Salford City Council is consulting on proposals for new and enhanced walking and cycling routes linking Walkden, Worsley and the surrounding area to the new Bridgewater Garden in Boothstown.

Developed in partnership with Salford City Council, Transport for Greater Manchester (TfGM), the Royal Horticultural Society (RHS), Peel L&P and Worsley Park Marriott Hotel, the proposals will provide:

  • A traffic-free route along the north of the Bridgewater Canal linking Worsley and Boothstown to the RHS;
  • An enhanced north-south route from Walkden Station to the RHS, also linking to the A580 Guided Busway;
  • New pedestrian and cycle crossing facilities on the East Lancashire Road (A580), Leigh Road (A572), Walkden Road (A575), Barton Road (B5211) and Birch Road;
  • The route will also connect into the existing traffic-free network in Salford, including the Bridgewater Way, the Roe Green loopline and the Tyldesley loopline.

Proposals for expanding the city’s off-road network will be on display at Worsley Library on Tuesday 21 January from 2pm to 7pm and the Walkden Gateway centre on Thursday 23 January from 2pm to 7pm.

Residents’ views and comments will help support a full business case submission to the Greater Manchester Combined Authority (GMCA) to secure funding to implement the scheme. The more responses received the more weight this will have in terms of securing funding to implement the scheme. A decision is expected in summer 2020.

For further details on the proposals including a survey please visit


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