First Cyclops junction to open in south Manchester

The ‘Cycle Optimised Protected Signals’ (CYCLOPS) junction at Royce Road in Hulme will allow cyclists to make a safe right turn while being protected from ongoing traffic.

In addition, segregated cycle lanes have been created on Chorlton Road, running from Chester Road to Stretford Road.

The junction marks the first part of a £13.4m cycling and walking route connecting Manchester to Chorlton and Manchester City Council’s Executive Member for the Environment, Planning and Transport said the feature would make travelling more efficient.

”The CYCLOPS junction maximises opportunities for safer cycling and walking in this area, while making the performance of the junction more efficient for all road users,” Councillor Angeliki Stogia said.

“As we gradually welcome Mancunians back to their city centre, we’re really looking forward to seeing this trailblazing feature becoming a landmark part of what is a well-used commuter route.”

When complete, the 5km route will run along Barlow Moor Road, Manchester Road, Upper Chorlton Road and Chorlton Road.

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