As part of a ‘Thank you’ to motorists for their patience while major road works are carried out to improve transport across Manchester, City Council and its partners are giving something back to Mancunian drivers and visitors.
Shoppers and visitors will be able to continue enjoying free on street parking in parts of Manchester city centre during weekends throughout January 2016, following a very positive response to last weekend’s deal.
The parking will be free in all on-street metered bays in zones three and four of the city centre – including streets near Piccadilly Station, in Castlefield and near Whitworth Street – from midday onwards during every weekend for the remainder of January.
The offer follows a positive response by shoppers to a scheme in which people were offered free parking across the city centre on 2 and 3 January, and is part of a package of measures being introduced by Manchester City Council and its partners.
These works are being introduced as part of the transformative Grow project which is seeing £1 billion invested in city centre infrastructure improvements by 2017, including the Metrolink second city crossing, bus priority measures, six new and better cycle routes into the city centre and major rail improvements.
To find out which zones the free parking will be, visiting city council website –
www.manchester.gov.uk/citycentreparking – during the weekends of January 9-10, 16-17, 23-24, and 30-31.
Stickers will be attached on machines next to bays where parking will be free during these weekends.
The NCP have also announced discounted parking throughout January in their car parks. To find out more details, visit http://www.ncp.co.uk
There will be further measures aimed at thanking people while they bear with the short term disruption caused by the introduction of these schemes, and they will be announced over the next few weeks.
Cllr Kate Chappell, Manchester City Council’s executive member for the environment, said: “Manchester is benefiting from some of the greatest infrastructure investment the city has ever seen. We acknowledge these are major projects which will inevitably create some disruption in the short term, and we are also keen to support our retailers and visitors”.