In an effort to ensure the new socially distancing rules we’re all required to abide by to combat COVID-19, Thomas Street in the heart of the Northern Quarter will go completely car free as of this weekend, starting on Saturday 30 May. The move means this popular city centre street will be closed to all vehicles seven days a week, except for brief windows of loading from 6-10am and 6-7pm. The decision to strip traffic from the area promises to make room for pedestrians and cyclists and provide additional queueing space for all those visiting local Northern Quarter businesses who are starting to reopen their doors. This will be the fifth street in Manchester centre to go car-free, following in the eco-friendly footsteps of Canal Street, King Street, Market Street and Exchange Street in St Anne’s Square.

Simon Bland
Published on:
Thu 28 May 2020