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celeste

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Manchester 'worst traffic' outside London
« on: 20:32:40, 09/09/18 »
https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-45453782

Manchester suffers the worst congestion of anywhere in England outside London, according to new transport research.

Meanwhile, drivers in Liverpool face the second worst traffic jams, the National Infrastructure Commission (NIC) said.

The analysis compared the ease of driving from one part of a city to another at peak and off-peak times.

The NIC called for more powers to be devolved to elected mayors to solve congestion.

Greater Manchester Mayor Andy Burnham supported the call, tweeting that he was asking the region's transport body to "to do all it can to minimise road chaos and government to sort out trains".




"But bottom line: GM needs new transport powers," he added.

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Re: Manchester 'worst traffic' outside London
« Reply #1 on: 17:34:20, 10/09/18 »
I've been sating this for some time as you all know .we all had ideas on how to sort it out .a very interesting thread.




We should be traffic control.

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Re: Manchester 'worst traffic' outside London
« Reply #2 on: 20:20:33, 10/09/18 »
https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-45453782

Manchester suffers the worst congestion of anywhere in England outside London, according to new transport research.

Meanwhile, drivers in Liverpool face the second worst traffic jams, the National Infrastructure Commission (NIC) said.

The analysis compared the ease of driving from one part of a city to another at peak and off-peak times.

The NIC called for more powers to be devolved to elected mayors to solve congestion.

Greater Manchester Mayor Andy Burnham supported the call, tweeting that he was asking the region's transport body to "to do all it can to minimise road chaos and government to sort out trains".




"But bottom line: GM needs new transport powers," he added.

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thats the last thing the commuters want gm getting new powers

lozflan

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Re: Manchester 'worst traffic' outside London
« Reply #3 on: 12:14:28, 13/02/19 »
Driving through Droylsden yesterday,I saw an ambulance unable to get through the traffic.The Metro trams are the cause of the jams. Single lane traffic [trams in the middle]unable to get through the choke points until it reaches the Snipe.
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Re: Manchester 'worst traffic' outside London
« Reply #4 on: 13:08:16, 13/02/19 »
Loz I live in droylsden, and when the trams came  it was the worst thing to happen to the area ,apart from the traffic there is the antisocial behaviour after four o’clock , the tram stops are a meeting place for sometimes up to a hundred kids at night , also they are going to build three hundred and fifty houses on the old Robertson’s jam works so the traffic will definitely get worse

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Re: Manchester 'worst traffic' outside London
« Reply #5 on: 08:43:48, 14/02/19 »
IMO,if the Metro causes traffic jams,they do more harm than good,with poor air quality for the people living by the tracks,or walking by them.
Politicians and nappies must be changed often,and for the same reason