Mayor's Challenge Fund Tranche 4 - Wharfside Way - Moss Road (Phase One) Consultation

Closed 17 Jul 2022

Opened 6 Jun 2022


Trafford Council is proposing to improve cycling and walking facilities between Wharfside Way to Moss Road. The scheme aims to encourage residents and visitors of key attractions such as Trafford Park, Media City and Old Trafford Stadia to adopt sustainable modes of travel, whilst enhancing connectivity to the wider cycle route network, including National Cycle Route 55 and Route 82.

If the proposals are successful then the scheme will be delivered in two phases, with Phase One focused on improvements along Wharfside Way and Village Circle, and Phase Two on improvements along Europa Way, Fraser Place through to Moss Road.

Phase 1 & 2 Plan

Improvements proposed to be delivered as part of Phase One will include:

  • Upgrade of existing cycling facilities along Wharfside Way to a cycle track in both directions separated from motorists.
  • Upgrade of the existing ‘pelican’ crossing at Old Trafford Stadia entrance/exit to a segregated signal-controlled ‘sparrow’ crossing, a signalised parallel crossing which allows both pedestrians and cyclists to cross separately from one another, connecting to National Cycle Route 55
  • Modification and upgrade at the junction of John Gilbert Way / Wharfside Way to include segregated signal-controlled crossing facilities for both cyclists and pedestrians.
  • Upgrade of the existing ‘toucan’ crossings at Village Circle to signal-controlled ‘sparrow’ crossings, connecting to existing cycle facilities along Village Way.
  • Introduction of continuous footway and cycle track across accesses and minor junctions to give priority to pedestrians and cyclists ahead of vehicles. 
  • Reduction in speed limit along Wharfside Way to 30mph
  • Upgrading of existing bus stops to a new bypass to allow cyclists, pedestrians and bus passengers to be separated from each other

Plan of Proposals (Wharfside Way/Sir Matt Busby Way junction)

Plan of Proposals (Wharfside Way/John Gilbert Way junction)

Plan of Proposals (Village Circle Roundabout)

Why your views matter

We are asking residents to provide us with their views on the proposals for the scheme. Your feedback will be reviewed and used to make amendments to final design of the scheme if appropriate. We invite you to answer a series of questions to express your views.

What happens next

Once the consultation has closed on Sunday 17th July 2022, all the feedback received will be analysed and considered to help shape the final plans.

If you would like to keep up to date with the progress of the scheme, updates will be posted on our webpage.