Incredible drone footage has revealed the changes made to improve safety for cyclists and pedestrians at the Brooks Bar junction in South Manchester.
As part of the ongoing Manchester to Chorlton Cycleway project, Manchester City Council has been working to create a continuous link from the city centre to Chorlton.
The Council’s goal is to improve our connections across the city to support long-term, sustainable economic growth and access to opportunities for all; the work also ties in with the Greater Manchester 2040 Transport Strategy, as well as the recently published Manchester Active Travel Strategy and Investment Plan (MATSIP) which puts sustainable travel at its heart.
Over recent months a new CYCLOPS junction has been built, providing a way for cyclists, pedestrians and vehicles to safely travel through the junction whilst remaining segregated from one another.
This is intended to both smooth journey times through the junction, but also to improve people’s safety during their travels.
As part of this project, some changes were made to the existing road layout, with Shrewsbury Street being closed at Upper Chorlton Street, as well as a ban on motor traffic turning left from Chorlton Road into Moss Lane West.