Check out Safe Streets Stockport and make sure we put Heald Green on the map!

Stockport Council is to receive a grant of up to £500,000 to help it deliver proposals to make it easier for people to walk and cycle during the coronavirus pandemic.

The current health crisis has provided a need to make it as easy as possible for residents to walk and cycle safely while also respecting the Government’s social distancing guidelines.

WalkRideGM have created an interactive map of Stockport that lets you pin-point the areas you think need to be look at. The data that this will provide will help Stockport Council in identifying those particular areas of the borough where measures to support walking and cycling safely are needed.

Chris Boardman, Cycling and Walking Commissioner for Greater Manchester, says:

“By creating safe streets we give people the choice to make active journeys, taking the pressure off our public transport system and protecting our NHS – both now and in the future. When a third of all journeys under 1km in Greater Manchester are made by car, the lifesaving impact of this, through improved health and cleaner air, cannot be underestimated.”

In addition, any Stockport business or resident who is aware of a footpath or road where social distancing is proving to be a challenge, should forward the details to walkcycle@stockport.gov.uk

Cllr Adrian Nottingham says; “This is an opportunity to have our say and to promote a safer and cleaner place to live. Please do check out Safe Streets Stockport and make sure we put Heald Green on the map!”

 

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