Rochdale Information | Information Headlines | Session opens for Castleton cycle lane


Date revealed: 25 January 2021

How the Castleton biking scheme might look

Plans to create a model new cycle lane in Castleton at the moment are out for public session, with residents in a position to assessment the plans and supply suggestions to Rochdale Council.

The £1.2m proposals, to create a brand new lane stretching from Castleton railway station to the Royal Toby Lodge, are a part of Higher Manchester’s plans to ship 1,800 miles of biking and strolling routes throughout the city-region; the Bee Community.

Below the proposals, parking on either side of Manchester Street might be eliminated and ready restrictions might be altered to maintain the cycleways clear, with the potential for off peak loading in cycle lanes. Below the present plans, the council is proposing to create a 32 house automobile park on brownfield land subsequent to Castleton railway station to help these touring by practice and to exchange the roadside parking misplaced.

In addition to making a new biking lane in each instructions, Castleton’s venture may even see enhancements made to crossing amenities, with factors at Royle Barn Street/Manchester Street and Nixon Road/Manchester Street being upgraded to incorporate devoted biking house.

Biking parking stands and cycle restore hubs may be launched alongside the path to help these travelling by bike, along with new paving, avenue furnishings and lighting, and, the place potential, timber and planters.

Councillor Neil Emmott, cupboard member for high quality of place, stated: “That is the vital first section of a improbable scheme which can finally see the lane prolonged into Rochdale city centre.

“Giving folks extra choices about how they journey across the borough is actually vital. It helps them keep linked to the locations they must be, whereas lowering the affect on the atmosphere and serving to help wholesome selections. Covid has additionally actually impacted the best way folks journey and made the necessity for this provision all of the extra vital.”

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The session follows Rochdale’s profitable bid for greater than £900,000 to the GM Energetic Journey Fund, which can create new biking schemes in Milnrow city centre and Lengthy Road in Middleton.

The enhancements are additionally a part of wider council plans to revitalise the areas across the borough’s 5 railway stations as a part of a model new rail technique.

Chris Boardman, Higher Manchester’s Biking & Strolling Commissioner, says: “We all know that when persons are given the secure house to, they select to stroll and cycle extra and Rochdale’s newest proposal delivers this, opening up the native space for these individuals who don’t have entry to a automobile; enabling them to really feel assured making native journeys to the retailers, work, leisure amenities or to satisfy mates.

“This scheme proposal has been developed to learn each residents and enterprise house owners within the space and to usually make Castleton centre a nicer place to be and go to, so I’d urge folks to get entangled and have their say.”

Residents can entry the session at:

They will submit suggestions through the web portal, by emailing: or posting feedback to: FAO Castleton Hall, Rochdale Borough Council, Quantity One Riverside, Smith Road, Rochdale, OL16 1XU.

The session is about to shut at midnight on Monday 15 February. If the proposals go ahead of their present kind, work is anticipated to begin later this 12 months.

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