Join the Dots
Streets for People are pleased to announce the launch of our new campaign: “Join the Dots”. This campaign has three formal demands of the council to improve transport infrastructure in Levenshulme and North Burnage.
Take action on boundary roads
Available evidence says that traffic on already busy boundary roads should not significantly increase in response to the filters, but this is not enough. Boundary roads need improvement through other measures, such as additional crossings and traffic calming measures to ensure that residents of these roads also benefit from the scheme, as well as the wider community.
Strengthen the network of modal filters to make safer routes rather than individually filtered streets
Modal filters work together by creating zones with few entrances and exits, removing through traffic. Poorly placed individual filters have reduced benefits, simply creating individual quiet streets. The placement of filters must be designed to create active transport routes that connect the entire community, not just those who live on the filtered streets.
Encourage walking and cycling via other measures, including School Streets and walking buses, improvements to pavements, provision for cycle parking, etc.
As well as reducing traffic, other barriers to active travel must too be tackled. These include but are not limited to: danger from school drop-off traffic, dangers from poorly maintained pavements, and a lack of safe storage for bicycles.
Respond to the Active Neighourhood consultation
Manchester City Council currently have a live consultation on the Levenshulme and North Burnage active neighbourhood scheme. You can give feedback on the scheme as a whole, on specific filters, and on traffic calming and crossings you would like to see on the main roads.
Let the council know how you feel!