Motorists wishing to shop, eat, or socialise in Manchester city centre will be able to park for free in selected zones for the next FOUR weekends.
Parking charges will be waived in on-street metered bays in zones three and four of the city centre on Saturdays and Sundays for the weekends of 12 – 13 January, 19 – 20 January, 26 – 27 January and 2 – 3 February, from noon – 8pm.
Stickers will be attached to machines serving bays where parking will be completely free. Bays will be available in areas including Castlefield, close to Piccadilly Station and near HOME Manchester. You can check out all the locations online via the official website here.
The free parking is being offered by Manchester City Council to thank residents for their patience while major works are carried out to improve transport flow on Regent Road and to boost businesses by encouraging more visitors to come to the city centre during winter weekends.
The works are set for completion this summer and will see six major junctions along Regent Road significantly enhanced, increasing their capacity by up to 20 per cent, reducing congestion and boosting local air quality, while also ensuring a better route for pedestrians and cyclists. It will help to future-proof the inner relief road, ensuring that it can cope with more new jobs and economic growth in the two cities.
Manchester City Council’s Executive Member for the Environment, Planning and Transport, Councillor Angeliki Stogia, says:
“This offer of free parking for the next four weekends is a way of of saying ‘thank you’ to residents for bearing with us while the essential work is completed, while also promoting our fantastic city centre businesses, by encouraging more people to come into the city to enjoy the wide range of shops, restaurants and cultural attractions on offer.”
For more information you can visit the official website here.