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Micromobility and the city region

Evaluating ways to promote active travel for ‘last mile’ journeys across Greater Manchester Guest blog by Thomas van Laake, Postgraduate Researcher at the University of Manchester Introduction The terms ‘micromobility’ and ‘bike sharing’ are generally used to refer to the provision of bikes and scooters for hire in public space. As fleets of e-scooters and […]

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General Election 2024 Questionnaire

It’s election season once again, and this time we are looking at the choices of candidates standing for election as MP in the Greater Manchester region on 4 July. Walk Ride GM groups have prepared the following questions and sent them to all candidates across Greater Manchester. We will add their replies to this page […]

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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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Cleaner, Greener, Safer, Fairer: 10 ways for Greater Manchester’s new mayor to transform travel

We believe that walking, cycling and public transport have a key role to play in tackling the challenges of post-pandemic recovery and our environmental crisis, and that this is a top priority in Greater Manchester’s May elections. We’ve teamed up with a range of other organisations* to create a manifesto for what the new mayor […]

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Oldham becomes the sixth GM council to launch commonplace engagement map

Oldham Council has opened an engagement map to find out from participants where they need to install emergency COVID-19 safety measures in the borough. The map, which is hosted for free by the public engagement company Commonplace, requests comments from people who live or work in Oldham in order to assist with its #SafeStreetsSaveLives plans. […]

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Walk Ride GM welcomes plan for 100km+ pop-up cycle lane network

Walk Ride Greater Manchester today welcomed news that leaders are planning to install more than 100 kilometres of pop-up cycle lanes across the city region to help workers get in and out of Manchester safely.    With more than ⅓ of residents in the region without a car, and people being told to avoid public […]