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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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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 […]

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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 […]

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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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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 […]

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Moving Traffic Offences: What are our councils’ game-changing new powers?

Since 31 May 2022, local authorities in England outside of London have been able to apply to the Secretary of State for new powers to enforce ‘moving traffic offences’. This means they can be granted powers that have previously been held only by the police and will be able to issue fines to drivers for […]

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Local Groups Update: New Group for Gatley, Pedestrian Crossings Priority, Election Results + more

Warm Welcome to Walk Ride Gatley We’re delighted to reveal our newest group within the Walk Ride family, Walk Ride Gatley. You can meet them and share your ideas on how to improve the community together, as well as signing up to their mailing list and getting involved directly with future activities, by visiting their […]

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Local Groups Update: Wins for Walk Ride Blackley, Active Travel Commissioner Visits Whalley Range School Street + more

Welcome to our latest round-up of selected activities and neighbourhood successes achieved by our local Walk Ride group volunteers. Walk Ride Blackley Walk into the Weekend Friday 10 March was the very first ‘Walk into the Weekend’. Initiated by the Walk Ride Blackley team, the idea is to walk as a group from local schools […]

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News: Walk Ride Blackley Helps Secure Safer Steps in Blackley Forest, Launches 20’s Plenty Petition for Blackley Village + More

Walk Ride Blackley has been very active lately in pursuit of healthier, safer, better neighbourhoods to live in. Blackley Forest Steps After successful campaigning, new steps have been unveiled at Blackley Forest. Previously unstable and unsafe (see below), the steps are now fortified with brand new nosing to make sure they’re accessible for more of […]

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Review: Destination Bee Network

On Tuesday 31 January, Walk Ride Greater Manchester hosted a Q&A session with Mayor Andy Burnham, Active Travel Commissioner Dame Sarah Storey, and Transport Commissioner Vernon Everitt, followed by a Walk Ride GM campaign update. Introduced by Claire and chaired by Helen, the event attracted a sell-out crowd, with standing room only in the venue […]

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Call to Action: Let’s Put Pedestrians First at Crossings

December 2022 has seen temperatures sink far below zero. With priority being given to gritting roads rather than pavements, this creates hazardous walking environments for people not using a car to make their daily trips to school, shops, and work. Cock-eyed British priorities. I must have missed the consultation on this. pic.twitter.com/Y6NWqHPbO7 — Bicycle-Riding Motorist […]

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Review: A Cycling Infrastructure Safari

Words: Ian Pennington, RTPI Young Planners Vice Chair It’s been called the single most important thing that mayors can do to tackle climate change: prioritising the needs of pedestrians and cyclists over space for cars. In Greater Manchester, the active travel network – originally coined as the ‘Bee Network’, a moniker that has since also […]