Engagement on sustainable travel in Standish begins

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Residents and businesses are being invited to have their say on proposals to improve travel on foot or by bike in Standish.

The proposed scheme aims to:

• Build on the popularity of the Standish Mineral Line, developing an extension to connect Robin Hill with Almond Brook Road whilst providing the missing connection to the west, linking with the cycle improvement scheme at Junction 27 of the M6. 

• Provide additional and improved sections of on and off-road facilities, creating high quality multi-user routes (walking, cycling, equestrian and wheelchair) to extend the existing Standish Mineral Line, connecting Standish through to Shevington Moor. 

• Provide a safe route for journeys into the local shopping centre in Standish, as well as to schools, health services and leisure venues. The improvements will resurface existing informal routes, public rights of way and bridleways, providing new connections, crossing points and links to new housing developments. 

The proposed changes will form part of the Greater Manchester Bee Network – the city-region’s 10-year plan to deliver the UK’s largest cycling and walking network.

Once complete, the Bee Network will enable people to leave the car at home for everyday trips to school or the shops.

Leader of Wigan Council, Councillor David Molyneux, said: “These schemes can help to ensure our transport routes work for road users of all kind. “We are really interested to hear the views of our residents on these proposals. Our goal is to create connected, accessible, and healthier transport options for all residents.

“This guidance will inform how we proceed, helping us to create a new era for walking and cycling in our borough.”

A two-week engagement period begins on Monday 27th September and feedback can be provided by visiting wigan.gov.uk/majorprojects or by emailing majorprojects@wigan.gov.uk