walking, Wheeling and Cycling Strategy

    From 2 Feb 2023 at 17:00 to 2 Feb 2023 at 19:00

    A drop in session to provide an opportunity for people to comment on the draft Walking, Wheeling and Cycling Strategy.
    Location:
    Move Urmston,
    Bowfell Road,
    Urmston
    M41 5RR

  • North Trafford (Old Trafford) Drop in Session - Walking, Wheeling and Cycling Strategy

    From 7 Feb 2023 at 16:00 to 7 Feb 2023 at 18:00

    A drop in session to provide an opportunity for people to comment on the draft Walking, Wheeling and Cycling Strategy.
    Location:
    Old Trafford Wellbeing Centre
    54 - 56 Seymour Grove
    Old Trafford
    Manchester
    M16 0LN

  • West Trafford (Partington and Carrington) Drop in Session - Walking, Wheeling and Cycling Strategy

    From 8 Feb 2023 at 17:00 to 8 Feb 2023 at 19:00

    A drop in session to provide an opportunity for people to comment on the draft Walking, Wheeling and Cycling Strategy.
    Location:
    St. Mary’s Church (St George's Room)
    Manchester Road
    Partington
    Manchester
    M31 4FB