A traffic survey launched by Barbara, has highlighted misery caused to local people from traffic congestion across Salford and Greater Manchester.

Barbara asked local residents to have their say on any measures that could help to tackle the increasing traffic misery caused by worsening traffic congestion.

There was a very strong response to the survey, with over 400 replies received. The survey revealed that:

• 88% of people think that congestion issues on local roads are a severe problem
• 96% of people have seen their daily journey time increase in recent months
• 79% of people are affected by congestion on local roads every day. 18% are affected more than three times a week.
• 37% of people spend up to an hour each day in traffic congestion. 31% spend up to two hours per day in congestion. 12% of people spend more than two hours per day in traffic congestion.

Barbara has requested a meeting with Salford’s City Mayor and transport bosses so that she can present the suggestions and comments she has received from local people.

Barbara says:

“I would like to thank all those people who took the time to respond to my traffic survey and share their ideas with me. The responses I received highlight the misery many people are forced to endure on a daily basis due to congestion.

“There was a great response to my survey. Over 400 people took part and shared with me ideas on how to ease the congestion in the short to medium term.

“I have now asked the City Mayor for a meeting with him and senior officers so that I can present the results. I will be asking transport bosses whether any of the ideas put forward by local residents could be implemented to bring short term improvements to the traffic misery local people are enduring each day.

“We know this is a complex problem and in the long-term major improvements are needed to the road network. However, it is important that we look at what immediate action could be taken to help improve the lives of local people stuck in this traffic misery.

“I will continue to campaign on this issue until action is taken.”

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