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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 infrastructure in 2023.

In September, leader of the Trafford Council Tom Ross joined us on a cycle infrastructure tour:

Highlights included the permanent wand-protected “pop-up” cycle lanes on Chester Road, now connected to Trafford’s first CYCLOPS junction on Talbot Road.

Second place – Salford City Council

Salford’s success comes as no surprise as they continue to deliver a strong pipeline of safe junctions and protected space for cycling, showcased here by Dame Sarah Storey and Chris Boardman.

Bronze medal – Manchester City Council

Manchester should be proud of their bronze medal for Chorlton Cycleway and new CYCLOPS junctions – 7 more planned!  MCC might have ranked higher if not for problems with the Northern Quarter walking & cycling route.  We enjoyed having Councillor Tracey Rawlins, Executive Member for Environment and Transport, along to our cycle safari too.

Wigan and Rochdale councils were also recognised for delivering new schemes, and tied for fourth place.  Bolton, Bury, Oldham, Stockport and Tameside all received zero votes, so we’d encourage them to try harder in 2024.  We’ll be running the competition again at the end of the year!

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