Manchester City Council

Technical issues

We have a technical issues that could affect some benefits payments. We're looking into the problem.

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Roads, parking & transport Bus gates

Bus gates are stretches of road that are only open to buses, black cabs and pedal cycles.

By buses we mean motor vehicles built or adapted to carry 8 or more passengers.

By black cabs we mean the hackney carriages you can flag down on the street, not private hire taxis.

The start of these stretches are marked by standard ‘no motor vehicles’ signs – a red circle with a picture of a motorbike above a car inside.

If you drive on these stretches of road you could be fined up to £90.

There are two bus gates in Manchester:

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