RESIDENTS and community groups can find out the latest with the walking and cycling proposals for the Urmston Active Neighbourhood project.

The One Trafford Partnership (a collaboration between Amey Plc and Trafford Council) has launched an interactive web-based tool about the scheme which is part of the Bee Network vision proposed by Chris Boardman, Greater Manchester’s Cycling and Walking Commissioner to make Greater Manchester an easier place for people to get around on foot or by bike. The Mayor of Greater Manchester allocated £160 million to the Mayor’s Cycling and Walking Challenge Fund (MCF), which the team at One Trafford Partnership were successful in securing £11.3m through a bidding process, to develop an active neighbourhood across the region.

The engagement exercise follows on from the Urmston Active Neighbourhood launch event earlier this year which invited residents and businesses to attend and have their say on developing proposals, to improve Urmston.

Cllr Stephen Adshead, Executive Member for Environment, Air Quality and Climate Change, said: “In the current climate and unforeseen challenges, it is important for the council to continue public engagement, especially on projects that promote active lifestyles. This virtual reality platform will help us to bring communities together during a time where it is not safe for vulnerable groups to leave the house.

Learn more about Urmston Active Neighbourhood, visit the virtual reality platform :