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Stockport 2024 elections: candidate questionnaire

It’s election season in Stockport once again, and we’ve taken the opportunity to quiz candidates on their vision for the future of the borough, following on from last year’s bumper ‘all-out’ election questionnaire. Stockport’s Walk Ride groups have prepared the following questions and sent them to the parties’ candidates. We will add their replies to […]

Campaigns Road Danger Walking

Who do I contact about pavement parking?

and other antisocial parking / stopping / unloading Background One of the most common complaints of our members is motor vehicles taking up even more of our public space by parking on pavements and cycle lanes. It’s become an everyday occurrence to see parked cars completely obstructing access, forcing pedestrians to step into the road […]

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Active Travel Policy in Greater Manchester

How it works and what to do about it This guide explains how active travel is governed in Greater Manchester, so you can contact authorities with knowledge and confidence in what you’re saying. We’ll update it from time to time – if you spot any mistakes, omissions, or have any questions, please leave a comment […]

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Trafford named best GM council for walking & cycling

To finish off 2023 with a bit of cheer, we asked members on our Discord server to vote for the GM borough they think delivered best for pedestrians and cyclists over the year. Congratulations to Trafford council Receiving a full 50% of all votes cast, our campaigners praised Trafford for their rapid delivery of quality […]

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A Vision to Reduce Road Danger to Zero

January 2024 saw the launch of the highly anticipated draft Vision Zero Strategy: Reducing Road Danger in Greater Manchester. Its ambition is for Greater Manchester to have zero fatalities and life changing injuries on our roads by 2040 whilst increasing safe, healthy, equitable mobility for all. I am supporting the Vision Zero aspiration for Greater […]

Bee Network Cycling

Bikes on trams? About time!

20 years after the Greater Manchester Cycling Campaign first campaigned for bikes to be allowed on the Metrolink, and a year after Andy Burnham promised it would happen at a Walk Ride event, TfGM is finally starting a pilot to investigate how it could work. During the pilot, volunteers will be accompanied on the tram […]

Bee Network

Bee Network Manifesto

The Bee Network is a huge step forward for active travel in Greater Manchester. A joined-up integrated public transport offering and better infrastructure will make walking, wheeling or cycling a much more attractive option for many people. Walk Ride GM have nine key asks for TfGM and GMCA to consider to maximise the potential of […]

Events Infrastructure

Infrastructure safari with local leaders

  On Wednesday 27th September Walk Ride GM led a safari by cycle with attendees including Councillor Tom Ross, leader of Trafford Council, and Councillor Tracey Rawlings, Executive Member for Environment and Transport at Manchester City Council.  The forecast high winds thankfully didn’t materialise and we enjoyed a dry sunset tour of active travel infrastructure […]

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School Streets Update: Read our report and recommendations

Over the last few years, Walk Ride Whalley Range has been supporting schools in Whalley Range to find ways to reduce traffic outside the school gates as well as encourage parents and carers to walk, wheel or cycle to school, where they are able. We’ve now written a detailed report outlining our experience of supporting […]

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Stockport Councillors join Walk Ride for successful ‘Infrastructure Safari’

A trio of councillors from across Stockport joined a recent guided cycle tour of the modern, best-practice infrastructure that has gone in across Salford and Manchester. Cllr Geoff Abell (Marple North), Cllr James Frizzell (Reddish South), and Cllr Peter West (Norbury & Woodsmoor) met with members of Walk Ride Stockport to experience firsthand the positive […]

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Every child deserves a School Street: Watch our film

Over the last year, Walk Ride Whalley Range has been supporting schools in Whalley Range to find ways to reduce traffic outside the school gates as well as encourage parents and carers to walk, wheel or cycle to school, where they are able. This film shows our experience of supporting a school to run a […]

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Walk Ride invites Stockport councillors and officers on an ‘Infrastructure Safari’

Members of Walk Ride Stockport have invited the borough’s councillors and officers to experience the modern, best-practice infrastructure that is increasingly evident in parts of Greater Manchester. The ride – coined as an ‘infrastructure safari‘ – will give participants the opportunity to feel firsthand how some of the protected lanes, CYCLOPS junctions, and other measures […]