Consultations and surveys Traffic-free Deansgate consultation

We want your views

This consultation is now closed.

We want to know if you think this one-way closure from King Street West to Quay Street and the bus-only corridor on Bridge Street is a good idea, and what impact you think the changes will have.

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One way changes

  • Gartside Street to become one-way northbound
  • Deansgate to become one-way southbound between Bridge Street and Quay Street

New features

  • Gartside Street to have a southbound cycle lane (contraflow)
  • A new bus gate in Salford, located on Bridge Street, to the west of Gartside Street (Eastbound traffic on Bridge Street will be unaffected by the bus gate)
  • Two-way cycle lane to be provided on Deansgate between Blackfriars Street and King Street West
  • Right turns from Bridge Street onto Deansgate (southbound between Bridge Street and Quay Street) are permitted
  • Deansgate between Bridge Street and Quay Street to have a northbound cycle contraflow

Full closure and access provisions

  • Deansgate to be closed to vehicles between Blackfriars Street and King Street West
  • Service vehicles to access Deansgate between the hours of 6am to 8am, Monday to Saturday only. Access is via the side streets of St Mary’s Street and King Street West·
  • St Mary’s Parsonage to remain closed to motorised-vehicles at the north end
  • Automatic bollards to control access to Deansgate at the junctions of Blackfriars Street and St Mary’s gate, St Mary’s Street and St Ann Street, King Street West and King Street

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If you have a specific query or concern, you can email trafficfreedeansgate@manchester.gov.uk

Once the consultation period has ended in January, all comments received will be reviewed, and reported to the Executive Member for Environment for consideration and to decide the next steps. The impact of the trial closure will be monitored for a period of at least 12 months, and a decision will be made on whether to make it permanent.

Feedback channels will be available throughout the trial closure for residents, businesses and other users so they can tell us what impact it is having on them.

 

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