Have your say on Oxford Road congestion

Did you know Manchester is the second most congested city in the UK?

Thankfully a big ‘congestion conversation’ is happening across Manchester to help tackle the crippling issue of overcrowded roads – and they want to hear from you.

Mayor Andy Burnham would like to hear how congestion is impacting people’s lives and what ideas the public has to help solve it, as latest figures show residents across Greater Manchester lose nearly 40 hours a year as a result of congested roads.

Congestion is directly linked to a growing economy but congestion can also cause the economy to slow as the region becomes unattractive to businesses and new investment.

“Congestion is a crippling problem facing so many roads in Greater Manchester. It affects people’s quality of life, it costs our businesses and it creates poor air quality that contributes to illness and premature death. This can’t carry on.

“That’s why I want to get people’s views on tackling congestion, what impact it has, what causes it and ideas on how we can work together to make things better.

“I want to find out what it would take to encourage people to leave their cars at home and instead use public transport, cycle to work, or car share with others.”