They were controversial from the beginning … and now they are.
‘ Modal filters installed in the streets – Attempts by Manchester Council to reduce traffic – Not particularly welcomed in Lyon.
The 14 plant filters were installed in the South Manchester neighborhood in January as part of a six-month trial for the Active Neighborhood project. A long time In works.
Plans for the project included improved road crossings, traffic calming measures to improve air quality, and ‘strategically placed’ planters to be used as road filters.
Planters marked the starting point for the trials.
After the council confirmed the news on Tuesday, residents are now satisfied with the fact that they will be in a better place.
But just hours after the announcement, flyers at Munawar Road East, whose residents say ‘block a major road for tip’, were hit by fly tippers.
Heather MacDonagh shared photos on Facebook group One Lyons.
He said: “No one takes care of the planters. They have become rubbish heaps.
“We knew it would happen. That’s the way to tip.”
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“It’s not just a matter of flying
Residents were concerned that the filters were installed without further instructions to road users.
After the fly tipping, one person posted: “It’s annoying! But as you say, what do you expect when you block the main road to the tip ?!”
After the consultation, which was attended by thousands of residents, the filters on Henderson Street and Munawar Road East will be replaced.
Manchester Council say they have taken people’s feedback on board and, where possible, are considering how filters change people’s behavior on the streets.
But it is not clear what the changes will be.
Councilor Tracy Rawlins, executive member of the environment, said: “The trial of the Active Travel Neighborhood Scheme was incredibly valuable in our understanding of how people travel to their homes, as well as how we can create safe and prosperous places to live.
“Thanks to the thousands of people who participated in our consultation, we have taken steps to make this scheme a permanent one.
“We will now work with our partners to develop a design that works for residents, and meets the goals of Active Travel Neighborhood.
“This is a collaborative approach between us and the residents and I look forward to finalizing my design by the end of this year.”
The initial design of the proposed next steps has been agreed upon by the ward councilors of both Lyonshelle and Bernice and is now being submitted for review at Transport for Greater Manchester.
Levenshulme Bee Network had one such project. Manchester Council abolished it After concerns over how the scheme would be launched last year.
Cards Street (North)
Delamier Road and Gordon Avenue.
Henderson Street (location will be changed slightly in response to residents’ feedback)
Munawar Road East (location will be changed in response to residents’ feedback)
Portwell Road and Randolph Street.