The trans pennine trail (TPT) between Whitbarrow Road and Reddish Crescent in Lymm was opened in July 2022.
The new path has a new type of surface called Flexipave. This is mix of recycled rubber from vehicle tyres and natural stone aggregate that forms a hard wearing surface.
Flexipave has a much lower environmental footprint requiring less tree removal and allows for better drainage. It has a softer surface which is better for pedestrians, runners, dog walkers and horse riders. It is also much more attractive than tarmac thanks to the golden aggregate giving it a speckled appearance. This project has used the equivalent of over 10,000 recycled car tyres which is a saving of 230,555kg of CO2 had these tyres been burned.
All “A” frame barriers and gates within the scheme have been removed. They have been replaced by suitable Equality Act compliant access controls whilst retaining access for maintenance vehicles.