Project: Active Todmorden
Project: Active Todmorden
Project: Active Todmorden

The project will enable all ages and abilities to walk or cycle for everyday journeys and make the natural assets of the area more accessible to enable leisure use by local residents and tourist visitors.

The Active Todmorden objective is to:

  • Provide an accessible, attractive, legible pedestrian environment in the town centre and on key approaches along the three main corridors and to/from the Rail Station
  • Create a spine walking and cycling network, using the Rochdale Canal corridor to provide connections east and south, and the Burnley Road corridor for connections north.

There will be easy access to this core network from residential areas and key public destinations from low traffic neighbourhoods.

These physical enhancements will be complemented by an improved signing, wayfinding and interpretation, improving the awareness and attractiveness of destinations and amenities.

Walking and cycling itineraries will be developed for leisure visitors to support the broader ambition for the area to become a hub for leisure walking and cycling.

The Active Todmorden objective is to:

  • Provide an accessible, attractive, legible pedestrian environment in the town centre and on key approaches along the three main corridors and to/from the Rail Station
  • Create a spine walking and cycling network, using the Rochdale Canal corridor to provide connections east and south, and the Burnley Road corridor for connections north.

There will be easy access to this core network from residential areas and key public destinations from low traffic neighbourhoods.

These physical enhancements will be complemented by an improved signing, wayfinding and interpretation, improving the awareness and attractiveness of destinations and amenities. Walking and cycling itineraries will be developed for leisure visitors to support the broader ambition for the area to become a hub for leisure walking and cycling.

Towns Fund Alignment

✓ Local transport
✓ Covid-19 recovery plan
✓ Clean growth

Strategic Alignment

✓ National Planning Policy Framework
✓ Transport & Road Investment Strategy
✓ Creating a Transport Decarbonisation Plan
✓ Gear Change
✓ Ten Point Plan for Green Industrial Revolution
✓ West Yorkshire Low Emissions Strategy
✓ West Yorkshire Transport Strategy
✓ Active Calderdale Strategy
✓ Calderdale Cycling Strategy
✓ Calderdale All Age Disability Strategy
✓ Draft Todmorden Neighbourhood Plan

Town Deal Funding will:

  • Increase use of walking and cycling
  • Reduce trips by vehicles
  • Improve air quality
  • Improve commuter flows
  • Create direct canal access to/from town for activities and venues
  • Improve signage