I am glad to hear that the Highways officers are out and about checking the roads but as an earlier post on this blog has highlighted there is a lack of consistency across Greater Manchester on the criteria used to decide which potholes will be repaired. (See When is a 'pothole' actionable?)
Manchester's criteria for deciding when to repair a pothole is 30mm (eg the pothole must be at least 30mm deep) which is not bad when compared to Salford's (50mm) but not as good as Wigan's 25mm. Perhaps the new GM Integrated Transport Authority could take on the task of standardizing the size of potholes that cyclists have to avoid!
If you are out and about in Manchester and spot a pothole why not drop a line to "Environment on Call" - you never know they may have missed one!
Environment On Call can be contacted by:
tel: 0161 954 9000
or via the Manchester City Council website reporting form.
Photo credit: Crumspall Labour blog (October 2007).