Consultations and surveys Northern Quarter consultation

We want to make walking and cycling in the Northern Quarter a safer and more enjoyable experience for everyone, and we’d like your input to help make this happen.

Our plans would make Manchester’s brilliant Northern Quarter streets even more dynamic, lovely to look at and pleasant to use. They would be safer, greener and better for everyone – especially for those enjoying this buzzing quarter of our city as it should be enjoyed: on foot and by bike – as well as other transport users.

We’re proposing:

  • better features for cyclists
  • less on-street parking
  • more trees and pleasant public spaces
  • smoother-flowing traffic
  • nicer pavements
  • a part-pedestrianised Stevenson Square
  • some traffic-free stretches.

These plans are part of a Greater Manchester-wide revolution for travel on foot and by bike. More than 1,800 miles of routes with 400 miles of Dutch-style segregated bike lanes will form the UK’s largest joined-up network for walkers and cyclists. The routes will connect every community in Greater Manchester and make healthy cycling and walking a real alternative to car travel.

See what we are proposing for each area:  

Be a part of the new design for the Northern Quarter walking and cycling route and:

There are three engagement events planned for this consultation, where you can drop in, see the detailed plans, speak to the highways team and give your input on this important scheme:

  • Thursday 16 January 3:30pm to 6:30pm: Centre for Chinese Contemporary Art, Market Buildings, 13 Thomas St, Manchester M4 1EU
  • Wednesday 22 January 1.30pm to 5.30pm: Trek Bikes, 41 Newton Street, Northern Quarter, Manchester M1 1FT
  • Tuesday 4 February 1pm to 5pm: Manchester Craft and Design Centre, 17 Oak St, Manchester M4 5JD

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Visualisation of Stevenson Square (proposed)



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