Northern Quarter Walking and Cycling Consultation Launches
Manchester City Council has revealed its proposed designs to transform the Northern Quarter and prioritise people over motor vehicles.
Comments via social media have pointed out potential options to achieve an even better outcome, including the full pedestrianisation of Stevenson Square and greater safety measures for cycling:
The left side is being pedestrianised first to allow for public transport routes on the right, hopefully it will eventually become fully car and bus free!
— Northern Quarter MCR (@NQManchester) December 20, 2019
OK now we get radical.
I’m still working out the traffic flow, bus, and loading plan for the surrounding streets 🙂
Lever Street potentially too busy for this, even with buses only. pic.twitter.com/zCtFB1FwDE
— Cycle Sam (@MCRCycleSam) December 20, 2019
However, the plans are certainly an improvement on the existing car-centric movement network around the area.
The consultation closes on 17 February 2020 and you can view all of the designs and consultation survey via this link: secure.manchester.gov.uk