Changes to the Bus Priority Package

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Final proposals for the Bus Priority Package through the city centre to allow buses and cyclists to travel more quickly and smoothly through the city have been unveiled by Transport for Greater Manchester

Manchester City Council and Transport for Greater Manchester (TfGM) have released their final proposals for the Bus Priority Package through the city centre following extensive consultation.

The Bus Priority Package will ensure buses can travel more freely along Oxford Road and through Manchester city centre. It will enable more punctual and reliable bus services for passengers, and improve the routes to the places that people want to go to – including jobs, shops, hospitals, and universities.

The proposals will also make it easier and safer for more cyclists to use Oxford Road by introducing segregated cycle lanes along the route.

Cllr Kevin Peel said:

"We're pleased that a number of changes have been incorporated into the final proposals following the consultation with local residents, including physical segregation of cycle lanes along most of Oxford Road, new pedestrian crossings to allow people to cross safely and maintaining the existing width of the footpath along Oxford Road outside the Dance House, which was originally set to be narrowed."

TfGM will continue to keep residents, businesses and stakeholders updated as the scheme progresses.

You can see a fly through of the scheme here: http://youtu.be/s8K_V3c-fJw

To view the updated plans visit www.tfgm.com/buspriority

If you would like to get in touch with the bus priority team you can contact them on 0300 123 1177 or by e-mailing buspriority@tfgm.com.


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