Designing and delivering a safer cycle lane at Carpino Place

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.