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Greater Manchester’s Third Local Transport Plan

Greater Manchester is the most important economic centre in the UK outside London, with significant opportunities for future growth. An effective transport network is an essential catalyst to realise the potential of Greater Manchester as it connects people to places in a sustainable manner. Meeting this challenge is more critical than ever, as we come out of one of the deepest recessions in generations with lower levels of public funding available.

Detail of Metrolink in Manchester by Jan Chlebik

Changing tracks and cutting carbon

From an original article in IE, Steve Connor examines efforts to curb carbon emissions from road transport as the Northwest enters the 21st Century.

Julia Stansfield and Carine Van Schie of the Manchester Triathlon Club take to the waters of Salford Quays. Photo by Len Grant

Future flows and the clean up of our waterways

From a coast synonymous with trade, to a dense and sometime factory-lined network of canals and rivers, the waterways of England's Northwest tell the story of a troubled, industrial past. Fast-forward to the 21st century, and they are rapidly becoming a central part of the social, environmental and economic renewal of the region.


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