There Will Be FREE Parking For All In Manchester City Centre This Weekend

As a thank you for your patience during recent roadworks!


Manchester City Council, you shouldn't have!

Shoppers and visitors to Manchester will be able to avail of FREE parking all weekend as in a move that the council are calling a 'thank you to motorists for bearing with them while major infrastructure works are carried out, which will radically improve transport across the city.'

Parking will be free in all on-street metered bays in zones three and four of the city centre, from midday on Saturday 14 and Sunday 15 January 2017. 

On the decision, Councillor Rosa Battle, 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. The work currently being undertaken will deliver transport improvements to meet the needs of a rapidly growing city and keep us moving for decades to come.

“However, we do acknowledge that these major projects will inevitably create some short-term disruption and that’s why we're offering free parking this weekend, as a thank you to Manchester residents and visitors.

“We’re also keen to support our city centre retailers, a sector which employs thousands of people - and so encouraging people to enjoy the January sales by offering free parking this weekend is a positive way to start 2017."

Now to figure out how to deal with the increase in traffic this will inevitably cause?

Just kidding, three cheers for MCC!

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James Fenton

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