Connecting Salford with cycling looplines

As part of Salford’s strategy  and central government agendas to encourage cycling and walking as alternative options for commuters, Urban Vision,  our joint venture with Salford City Council and Galliford Try, has designed and delivered various cycle looplines around Salford to encourage traffic-free activity throughout the city. 

You can download our Next Generation Cycleway design brochure here.

What we did: 

Urban Vision’s landscape architects provided design services to improve and extend Ellenbrook, Roe Green, Linnyshaw and Tyldesley looplines, creating high quality, striking traffic-free cycling and walking routes, working in partnership with the Council.  
All looplines required extensive site clearance works, underpass refurbishments, footpath widening and landscaping. The landscape team also placed new signage on all routes to help people direct users to key destinations throughout the City. 

The team also cleared vegetation and trees where necessary to accommodate the routes, replaced trees where possible, combined pedestrian and cycle crossings, improved drainage along the route and provided new signage. 

Ellenbrook loopline, which was made from 50% of recycled tyres, required entrances accessible to all users including people on bikes, wheelchairs and mobility scooters. 

Here are the services Urban Vision provided: 
  • Landscape architecture 
  • Street lighting design 
  • Quantity surveying 
  • Structural engineering 
  • Planning submission 
  • Signage and wayfinding design 
  • Public consultation 
The outcome:  

Residents on the outskirts of Salford can now enjoy traffic-free access into the centre of Salford and Manchester via these newly refurbished and upgraded walking and cycling routes.   
The looplines are nationally recognised, award-winning traffic-free routes. They won top awards at the National Transport Award in 2017 and a CIHT North West Award in 2018. 

Designing and delivering connecting cycling and walking routes for the Port Salford Greenway Scheme


Given the speed at which the scheme was designed and has been constructed, the project has gone remarkably smoothly and this is largely due to the efforts of Urban Vision’s Landscape design team

Catriona Swanson, Salford City Council

Urban Vision: Helping Salford become a beacon in the Northern Powerhouse

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Urban Vision has been a valuable partner since we first formed the alliance. The partnership extension will provide further efficiency gains and more savings for the Council, without affecting service quality and performance.

Jim Taylor Salford’s City Director

Managing the design and build of St Luke’s C of E Primary School in Salford


I just wanted to say how thrilled we are with our new building. Our children and their families, staff and governors are all so impressed – the expression ‘WOW!’ has been heard many times this last week.

K, Partridge, Headteacher at St Luke’s C of E Primary School