SEMMMS Final Report 2001

“10.8 The consultation undertaken on the study’s recommendations has indicated overwhelming support from the public. Indeed, it was evident from the market research exercise undertaken at the end of Phase 2, that the public would favour even greater levels of investment in public transport, in facilities for pedestrians and cyclists, and in behavioural change measures. The recommended strategy, however, is one developed with a recognition of the practicalities of promoting, financing and then building major new infrastructure. It was also developed with a recognition of the time that will be required to engender significant changes in travel behaviour of South East Manchester residents. The recommended strategy is therefore one which is both implementable and fundable in a twenty year period. It is believed that any significant additional public transport infrastructure to that in the strategy would be difficult, if not impossible, to fund and implement in the strategy’s lifetime.”