Over the years there have been numerous rumblings and wrangling’s around the pedestrianisation of Stevenson Square in the Northern Quarter. And since the COVID pandemic, the area has been pretty much closed to most traffic, except for Lever Street jutting straight through the middle.
This week, Manchester City Council launched their third and final phase of consultation held around their plans to part-pedestrianise the square permanently, meaning you can have your say on what happens to the vital Northern Quarter spot.
The idea is for Stevenson Square to be a “newly formed public square…with a cycle and walking route passing through”.
In previous consultations, feedback has suggested that local residents and businesses want the square to be fully pedestrianised, with nearly 250 people saying that the most important function of Stevenson Square was “somewhere to sit and relax” followed by “a safe, attractive traffic free space to move through”.
People want to see more “planted areas, and a connection to nature”, followed by “outside dining” and “public art”.
So what do you think? You can look at the proposals and have your say below.