Rochdale Road is an important part of the bus priority package and a key transport corridor between Manchester city centre and Middleton. It connects the communities of Middleton, Blackley, Harpurhey and Collyhurst to key employment, healthcare, education, leisure and retail destinations within the city centre and beyond.
In 2014, Transport for Greater Manchester, in partnership with Manchester City Council, completed work to introduce a series of bus priority measures and other highway and pedestrian improvements that enhance the experience of those people who regularly travel along and across Rochdale Road. The changes do not just benefit bus passengers, the changes also provide improved conditions for cyclists and pedestrians, whilst minimising congestion for motorists.
In addition to the improvements on Rochdale Road, TfGM and Rochdale Metropolitan Borough Council, also made changes to the connecting Manchester New Road in order to provide a continual series of improved measures.
Taken in total, these improvements ensure that bus passengers now enjoy a more frequent and reliable travel experience while cyclists and pedestrians benefit from new and enhanced infrastructure.
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