The latest plans for walking and cycling improvements in Manchester city center are to be laid out in a new consultation.

Changes are proposed for Chester Road, Bridgewater Viaduct, Deansgate and Whitworth Street West.

Improvements that will be consulted on include will include the construction of new footways and traffic islands, new controlled pedestrian crossings and crossing points, a new segregated cycleway – a mixture of kerbed segregation and flexible bollards and an upgraded junction at Deansgate/Liverpool Road/Great Bridgewater Street with pedestrian and cycle facilities

Changes are also proposed for Whitworth Street, Fairfield Street, Aytoun Street and London Road are also being consulted on whicj will include the construction of new footways and traffic islands, new controlled pedestrian crossings and crossing points, new segregated cycleways on Whitworth Street, Fairfield Street and London Road, new loading bays and 20mph zone signs and road markings

The consultation will run until Monday, June 19.

The full consultation can be found by visiting www.manchester.gov.uk/consultations.

An online consultation event will take place via Microsoft Teams on Thursday, May 26 between 6.30pm – 7.30pm. Please email atscitycentre@manchester.gov.uk and you will receive a link before the event to join.

An in-person event will also be taking place on Wednesday, 1 June at the Friends Meeting House in Mount Street, M2 5NS, between 4pm and 7pm.

“Through previous consultations we know that the public are in favor of steps to reduce the number of cars in the city center and make it easier for people to commute in the city by cycling, walking or by public transport.

“Manchester has an ambitious goal of becoming zero carbon by 2038 and it is through schemes like the Active Travel Fund that we will encourage people to a long-term shift to more sustainable and green ways of travelling.

“I hope people will take the time to take part in this consultation and help shape a city center which is cleaner and greener.”

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