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The problem of traffic in Mottram, Hollingworth and Tintwistle has been rumbling on for years. We’ve been campaigning for an effective solution that doesn’t mean building bigger roads or bypasses. 


The Association of Greater Manchester Authorities has a budget of £100 million for alternative proposals to the Mottram to Tintwistle bypass. Tameside Council is developing a transport strategy for the area and is consulting people now on a range of six possible options, including three public transport options. The consultation is running until 14 May.


What you can do

You can give your views online about Tameside’s Longdendale Intergrated Transport Strategy.  

  • Ask Tameside to implement the public transport and traffic management measures immediately – spend the £100 million earmarked on these measures now!
  • Ask for a weight restriction and traffic management along the whole of the A628 trunk route between Manchester and Sheffield, both to improve safety and reduce traffic impacts on the National Park.
  • Say no to new road building until these measures have been tried and tested.