Walk, drive, tram, bus or train: how do the people of Manchester prefer to travel into the city centre?

We’ve been out on the streets of Manchester to hear people’s preferred mode of transport and how they make their journeys into the city centre.
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New figures show that, schools, hospitals and other key services in Manchester can be reached on foot or by public transport in an average of 15 minutes or under.

Latest data from the Department For Transport shows in Manchester, journey times to key services, which include large workplaces, secondary schools, hospitals, food shops and town centres, averaged 13 minutes in 2019.

However, campaigners are calling for more funding to improve access to bus and rail services in the region. In the North West, the average journey time in 2019 was 17 minutes.

We’ve been out on the streets of Manchester to hear people’s preferred mode of transport and how they make their journeys into the city centre.