Published: 11th Oct 2019

By 2040, Manchester City Council wants 50% of all Greater Manchester journeys to be taken by public transport, bike or on foot, according to a report which outlines their revised Transport Strategy. The strategy will replace the existing strategy, which was published in 2010, and will take into account Manchester’s ambition to become a zero-carbon city by 2038. The strategy has been informed by a transport ‘conversation’ that the authority held last autumn which attracted 3,700 responses across Greater Manchester. Respondents saw air quality as an important issue, with 80% agreeing that improving public transport, cycling and walking would be the best way to improve air quality in the city. Traffic congestion was identified as one of the biggest problems when travelling in and around the city centre, with around 70% of respondents saying that reducing traffic levels would be the best way to create a high-quality city centre. The … (To read the full article, subscribe below)