The Fallowfield Loop, or “Floop”, is the route of an old railway line that used to link up Manchester Central Station (now Manchester Central Convention Complex and formally the Gmex) with Guide Bridge station in Ashton, as well as stations at Chorlton, Fallowfield and Levenshulme.
The line closed in 1988, and lay empty until 2001, where after several years of campaigning it was converted into a walking and cycling route. It has remained popular ever since. In 2016, barriers originally designed to block cars, were removed to allow those travelling along the Fallowfield Loop to move more freely.
It is managed by Sustrans and the Friends of the Fallowfield Loop.
It is popular with pedestrians, joggers and cyclists alike and provides an 8-mile traffic-free green route across South Manchester.
Manchester City council have allocated £5million for improvements and they want to know your views. Whether it be wider paths more security less barrier, or anything else that will help promote the Fallowfield Loop.
You can respond on Manchester Council’s Consultation page above or by clicking here. This takes you to a Commonplace site: an online page where you can leave your own comments as well as seeing what other people have said.
The consultation closes on Friday the 21st of August so make sure your get your comments in if you want to have your say!