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Elements of the strategy

ELEMENTS OF THE STRATEGY

Our 2040 Transport Strategy isn’t so much about individual modes of transport. Instead it focuses on creating an integrated, sustainable, and well co-ordinated transport system that supports a wide range of different travel needs.

Naturally, our customers are at the heart of our 2040 Transport Strategy – residents, businesses and visitors alike – and we’re also mindful of the different needs of passengers and freight. We have developed seven core principles, each of which will be applied across our transport network:

Integrated – allow customers to move seamlessly between modes and services
Inclusive – provide accessible and affordable transport
Healthy – promote walking and cycling for local trips
Environmentally responsible – deliver lower emissions, better quality environment
Reliable – give customers confidence in journey times
Safe and secure – reduce road accidents and deaths
Well maintained and resilient – able to withstand unexpected events and weather conditions

Our ambition for 2040 is to deliver a transport system which makes it much easier for residents, business and visitors in Greater Manchester to travel to a wide range of different destinations and opportunities, and where sustainable transport is a viable and attractive alternative to the car.