'Go Slow' protest over lack of cycle lanes planned for Manchester City Centre
A protest has been held by those angry at the lack of cycle lanes in the plans for a huge revamp of Great Ancoats Street in Manchester City Centre.
The £9.1m plan includes 12 new red-chip crossings designed to better link Ancoats with the Northern Quarter and will also see dozens of trees, planted along the central reservation.
However some have accused the of 'pandering' to car drivers and are angry at what they say is a lack of consideration for cyclists and pedestrians.
Hundreds of people have signed a petition against the plans and a rush-hour protest march involving people on bikes and on foot took place through the Northern Quarter.
The town hall says it is securing funding for two dedicated cycle routes adjacent to Great Ancoats Street as part of a separate project.
But campaigners say cycling should not be pushed down the list of priorities and should be included in the current proposals.