Residents are being encouraged to have their say on major new pedestrian and cycling schemes in Bolton town centre.

The council has today launched a four week consultation on proposals which could see road junctions redesigned.

The scheme is part of the Greater Manchester’s £160m Cycling and Walking Challenge Fund.

It includes redesigning eight junctions for pedestrian and cyclist safety, known as Cyclops junctions and introducing new segregated cycle lanes in Bradshawgate, Great Moor Street, and St George’s Street.

Bolton Council’s cabinet member for highways, Cllr Stuart Haslam, said: "We have been examining in depth for several months now on how to make walking and cycling in the town centre a safer and a more attractive option, and to improve the environment to all visitors to our town.

"We realise, of course, that active travel is not a realistic or desirable option for everyone. This is why we wish to introduce changes which will improve the road network for all responsible users – walkers, cyclists and motorists."

To have your say, email using Bolton Town Centre Phase One (East) in the subject box.