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The transport strategy in context


Greater Manchester is evolving. With a growing population and economy, we are also on a path towards significant devolution of powers and funding from central Government. And it’s against this backdrop that we have developed our 2040 Transport Strategy.

The aim is to establish a fully integrated, high capacity transport network for Greater Manchester.

In practice, it’s about making people’s lives easier and enriching communities. That means fewer trips made by car, more journeys by bike and on foot, better public transport, and towns and neighbourhoods that are safe, attractive and accessible.

It's also about supporting growth, enhancing quality of life, boosting pride of place and generating a greater sense of happiness.

We're looking to the future. Not just predicting what that future might hold, but taking an active role in shaping it to create a successful, resilient and thriving region.

There will be challenges to face along the way, such as responding to the needs of a rapidly growing population; tackling and adapting to climate change; and reducing social inequality in our city region. But, by working together, with careful planning and innovation, we can make way for new opportunities and improved health and wellbeing.

Continue reading to find out more about the way ahead for Greater Manchester’s transport.