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Proposals Access Cycling Infrastructure Walking

10 reasons to support Stockport’s proposed Romiley cycle route

A whole range of proposals forming a new Bee Network active travel route between Romiley and Stockport are included in a consultation that ends in just a few days, potentially benefitting a big area of south east Greater Manchester around the River Goyt.

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Infrastructure Cycling Walking

‘Quiet Lane’ status given to more rural Stockport roads

A series of lanes on the rural fringes of Stockport have recently (and very quietly) received new “Quiet Lane” signage, but is a sign enough to make a quiet lane?

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Proposals Cycling Ideas Infrastructure Walking

Buxton Town Team drafts sustainable travel plan for spa town

Community group Buxton Town Team have drafted the first sustainable travel plan for the High Peak spa town, including proposed actions on accessibility and movement through the town by walking, cycling, cars and goods vehicles.

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Proposals Cycling Walking

Edgeley to Stockport cycle route plans: another A6 cop-out?

Stockport Council have just opened a new Bee Network walking and cycling consultation, for a route from Edgeley, bridging the mainline railway junction and the A6, into the town centre and marketplace.

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Infrastructure Access Cycling Walking

Get sustainable travel in the next Peak District National Park plan

The Peak District National Park Authority has launched a consultation for input into its next National Park Management Plan — an important chance to get active travel, rights of way and cycling high on its agenda of work.

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Cycling Infrastructure

New online Peak District Cycle Parking Map launches

A new Peak District Cycle Parking Map has just been added here on Peaks & Puddles, pin-pointing over 150 secure bike stand locations in and around the Peak District National Park.

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Closures Walking Works

Trans Pennine Trail at Brinnington to close for 5 weeks resurfacing

Part of the Trans Pennine Trail in Stockport will be closed for approximately five weeks from Monday, 28th June 2021 for resurfacing works to take place. Update (28/06/21): This closure has now been postponed to mid-September 2021.

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Cycling Infrastructure Walking

Peak District cycle parking locations? Don’t ask the National Park

The Peak District National Park Authority encourages motorists to “park and protect” by using one of the 2,000 spaces at its 45 car parks, but a recent enquiry showed it is completely unable, and seemingly unwilling, to list and promote the availability of places to lock a bicycle.

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Closures Cycling Walking

Forestry works closure of Upper Goyt Valley road delayed

The planned closure of the one-way road from Errwood to Derbyshire Bridge in the Upper Goyt Valley has reportedly been delayed by around a month, as footpath closures and other plans show the scale of the tree felling works.

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Access Cycling Walking

Lyme Park unlikely to stay open beyond 4.30pm this year

Even if the weather for much of May 2021 has been a washout, the days are now incredibly long as we race towards the brightest day of the year. So will the National Trust’s Lyme Park finally extend its frustrating 4.30pm closing time to 8pm, like usual in summer? It’s not looking good so far.