The online ‘conversation’ launched by Transport for Greater Manchester aims to generate feedback which will shape the draft City Centre Transport Strategy to be implemented from 2020.
The survey, conducted by TfGM on behalf of Manchester City Council and Salford City Council provides those who know the city best with an opportunity to tell transport planners what they think should be done to improve travel in the city for the coming decade.
Future plans could include major infrastructure changes such as a transformed Piccadilly station ready for the arrival of HS2, as well as a possible Metrolink tunnel under the city and higher quality pedestrian areas with better air quality for cyclists, pedestrians and people with disabilities.
TfGM suggests that over the next 20 years, city centre employment levels will rise to around 270,000 jobs, with up to 100,000 city centre residents.
With over seven million people living with in a one-hour commute, new and innovative transport solutions are essential to support the long-term growth of Manchester, TfGM said.
TfGM’s key aims are: “ensuring the transport network is fit for the future making travel into and around the city centre as easy as possible by delivering a truly integrated transport network that accommodates growth without increasing traffic.”
The survey includes questions surrounding various modes of transport commonly used in and around the city, and asks for opinions on how they could be improved and adapted.