Manchester City Council has unveiled plans to make the Northern Quarter a safer space for both pedestrians and cyclists.

The work which began on 4 Jan will see a number of traffic flow changes made using the Mayor’s Challenge Fund.

Ducie Street, Thomas Street, Dale Street and Edge Street will all be affected by the works, which includes restricted vehicle access and parking spots.

One change will see Edge Street fully closed off to traffic between 10am and 6am the following morning—with the intention being the road only be used for essential access IE loading.

A new 2-way cycle lane will also be created along the length of Thomas Street and footways will be resurfaced and new sections built to allow additional space for pedestrians.

Plans also include the installation of new guard rails to protect designated pedestrian areas from traffic.

See all the planned changes on the Manchester City Council website.

Tue 4 Jan
Bradley Lengden
Published on:
Wed 5 Jan 2022