Manchester City Council

Agenda item

Agenda item

Notice of Motion: Transport Poverty

  • That Transport Poverty is an issue which is currently affecting economic growth within our city by by-passing residents who are unable to access employment opportunities due to this

  • That TfGM  gives consideration to help residents on low incomes to better access public transport such as the partnership between TfGM, System One and Jobcentre Plus to provide free day bus tickets to attend job interviews in Greater Manchester, and free and subsidised bus travel for residents returning to work, and reduced travel costs for 16-18 year olds promised by the Mayor of Greater Manchester;

  • That Manchester City Council fully supports the re-regulation of bus services, noting that in 2016/17, 76% of public transport trips were taken by bus;

  • That while active travel options such as walking and cycling are helpful in terms of reducing car dependency, and supporting health, far more attention should be given to residents for whom these simply aren’t viable, nor desirable.

 

  • That Manchester City Council gives greater consideration to how all Manchester residents can access job opportunities, particularly North Manchester residents being able to access jobs at the Airport, and where we own a significant stake in partners such as Manchester Airport Group, we ensure job opportunities are available to residents without access to cars: and

  • That Manchester City Council’s view of public transport provision and that of TfGM, and non-car led transport should be prioritised on poverty and lack of access going forward, and ensuring Manchester residents have access to jobs, or are not isolated for reasons beyond their control and that the priority is not on providing additional transport options to those already well-served simply as they are most vocal.

 

 

Proposed by Councillor Nasrin Ali, seconded by Councillor Farrell and also signed by Councillors Connolly, Curley, Collins, Karney and Jeavons

 

Minutes:

Motion proposed and seconded:

 

  • That Transport Poverty is an issue which is currently affecting economic growth within our city by by-passing residents who are unable to access employment opportunities due to this

  • That TfGM  gives consideration to help residents on low incomes to better access public transport such as the partnership between TfGM, System One and Jobcentre Plus to provide free day bus tickets to attend job interviews in Greater Manchester, and free and subsidised bus travel for residents returning to work, and reduced travel costs for 16-18 year olds promised by the Mayor of Greater Manchester;

  • That Manchester City Council fully supports the re-regulation of bus services, noting that in 2016/17, 76% of public transport trips were taken by bus;

  • That while active travel options such as walking and cycling are helpful in terms of reducing car dependency, and supporting health, far more attention should be given to residents for whom these simply aren’t viable, nor desirable.

 

  • That Manchester City Council gives greater consideration to how all Manchester residents can access job opportunities, particularly North Manchester residents being able to access jobs at the Airport, and where we own a significant stake in partners such as Manchester Airport Group, we ensure job opportunities are available to residents without access to cars: and

  • That Manchester City Council’s view of public transport provision and that of TfGM, and non-car led transport should be prioritised on poverty and lack of access going forward, and ensuring Manchester residents have access to jobs, or are not isolated for reasons beyond their control and that the priority is not on providing additional transport options to those already well-served simply as they are most vocal.

 

Resolution

 

The motion was put to Council and voted on and the Lord Mayor declared that is was carried unanimously.

 

Decisions

 

  1. That Transport Poverty is an issue which is currently affecting economic growth within our city by by-passing residents who are unable to access employment opportunities due to this.

  2. That TfGM gives consideration to help residents on low incomes to better access public transport such as the partnership between TfGM, System One and Jobcentre Plus to provide free day bus tickets to attend job interviews in Greater Manchester, and free and subsidised bus travel for residents returning to work, and reduced travel costs for 16-18 year olds promised by the Mayor of Greater Manchester.

 

  1. That Manchester City Council fully supports the re-regulation of bus services, noting that in 2016/17, 76% of public transport trips were taken by bus.

  2. That while active travel options such as walking and cycling are helpful in terms of reducing car dependency, and supporting health, far more attention should be given to residents for whom these simply aren’t viable, nor desirable.

 

  1. That Manchester City Council gives greater consideration to how all Manchester residents can access job opportunities, particularly North Manchester residents being able to access jobs at the Airport, and where we own a significant stake in partners such as Manchester Airport Group, we ensure job opportunities are available to residents without access to cars.

 

  1. That Manchester City Council’s view of public transport provision and that of TfGM, and non-car led transport should be prioritised on poverty and lack of access going forward, and ensuring Manchester residents have access to jobs, or are not isolated for reasons beyond their control and that the priority is not on providing additional transport options to those already well-served simply as they are most vocal.

 

(Councillor Hughes declared a prejudicial and disclosable pecuniary interest in the item for the reason that he is employed as a public service vehicle driver and left the chamber prior to its consideration.)

 

(Councillor Shaukat Ali declared a personal interest in the item.)