Consultations and surveys Ancoats ETRO 6-month trial

Ancoats Experimental Traffic Regulation Order (ETRO) 6-month trial

We consulted the public about making streets in Ancoats quieter and safer.  Stopping traffic from cutting through the area was a priority for local people.

Trial measures will be installed from 22 January 2024.  These include:

  • making some roads one way 
  • installing filters that allow pedestrians and cycles to pass through, but not cars 
  • creating cycle routes which link up to others 
  • maintaining cycle access 
  • improving crossings  

Public feedback, around the Public Realm strategy for the area, identified this as a priority for local people.

We are making changes to the way that traffic moves, through an ‘experimental road traffic order’. This will mean it’s a live trial and will let us adapt it as we go along if anything isn’t working.

The changes aim to help essential traffic flow through the area safely and make people on foot or non-motorised wheels a priority.  

The road closures will be achieved through the use of planters, combined with removable bollards to ensure emergency access.

Installation of filters will begin on week commencing 22 January for approximately 1 week, so there will be no through route on some roads from this date. Properties which are directly affected will receive a letter letting them know when work will be starting near them before it starts. Signs throughout the area will alert drivers to road closures and changes to traffic flow before the changes happen.

If you have any queries or concerns, please contact us at

Download the Ancoats ETRO trial plan


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