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Derbyshire finally reveals bids for Emergency Active Travel Funds

Derbyshire County Council has finally disclosed details of the bids it made for over £2 million from the government’s Emergency Active Travel Fund, intended to provide quick wins to improve walking and cycling conditions — and it’s good news for Chesterfield at least.

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Closures Cycling Walking Works

Four-week closure of Middlewood Way near Bollington Viaduct begins

Middlewood Way is closed for four weeks just north of Bollington Viaduct as Cheshire East undertake resurfacing and improvement works to the trail, part of NCN Route 55, which runs from Marple to Macclesfield.

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Closures Cycling Walking

Monsal Trail tunnels to close for two weeks essential maintenance

The Peak District National Park has announced two weeks of temporary closures for parts of the Monsal Trail, the former railway line from Bakewell to Millers Dale, near Buxton.

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Proposals Cycling Walking

Public ‘engagement’ opens for Heatons and Romiley Active Neighbourhoods

Two more nearby Bee Network schemes are taking a slow step forward as Stockport launches an interactive comments map for their Heatons and Romiley active neighbourhood schemes, aimed at reducing car dominance to improve walking and cycling.

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Works Cycling Walking

Flood-damaged Strines to Roman Lakes bridleway given Flexipave fix

This flood-prone rural bridleway on the very edge of Greater Manchester has just had a second round of major improvement works, extending the Flexipave surface begun in 2018 and fixing the drainage problem at the heart of its woes.

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Proposals Cycling

Stockport publishes plans for ‘pop-up’ Heaton Chapel cycle route

Stockport Council has finally shared plans for the borough’s first Emergency Active Travel Fund pop-up cycle route, designed to provide a safe route parallel to the A6, just a few days before works are due to begin on the ground.

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Closures Walking

Goyt Valley reservoir footpath closed for major forestry works

One of the most popular Goyt Valley footpaths will be closed completely until November for major works, as the forest alongside Fernilee Reservoir undergoes a once in a lifetime change.

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Proposals Access Cycling Walking

Cheshire East consults on first ‘Emergency Active Travel’ plans

The first phase of Cheshire East’s Emergency Active Travel Fund allocation will go towards allowing cycling through town centre pedestrian zones along with restricting through traffic and adding 20mph limits speed to a handful of other roads.

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Cycling Walking Works

Canal & River Trust resume delayed ‘winter’ works to Upper Peak Forest Canal

Before a certain global pandemic and nationwide lockdown scuppered everything, the Canal & River Trust had a welcome slate of work to repair some of the worst patches of the Upper Peak Forest Canal between Marple and Disley. Now they’re back.

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Infrastructure Access Walking

New bridge for New Mills: Torrs Riverside Park re-connected to Sett Valley

As if by magic, the impressive Torrs Gorge lying below New Mills suddenly has a brand new footbridge, re-connecting part of the Torrs Riverside Park cut off since late 2015.