Important Parking and Travel Information
- 18 August 2013 11:52
- Posted by @MCFC
Supporters parking in the Blue Car Park this season or in the unofficial car parks around Riverpark Road are advised of new traffic management measures to improve exit speed from the on-site event car parking (Blue).
These measures, which were trialed at the summer concerts, have been introduced to improve and alleviate congestion in and around the northern part of the Etihad Campus, and will impact both car drivers and pedestrians.
Gate 1, which is the exit gate closest to the Gas Cylinder at Briscoe Lane, will now serve as the main exit after the match for cars parked in Car Park Blue G. Cars exiting this car park will be provided with a dedicated lane for exit to allow them safe passage onto Alan Turing Way heading north.
Alan Turing Way and Ashton New Road is now open to live traffic immediately after the match.
Supporters exiting Gate 1 heading towards Briscoe Lane, Riverpark Road, Bradford Road and Lord North Street are advised that this exit will now be used for both cars and pedestrians at the same time via dedicated lanes.
For their own safety pedestrians will be held temporarily and released in waves to ensure that they can cross Alan Turing Way safely. Please ensure that you remain patient. The wait will only be for a limited time period and it is for your own safety.
Cars exiting Car Park Blue H will exit via Gate 2 and as in previous seasons this gate will operate as a left turn only for approximately 30-40 minutes after the match due to heavy congestion heading south along Alan Turing Way. As soon as congestion eases cars will be allowed to turn left or right.
Supporter Club Coaches parked in Car Park Blue G will be given priority access out of the Gate 2 as soon as they are full.
Supporter feedback in relation to car park congestion has been a constant theme over the past 12 months. Having listened to supporters and consulted traffic management experts, the club plans to introduce this new scheme as the first of a number of initiatives aimed at getting fans moving.
These measures will build on the successful introduction of the Metrolink last season, which saw several thousand supporters per match switch their mode of transport to the efficient Metrolink service that now connects the Etihad Stadium to the city centre and most parts of Greater Manchester.
Feedback from fans who have used the Metrolink has been really positive. The six minute service after the match has a capacity to move several thousand supporters in under an hour and queues onto the platform move quickly.
For more information on this service and other ways of getting to the Etihad visit our transport microsite.