We're making it easier, safer and more enjoyable to travel around the town centre – especially for cyclists and pedestrians.

Accessible Oldham is a scheme which will transform streets around Oldham over the next four years by improving roads, footpaths and public areas.

The scheme will make a huge difference to the look and feel of our town centre and complement the wider regeneration works including the redevelopment of Spindles Town Square Shopping Centre and the creation of a brand new park.

The junction will be part of Greater Manchester's Bee Network – which aims to create the UK’s largest cycling and walking network and make walking and cycling the natural choices for shorter journeys.

Other projects taking place as part of Accessible Oldham are:

  • Fountain Street: improvements to footpaths and roads. Re-locating the taxi rank to the nearby car park which will also be upgraded, and new disabled parking bays installed.
  • West Street/Cheapside: Developing a cycle route and improved pedestrian link to and from Oldham Leisure Centre on Rochdale Road and Oldham King Street Metrolink stop. Re-routing buses away from West Street to create a traffic-free zone.
  • Market Place and Curzon Street: improvements to support the creation of cycle routes in and around the town centre.
  • Lord Street/High Street: Pedestrianisation of the lower end of Lord Street and High Street and public open space improvements.
  • A new access into the Southlink development site at the Oldham Way/Prince Street junction.
  • Improved access around Tommyfield Market Hall into the High Street including replacing bollards with a new entry/exit system for vehicles.
artists impression of tommyfield market