The Bee Network Phase 2

Closed 28 Aug 2023

Opened 24 Jul 2023


The Bee Network is a proposal to make Greater Manchester an easier place for people to get around on foot or by bike.

Our aim is to make the city region a nicer place to live, work, get on and grow old and to connect every neighbourhood and community, while helping people be less dependent on cars.

The proposal centres around an 1,800 mile joined up cycling and walking network which will help GM become a true cycling and walking city region.

Following on from the Castleton Phase 1 project which is now on site and scheduled for completion this Autumn, the councils highways team has developed a significant Phase 2 route which will connect Castleton direct to Rochdale Town Centre.

The proposed scheme would provide a range of benefits including:

  • More greenery
  • Improved street lighting
  • Opportunities for public to help plant landscaped areas
  • Improved footpath materials to enhance the public realm and comfort for people walking
  • Road re-surfacing
  • 20mph speed limits and traffic calming measures
  • Improved signs and road markings for cyclists
  • Benches
  • Bike pumps for public use
  • Junction upgrade to improve crossing facilities for pedestrians and cyclist

Please take time to review the scheme overview map & visit out online consultation platform which can be accessed through the link below

Online consultation goes live on Monday 24th for 4 weeks until Friday 18th August.

There will be also be public facing sessions at Number One Riverside from 4pm-7pm on the following dates:

•Thursday 3rd August

•Thursday 17th August


  • Castleton Ward


  • All People


  • Development Management