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Stockport 2023 elections candidate questionnaire

Stockport 2023 elections candidate questionnaire

It’s election season in Stockport, and with all seats up for grabs it’s a crucial moment for the future of the borough. Stockport’s Walk Ride groups have prepared the following questions and sent them to all candidates. We will add their replies to this page 

Local Groups Update: Wins for Walk Ride Blackley, Active Travel Commissioner Visits Whalley Range School Street + more

Local Groups Update: Wins for Walk Ride Blackley, Active Travel Commissioner Visits Whalley Range School Street + more

Welcome to our latest round-up of selected activities and neighbourhood successes achieved by our local Walk Ride group volunteers. Walk Ride Blackley Walk into the Weekend Friday 10 March was the very first ‘Walk into the Weekend’. Initiated by the Walk Ride Blackley team, the 

News: Walk Ride Blackley Helps Secure Safer Steps in Blackley Forest, Launches 20’s Plenty Petition for Blackley Village + More

News: Walk Ride Blackley Helps Secure Safer Steps in Blackley Forest, Launches 20’s Plenty Petition for Blackley Village + More

Walk Ride Blackley has been very active lately in pursuit of healthier, safer, better neighbourhoods to live in.

Blackley Forest Steps

After successful campaigning, new steps have been unveiled at Blackley Forest.

Previously unstable and unsafe (see below), the steps are now fortified with brand new nosing to make sure they’re accessible for more of the area’s residents.

From this –>Stepped access in Blackley Forest before Walk Ride Blackley campaigned for improvements …to this –> Improvements to stepped access in Blackley Forest secured by Walk Ride Blackley

Sign the Petition for Safer Streets

Launched in February 2023, Walk Ride Blackley’s petition to make Blackley Village a 20mph area is already nearing the 300-signature target.

Walk Ride Blackley say:

The residential roads and their footpaths in Blackley Village are narrow and bendy. We also have hundreds of school children and their families using them every day.

There are already 20 miles per hour zones directly outside of the schools – which means 1) drivers have to change their speed several times and 2) most of the children’s way to school is not protected from fast cars.

Additionally, we frequently have races occurring in the area. Petitioning for a 20 miles per hour zone will pave the way for more physical traffic calming measures to stop these races.

The plan is to take the petition back to local councillors and ask for their support to make the area 20mph – and therefore safer for all users, including schoolchildren, everyone walking, wheeling or cycling in the area – and drivers too.

Flower Baskets

Barbara from Walk Ride Blackley has been doing some great work at the junction of Victoria Avenue/Middleton Road.

The guard rail barriers have been improved immeasurably by the addition of flower baskets:

If you’d like to help to improve Blackley, then get involved by contacting walkrideblackley@walkride.org.uk.

Review: Healthy, Happy, Hazard-Free School Streets in Whalley Range

Review: Healthy, Happy, Hazard-Free School Streets in Whalley Range

Words by Jack Hunter (Walk Ride Whalley Range) Last week, Walk Ride Whalley Range supported two local primary schools to organise a school street for Clean Air Day. With permission from Manchester City Council (MCC), streets around each school were closed to traffic for drop-off