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

The Port Salford Greenway Scheme, a project to deliver a network of high quality cycling and walking routes in the city. There was a need to create cycling and pedestrian links for both leisure and commuting purposes, helping to connect outer areas of Salford to the main hub of the centre.  

What we did:  

Urban Vision provided landscape design, highway and structural engineering and quantity surveying to the project, as well as project managing both phases one and two of the scheme until its completion. With this, Urban Vision provided new footbridges, lighting and benches along the routes, in order to create a safer and more pleasant feel to the areas.   
Our landscape team were also responsible for refurbishing subways along the route, vegetation and tree clearance where necessary to accommodate the route and replacement tree planting where possible.  

The design ensured that Port Salford Greenway connected with other Urban Vision and Salford City Council cycling and walking schemes such as Roe Green Loopline, Tyldesley Loopline and Ellenbrook Loopline 

Services Urban Vision provided:  

  • Landscape design  
  • Highway design 
  • Structural engineering  
  • Principal design (CDM) 
  • Quantity surveying  

The Outcome:  

Port Salford Greenway’s extensive network connects Salford communities to jobs, schools and leisure across the city and by the end of 2018 will contribute to over 28 kilometres of high quality pathways that are accessible and easy for everybody to use.  

The new route has successfully improved accessibility to leisure and green spaces including Cleavley allotments, Cleavley football pitches, Winton Bowling, Tennis and Social Club, Alder Forest and AFC Monton.  

Urban Vision and Salford City Council won a joint award in the ‘Excellence in Cycling and Walking’ category at the National Transport Awards 2017 for ‘Traffic-free Routes’ in the city.