The Met Office has issued a weather warning over heavy rainfall and high winds expected to hit Greater Manchester throughout the day on Friday. There are fears a month's worth of rain could fall, with forecasters saying flooding was possible. The yellow-coded warning is currently in force from 8am on Friday right through until 10pm at night. The Met Office said strong gusts of wind were also predicted. The warning, issued today, said the worst of the weather was expected to hit Greater Manchester during the evening rush-hour. Spray and flooding on roads and motorways could cause hazardous driving conditions. Forecasters also predicted public transport problems. Read more of today's top stories here Bus and train journeys will 'probably be affected' and the Met Office added: "Flooding of a few homes and businesses is possible." Forecasters said: "Rain is expected to become widespread and heavy at times during Friday. "Heavy rain may also coincide with peak travel times during the … [Read more...] about Met Office issues Friday rain warning for Greater Manchester
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A proposed overhaul of the city-region’s transport network plus a planning framework that could deliver thousands of affordable homes were among the topics up for discussion at the latest meeting of the Greater Manchester Combined Authority. In a week that has seen Andy Burnham signal an intention to explore options to take back control of the bus network, there was also a significant step forward for vast cycling and walking schemes. Here is a round-up of what was decided at Friday’s meeting in Rochdale. Buses The mayor and transport bosses unveiled their plans for ‘Our Network’ earlier this week, a vision aiming for a ‘London-style’ integrated system. It included an intention for the city-region to become the first to use new powers to re-regulate bus services, with more local control for timetables, ticket costs and vehicle standards. The move towards franchising was, unsurprisingly, not very popular with bus operators who favour a … [Read more...] about Things we learned as Greater Manchester’s councils met
Manchester 1 July 2019 Share this with Facebook Share this with Messenger Share this with Twitter Share this with Email Share this with Facebook Share this with WhatsApp Share this with Messenger Share this with Twitter Share Share this with These are external links and will open in a new window Email Share this with Email Facebook Share this with Facebook Messenger Share this with Messenger Messenger Share this with Messenger Twitter Share this with Twitter Pinterest Share this with Pinterest WhatsApp Share this with WhatsApp LinkedIn Share this with LinkedIn Copy this link https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-manchester-48826403 Read more about sharing. These are external links and will open in a new window Close share panel Teenagers aged 16 to 18 will be able to use free bus travel across Greater Manchester from September.The Our Pass travel card … [Read more...] about Free teen bus travel for Greater Manchester
More than a dozen extra walking and cycling routes could be built across Greater Manchester as the mayor expands his vision for a vast ‘beeline’ network. The latest round of plans - including huge investments in Stockport, Salford and Wigan - are to be considered in principal tomorrow, although currently there is a significant shortfall in the funding required to build them. They would add 13 individual routes to 42 already agreed over the last year. If eventually built, the latest links would help create a 1,800-mile network of new routes stretching across all boroughs. The mayor said the schemes were ‘an exciting next step towards building the bee network’. “When complete it will be the largest joined-up walking and cycling network in the country," he said. “We’re embarking on an active travel revolution in Greater Manchester and I’m looking forward to the first Bee Network schemes opening later this year.” The first routes in the … [Read more...] about More planned cycle lanes across Greater Manchester revealed
Air pollution is Greater Manchester’s number one environmental public health problem – and it's time for change. With a focus on the need to protect our health and for a cleaner environment, Greater Manchester leaders have set out ambitious proposals to improve air quality. Take a closer look at what the plans could mean for you and how to get your voice heard. Why do we need a Clean Air Plan? Across the UK more than 60 areas have been instructed by government to improve air quality. Greater Manchester is one of those after more than 250 locations on around 150 roads were identified as needing action. This is to help meet the legal limits for harmful nitrogen dioxide (NO2) emissions which are often highest by busy roads and in large urban areas. It is well documented that NO2 can be harmful to your health, causing shortness of breath and coughing as it inflames the lining of the lungs. Older diesel vehicles are the main source of road-based NO2 emissions in Greater … [Read more...] about What is the plan for Greater Manchester to have cleaner air?