Buses given priority in Manchester city centre (United Kingdom)

By Lewis Macdonald / Updated: 01 Aug 2014
Major overhauls of roads in central Manchester will support the creation of a zone reserved purely for buses.
Transport for Greater Manchester (TfGM) will begin the process of transforming areas in central Manchester, preparing for the exclusion of private cars from Oxford Road, one of Europe's busiest public transport routes. From 20 January upgrades to the surrounding roads will pave the way for Oxford Road to be dedicated solely to public transport.

Measures include widening roads and pavements; resurfacing; improvements to cycling infrastructure, bus stops, junctions and pedestrian crossings; and speed limits of 20 miles per hour (32 km per hour). This will support efforts to create a safer and more efficient transportation system.

Councillor Andrew Fender, Chair of the TfGM Committee, said, These measures will benefit everyone who uses these streets, with highway and pedestrian safety, junctions and traffic conditions all targeted for improvement.

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