Wednesday, 17th March 2021

Greater Manchester Transport Strategy 2040 – The importance of Active Travel solutions

The start of 2021 saw the publication of the update to Transport for Greater Manchester’s Transport Strategy 2040 and also the Five-Year Transport Delivery Plan 2021-2026. Temple and Pell Frischmann (two national transportation and environmental firms with key offices in Manchester) consider these new publications and specifically explore the role of active travel as part of the future transport mix.

The updated Transport Strategy document reflects recent developments and the new policy context since the original Strategy was published in 2017. It seeks to identify an evidence-based, long-term vision for the ‘right mix’ of transport modes on the network. Crucially, the Strategy identifies an ambitious vision for 50% of trips to be made by sustainable modes, with no net increase in motor vehicle traffic by 2040. Sustainable modes include public transport and active travel measures. This aligns with Greater Manchester’s ambition to achieve carbon neutrality by 2038 and to consider the actions needed to protect people’s health, reduce air pollution and tackle the climate emergency. To read the strategy and delivery plans in full see  and

The latest insight David Hourd from Temple and Andy Oates from  Pell Frischmann take at Transport for Greater Manchester’s Transport Strategy and what impact that is having on Active Travel in the communities across Manchester.

Our latest Insight can be downloaded in full here.