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Get Involved With the Brand New Annual Walk Ride GM Awards

Slowly but surely, steps are being taken across Greater Manchester to help make walking and cycling safer, easier and more attractive. And now, we’re aiming to support, champion, and encourage the best bits: Announcing… The Annual Walk Ride GM Awards Let’s celebrate the positive movement that’s happening en route to a connected network, highlight the […]

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Why it’s time for more focus, funding and ambition on safer travel to school

We believe that now is the time for travel to and from school, and young people’s journeys, to become a central part of our city and regional transport & place-making plans.    While we are starting to see some welcome positive steps – it’s vital we make young people a more central part of the […]

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The Greater Manchester Pedestrian Manifesto

Many agree that the status quo is far from pedestrian-friendly in the Greater Manchester city-region. Often these are political choices about the allocation of our public realm to different modes of transport – large portions of this public space is given over to vehicles, with pedestrians kettled to one side. Walking 🚶is one of the […]

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Walk Ride Blackley publish open letter to councillors

Walk Ride Blackley have prepared and submitted a petition for safer pedestrian access as part of an open letter to local councillors, along with community-led plans to highlight the issues that need attention. We’re asking Blackley and Charlestown councillors to improve pedestrians access between Old Market Street and Rochdale Road/Charlestown Road. You can add your […]

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Walk Ride Blackley Makes Great Progress Following Launch

Walk Ride GM’s newest subgroup has already made strides towards safer streets in the Blackley area since forming in late 2021. Walk Ride Blackley was established by local residents in response to the car-centric status quo on the school run, to address antisocial driving and parking, and to generally be able to move more safely […]

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Mayor Andy Burnham urged to sort ‘off-track’ Bee Network after Boardman departure news

PRESS RELEASE FOR IMMEDIATE ATTENTION: WRGM REACTION TO ANNOUNCEMENT CHRIS BOARDMAN TO LEAVE POST Thanks Boardman for his agenda-setting work Highlights delivery of Bee Network is well off track  Calls for a commitment to replace Boardman as Transport Commissioner and for them to tackle key issues, including increasing focus on pavements & walking Calls for […]

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Streets for People Publishes Explainer of Latest Neighbourhood Improvement Scheme Designs

Southeast Manchester community group Streets for People has published its response to the proposed permanent neighbourhood improvement scheme measures revealed by Manchester City Council (MCC) in December 2021. The group’s helpful guide assesses each subsection of the scheme boundary and offers considerations of what’s good, what needs to be tweaked, and what’s missing with the […]

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Heaton Chapel Active Neighbourhood Nears Post-Trial Consultation Stage

The Heaton Chapel Active Neighbourhood is coming into the final weeks of its three-month trial period and the benefits of speed reduction, safer streets for walking and cycling, and greater accessibility have been experienced by many residents of the area. Outdated and illegal barriers such as kissing gates have been removed from access points to […]

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Walk Ride GM says ‘no’ to Fallowfield loop plans – calls for investment in new east-west on-road route

Walk Ride GM response to the Fallowfield loop & Yellow Brick Road consultation    The Fallowfield Loop / Yellow Brick Road is  a peaceful, linear, traffic-free seven-mile green oasis that connects Chorlton, Fallowfield, Levenshulme, Reddish, Gorton and Openshaw, one of Manchester’s most useful active travel assets. The Bee Network, initiated by Andy Burnham and Chris […]

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Review: Healthy, Happy, Hazard-Free School Streets in Whalley Range

Words by Jack Hunter (Walk Ride Whalley Range) Last week, Walk Ride Whalley Range supported two local primary schools to organise a school street for Clean Air Day. With permission from Manchester City Council (MCC), streets around each school were closed to traffic for drop-off and pick-up times (with exceptions made for residents, deliveries and […]

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Chris Boardman outlines his vision as new GM transport commissioner: ‘a network that enables me to choose it over driving’ and signals a change in pace and structure to deliver it

Chris Boardman has been appointed to an expanded role as Transport Commissioner for Greater Manchester. In his first detailed interview since taking on the role he answers eight key questions from Walk Ride supporters and shows he means business: His vision is for ‘a network that would make him choose it over driving’ A restructure […]

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Your questions answered: Mayoral candidates on how they would make region cleaner, greener, safer

MAYORAL HUSTINGS ON SUSTAINABLE TRANSPORT, 22 APRIL 2021. Candidates from the four main parties were invited; Andy Burnham (Labour), Melanie Horrocks (Green) and Simon Lepori (Lib Dem) attended. (Laura Evans (Conservative) did not respond to invitations). We asked the three candidates 11 questions on behalf of people in Great Manchester ahead of elections on Thurs […]