Designing and delivering a safer cycle lane at Carpino Place

Our multidisciplinary team consisting of landscape architects, road safety advisors, quantity surveyors, project managers and highway engineers, designed and delivered a high quality public space, in partnership with Salford City Council, on Carpino Place in Salford, which includes a safe cycle lane linking to other cycle routes across the city 

You can download our Next Generation Cycleway design brochure here.

Carpino Place was chosen for this development so new residents are able to come and go from their houses with more ease and to encourage more use of the cycle path overall.   

Oldfield Road, where Carpino Place, is situated is a key element of the cycle network, connecting the University of Salford with Manchester City Centre and the Manchester Universities.   

The project was delivered on behalf of English Cities Fund, Salford City Council's development partner for the Salford Central area, as part of the Carpino Place residential development scheme. 

What we did:  

The team designed and delivered the new cycle lane which was re-routed behind the bus stop on Oldfield Road to avoid conflict between buses and cyclists. For safer access to and from Carpino Place and the surrounding area, pedestrian crossing points were also created. 
The design work also included the installation of street furniture in the form of cycle stands, bollards, a litter bin and a bus shelter and incorporates high quality paving to complement the existing public realm around the war memorial on the Oldfield Road and Chapel Street junction.  
The team also added rain gardens into the cycleway design which absorbs the flow of rain water that would usually run off the cycle lane into the sewer, alleviating the pressure of flooding during heavy rainfall.

A list of services Urban Vision provided included:
  • Landscape architecture  
  • Drainage engineering 
  • Highway engineering 
  • CDM services 
  • Quantity surveying  
  • Street lighting design 
  • Traffic and transportation - highway regulation 
  • Design and supervision of the hard and soft landscape 
The outcome:

Residents and commuters who live and travel through Carpino Place are now able to enjoy safer cycling and pedestrian environments. 

The scheme has also been shortlisted for ‘Excellence in Cycling and Walking’ at the National Transport Awards 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

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“This partnership has never been about just delivering significant efficiency savings. It’s about place, growth and jobs – and the people of Salford. Our priorities are firmly aligned with the Council’s vision, which means we also place social value at the heart of what we do.”

Barry Pilkington, Urban Vision’s Partnership Director

Road safety audits on the Leigh Ellenbrook guided busway


The scheme was put in place as a preferred mode of transport to Metrolink, operating in a similar way to tram networks as the buses are guided along the majority of the route by a fixed track arrangement.

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