Research and analysis

The effect on traffic after opening the M60 (Manchester Motorway Box)

Study attempting to model the traffic effects before and after the opening of the Manchester Motorway Box, the M60 orbital motorway around Manchester.


Manchester motorway box: post-survey research of induced traffic effects

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The study reviewed, in line with the opening, the behavioural responses of:

  • land-use impacts
  • car ownership
  • public transport pass ownership
  • travel frequency
  • changes in destination choice
  • changes in mode choice
  • car occupancy changes
  • changes in departure time
  • peak spreading, through smaller changes in departure time
  • changes in route choice
Published 7 May 2013