Cycling to RHS Garden Bridgewater (Part 1)

We’ve been waiting with some anticipation for news of the cycle route to RHS Garden Bridgewater opening. Given it’s relatively nearby, we wanted to be able to cycle there, rather than drive, so we’ve been waiting for the walking and cycling path from the Bridgewater Canal to be complete.

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Drum & Bass on the Bike Manchester – 27 June 2021

Starting at 2pm in MediaCityUK, we arrived for Dom Whiting‘s Drum & Bass on the Bike ride. If you don’t know who Dom is, he’s the Drum & Bass DJ who’s been cycling round various UK towns and cities on his rather fantastic adapted bakfiets cargo bike, find out more about him on Facebook or watch his videos on YouTube.

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Stretford Arndale late 80s / early 90s

With all the current discussion going on about the redevelopment of Stretford town centre, it’s good timing that I came across some old negatives of mine, including these shots of Stretford Arndale from the late 80s / early 90s. As you can probably guess, I’m not really sure of the exact date, but it was around that time.

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Princess Road and Medlock Street roundabout improvement scheme – February 2021

The Princess Road roundabout is one of number of large busy junctions on Manchester’s inner ring road. Since it was built as part of the Mancunian Way in the 1967, somewhat unsurprisingly, it’s been dominated by motor traffic. It has also had a poor safety record, which has included the sad death of Jaye Bloomfield in 2014, who was killed by a speeding driver while she was cycling across one of the slip roads.

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Stretford Mall Public Consultation 2021

On 15 January 2021, Trafford Council and Bruntwood Works published the latest consultation for Stretford Town Centre and Stretford Mall, on the back of the recent fantastic news of £17.6m being awarded to the town from the government’s Future High Streets Fund.

This is the latest in a long line of masterplans and consultations for Stretford town centre, going back to the ill-fated UA92 proposals and the revised Stretford Masterplan and beyond.

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