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Urmston to Ashton on Mersey proposed bridleway aka cycleway. Horse steps and kissing gates are on this footpath which is to be converted to a bridleway aka cycle link. Any representation or objection contact The Director of Legal and Democratic Services, Trafford Town Hall , Talbot Road , Stretford Manchestder M32 0TH
At present you can push a pram or a wheelchair all the way from Urmston to Ashton on Mersey and avoid the horse stiles and kissing gates . Most of the horse stiles and kissing gates have disappeared or left open.
Even the Horse riders do not like the horse stiles . On the bridge over the River Mersey there used to be horse stiles at both ends of the bridge, these were both removed after objection from horse riders.
The surface is in desperate need of improvement but this would be a waste if the unwanted and unneeded barriers are not removed at the same time..
The latest Highways England standard OCT 2016 states that these barriers must not be used at all, because they prevent access by various types of cycle, as well as other types of mobility aid, including wheelchairs and mobility scooters. UPDATE This Highways England standard is now superceded by Local Transport Note 1/20 which states a 1.5 metre gap is required. A complicated arrangement of bollards has been installed at 1.1 metre gaps but because of the arrangement probably only a 1.05 metre clear . The height of the bollards is over 1 metre which means a trishaw with a rain cover on will not be able to get through ! . To cap it all there's a horse steps with an ideal gap for the trishaw but the steps !!!!

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