Manchester rules out temporary cycle lanes

It looks like Manchester has decided against the installation of temporary cycle lanes to cope with the extra demand on road space during restrictions on travelling on public transport.

A member of the public tweeted the city council asking, “When can we expect the pop up protected cycle lanes to be install please? All the main A roads leading into the centre would be a start,” but got the response from the council’s official twitter saying, “Temporary pop-up cycling infrastructure may seem like a good short-term solution. However, we believe long-term, sustainable modal shift to bikes is best supported through investment in creating safe, durable cycling infrastructure.”

However the Council does then point out, “The first two major schemes in our £79m pipeline, supported by the Greater Manchester Mayor’s Challenge Fund, are currently being constructed, as part of our long-term commitment to supporting our residents to make the shift to cycling and walking.”


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