Clean Air, Minimum Licencing Standards for Taxis/Private Hires and City Centre Transport

Greater Manchester launches two major public consultations 

Last week Greater Manchester launched two major public consultations to get a wide range of views on the city-region’s plans to reduce harmful air pollution on local roads and introduce minimum standards for all taxis and private hire vehicles licensed in the area.

People and businesses across the region and beyond are being invited to help shape the final plans by taking part in the consultations, which run from Thursday 8 October to 23:59 on Thursday 3 December 2020.

People can find out more and give their views at and, or request further support, including copies of consultation documentations, on 0161 244 1100. You can also visit our virtual engagement space or register to attend one of our webinars or come to a drop in sessions, you can find the dates and times here.


City Centre Transport Strategy consultation

We want you to help us shape the future of transport in the city centre. Since 2018 we’ve had many discussions with city centre residents, commuters, businesses and interest groups to learn how they want to travel into and around the centre of Greater Manchester, and how they would shape the next phase of improvements to roads, rail, tram, bus, bike, pedestrian and public spaces.

That’s why the proposed strategy reflects the strongest calls from these discussions, including those for more space for pedestrians and bikes, and cleaner, greener more sustainable travel options.

Alongside Manchester City Council and Salford City Council, Transport for Greater Manchester have launched a six-week consultation and want to make sure that our ambitions for city centre travel are right for you.

We’re asking for your views on seven ambitions to make city centre travel better:

  • make walking around easy and more pleasant
  • keep it clean and cut congestion
  • more and safer cycling
  • public transport that connects
  • smarter parking joined to other options
  • deliveries and unloading that don’t choke streets or air quality
  • technology that helps all this happen.

If you want to take part in the consultation, visit the webpage before 4 November 2020. You can also email at or telephone 0161 244 1100 for further information