Priority 3: Movement
Enhancing movement to make it easier for more people to get around Chorlton safely and quickly
– Updated 12 May 2022 –
We want Chorlton to be safe and offer easy ways to get around, which would help create a more vibrant place where more people meet, shop, work and enjoy our neighbourhood.
To achieve this, we want to:
Rebalance local traffic towards walking and cycling and reduce traffic congestion in the centre of Chorlton.
More firmly encourage positive behaviours that create a safer and more welcoming environment for pedestrians and cyclists.
Explore creative solutions to parking problems.
Our Initial Long List of Actions To Deliver Change
- Pavement Upgrade: improve the quality of pavements and introduce minimum width and quality standards in the district centre to ensure they are visually appealing and safe for everyone to use.
- Road Rule Enforcement: request that authorities actively enforce speeding and parking rule violations.
- Twenty is Plenty: introduce a default 20mph speed limit on all Chorlton roads.
- Tackle Pavement Parking and Idling: provide local communities with tools to encourage responsible parking that helps pedestrians and people using pushchairs and wheelchairs, and improves air quality.
- School Streets: support creative solutions to reduce school trips by car, such as walking buses and lift shares.
- Next-Generation Cycle Lane: advocate for the next wave expansion of segregated cycle lanes to extend the network to more streets, especially along Wilbraham Road.
- Car-Free Taster Days: implement a series of test events for no-car days on key streets in Chorlton
- Creative Parking Solutions: undertake a programme to test low-traffic and parking solutions in busy streets, which could include temporary road closures, one-way systems and resident parking.
- Support Car Sharing: encourage local streets to adopt electric car-sharing clubs to reduce the number of vehicles stored on Chorlton streets.
- Road Care Reporting: create better ways for people to report potholes, tree root incursion and other danger spots, and to progress-chase responses from the City Council.
- Leave As Found Charter: request that Manchester City Council require utility companies to restore pavement and roads to their previous state following street works.