Local Transport Strategy and Implementation Plan
Manchester's Local Transport Strategy and Implementation Plan form an integral part of the Greater Manchester Local Transport Plan 3 document. It is available in full from Transport for Greater Manchester's website:
The document sets out how improving local transport in Manchester will contribute to delivering the Third Greater Manchester Local Transport Plan, and address local priorities described by Manchester 's Community Strategy.
The transport strategy aims to support the economic success of the last 15 years by identifying key transport policies and schemes to meet the future needs of a growing city and to strengthen the performance of our neighbourhoods. There is more work needed to make Manchester a place where people choose to live, work and bring up their children.
The strategy supports the prioritised major schemes in the Greater Manchester Transport Fund and Transport Strategy for Manchester City Centre - including the Cross City Bus package and enhancements to the Metrolink network. The strategy covers the context of continuing regeneration in Manchester and discusses all transport modes and aspects, including: rail, bus, tram, cycling, walking, maintenance, network management, road safety and Smarter Travel Choices.
The three-year Implementation Plan focuses on what can be achieved during the initial stages of the 10-year Strategy, from April 2011, taking account of severe funding constraints. Further Implementation Plans will be produced for later years.
The Third Greater Manchester Local Transport Plan (GMLTP3) will provide a clear set of investment priorities and complementary activities that support the maximum potential economic growth in Greater Manchester, whilst also acknowledging the need for lower carbon travel patterns and the importance of addressing the economic and social costs and impacts of deprivation within our community.