Campaigning for walking, wheeling and cycling across Greater Manchester
We believe active travel should be the natural choice for short journeys.
Are you among the thousands across Greater Manchester who responded to the 2020 Government consultation process in favour of a London-style pavement parking ban across the rest of the country?
Do you regularly use pedestrian crossings and wonder why you’re waiting minutes in the rain for dry drivers in cars to go past?
Are you one of the 35% among us who cycle to get around – or one of the 30% among us who don’t currently cycle but would like to?
Then you’ve come to the right place.
Greater Manchester’s public transport strategy has come on leaps and bounds in recent years. These improvements need to be backed up by things like quicker crossing times, bikes on trams, and the other points raised in our Bee Network Manifesto, because active travel is an essential part of most public transport journeys.
If we want to enable real change in people’s travel habits, the school run is the place to start: making it easier and safer for children to walk, wheel or cycle. We are campaigning for more School Streets across GM, and for them to be self-sustaining rather than relying on volunteers.
Walking or wheeling is one of the most convenient ways to get around Greater Manchester, but far too many of our streets are designed to prioritise cars over people. Our Pedestrian Manifesto outlines eight key asks that will put pedestrians first for once – from zebras on side roads to curbing antisocial parking.