New CYCLOPS junction completed in Manchester

A new CYCLOPS junction separating pedestrians and cyclists from traffic has been completed in Manchester as part of the next phase of a £13.4m walking and cycling route. The latest Cycle Optimised Protected Signals protected junction has opened at the junction between Chorlton Road and Stretford Road. Cyclists will be able to make safe right turns while […]

Manchester submits application for new mobility hub to promote shared mobility

A planning application has been submitted by the Manchester Life Strategic Development Company on behalf of Manchester City Council for a new urban mobility hub. The plan is, from the end of 2023, the Mobility Hub will offer sustainable and shared mobility choices and will aim to ensure that the Ancoats area of Manchester grows […]

Manchester City Council proposes £2 million spend on road safety schemes

Proposals to invest £2m in road safety schemes are to be considered by Manchester City Council. The funding will be made available as part of the council’s ongoing five-year, £100m Highways Improvement Programme and will be invested in the coming financial year (2021/22). Half of the funds will be spent on accident reduction schemes across […]

Manchester’s new transport strategy set for approval

A new transport strategy for Manchester city centre is to be considered for approval by Manchester City Council’s Executive this week, which should be passed for approval. The strategy will guide how city centre transport is improved across the next two decades and has been informed by a series of public consultation and engagement exercises, […]

Three firms win contracts for Manchester highways works

Manchester City Council has appointed Manchester-based civil engineers Rosgal and J Hopkins Contractors alongside Liverpool-based Dowhigh to a £6m framework to maintain and construct roads. The firms will support Manchester City Council’s in-house highways team and will be called upon to supplement the council’s resources as required.  There are several high-profile highways projects in the […]

Brake and Road Safety GB award Manchester’s CYCLOPS junction Local Roads Innovation award

Brake and Road Safety GB have awarded Transport for Greater Manchester and Manchester City Council the Local Roads Innovation Award for the CYCLOPS (cycle optimised protected signals) junction, in Hulme. The junction forms part of Greater Manchester’s Bee Network and is innovative in placing the cycle route on the outside of the pedestrian crossings, fully […]

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