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.”