Manchester invites comment on transport vision

July 15 2015  

Manchester invites comment on transport vision
From today Manchester residents and businesses have three months to offer their views on what transport improvements they would like to see introduced over the next 25 years.
 
Greater Manchester's Transport Strategy 2040 sets out a vision for the city region which includes creating better ways of getting around the city centre and improved connections to other major urban centres.
 
“Looking ahead to 2040 allows us to plan and deliver a truly resilient infrastructure network,” said Transport for Greater Manchester chairman Andrew Fender. “To do this properly it is vital that we get input and support from as many people and groups as possible.
 
“The conversation we want to start today is not just about huge infrastructure projects,” he added.
 
“Fundamentally it’s about making travel across Greater Manchester and beyond easier, faster, safer, healthier, more efficient and offering greater choice for customers; across all modes and increasingly supported by new technology.”
 
Among the transport vision’s proposals are increasing public transport and cycling provision on more radial routes into the centre and a larger and more densely developed city centre with limited car use.
 
Consulting with the public on its plans is the first step in developing a Greater Manchester Transport Strategy for 2040, to be published next year. The strategy will replace the current Greater Manchester Local Transport Plan. To view the city's transport strategy vision search ‘tfgm 2040’.
 
(Photo: Transport for Greater Manchester)

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