Campaign goals for 2024

Accelerate the Bee Network

We continue to ask for better governance for and a faster pace of delivery of the Bee Network. You can find out more about our asks in our Bee Network Manifesto. This includes our ask for bikes to be allowed on trams to support the ‘first mile’ approach. We also want to see a strategy for road traffic reduction.

Home to school travel

Home to school travel also features high on our list. We are lobbying for permanent School Streets across Greater Manchester, enforced through ANPR camera. We also want to see more safer routes for home to school travel. We applaud Manchester Council’s committment to ensure safe places to cross outside every school and park by 2028 but have yet to see any progress.

Pedestrian Manifesto

Making it easier and safer for pedestrians also stays as one of our key campaign priorities. Too often roads space is disproportionately allocated to vehicles with little priority give to those walking and wheeling. We want to see less obstacles on pavements and footways such as barriers and street furniture, an end to pavement parking, shorter waiting times for pedestrian crossings and better uses of infrastructure such as size road zebras. You can find out more in our Pedestrian Manifesto.

Vision Zero

January 2024 saw the launch of the highly anticipated draft Vision Zero Strategy: Reducing Road Danger in Greater Manchester.

We aim to support its ambition for Greater Manchester to have zero fatalities and life changing injuries on our roads by 2040 whilst increasing safe, healthy, equitable mobility for all.


In order to more rapidly grow our influence both politically and across Greater Manchester’s communities, we need more funding maximise the positive impact of Walk Ride GM on the region and beyond.

There are currently some overheads to sustain our voluntary activities, such as Cycling UK affiliation to ensure Public Liability Insurance at events, promotional materials to spread the word, and other ongoing running costs.

In the longer-term, we are aiming to employ a dedicated staff member to undertake a number of the day-to-day tasks that will expand our influence, and which may be missed by our volunteer energies.

If you are able to support us financially, you can now donate via this link