Roads and transport City Centre Transport Strategy for 2040

What is it?

We want our city to be a great place to be. Somewhere that people want to visit, live and work. Somewhere with clean air and safe, green streets. To get this, we’ve got to make some big changes - so we can have the city centre we deserve.     

That's why we created the City Centre Transport Strategy. We worked with Transport for Greater Manchester and Salford City Council. And created a plan based on the improvements people told us they want for the city centre. Read the consultation that helped to shape this strategy.        

We're aiming for 90% of peak morning trips into the city centre to be made by foot, cycle or public transport by 2040.     

This means fewer cars in the city centre and cleaner air. It will support our carbon reduction targets. There will be more public space. And we can make walking the main way of getting around the city.   

We’ve already delivered some key projects:  

  • We completed Metrolink’s £165million Second City Crossing 
  • We've created a high-quality pedestrian space in St Peter’s Square 
  • And we're making Albert Square one of Europe’s finest civic spaces 

We have more ambitious schemes to deliver over the next decade. Together, they'll help us to achieve the City Centre Transport Strategy vision.      

For more detail read the Transport Strategy for Manchester City Centre.  

Or take a look at our short film explaining the changes we wish to bring to Manchester by 2040.

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