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Getting Back On Your Bike: Cycling Essentials Part Two

Words by Jane Bedford McLaren and Jonathan Keenan. Image by Lucy Sykes. Purpose: There are loads of different bikes intended for different things and there is a lot to consider. This section of the blog series is the longest – we have tried to keep it as short as possible and we really want to […]

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Getting Back On Your Bike: Cycling Essentials Part One

Words by Jane Bedford McLaren and Jonathan Keenan. Image by Lucy Sykes. Bicycle You do not need all the gear, or a £1000 bike or a professional bike fit. There is, of course, a place for these things if you decide you want to expand your cycling horizons, but they are not necessary for short […]

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Walking and Cycling News Roundup: 21 June 2020

Welcome to our June newsletter which will focus on walking and cycling news both good and bad – including controversy still rumbling on within Manchester, where there is protest ride next Saturday (27th June). It seems like there has never been so much activity in the ‘active travel’ sector and, while it’s not all rosy in many […]

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Over 400 Chorlton residents request COVID-19 distancing measures

Image by Lucy Sykes. Walk Ride Chorlton has written to councillors on behalf of over 400 respondents to their ongoing #safestreetssavelives questionnaire with the aim to help people stay safe during the pandemic. The letter highlights the context of the recent statutory guidance, in which “The government … expects local authorities to make significant changes […]

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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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Tell Us Where in Greater Manchester You Need Help Walking or Cycling Safely During Lockdown

As one of Manchester’s busiest streets is to be partially closed to traffic from this weekend to help people safely walk and cycle while physically distancing, campaigners are asking Greater Manchester residents which other streets need safety measures during the Coronavirus pandemic. On Saturday a section of Deansgate in Manchester is to be temporarily closed […]

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13 Street Changes to Make Walking and Cycling Safer in Greater Manchester

Words by Ian Pennington. Across the UK, councils are beginning to act on the government expectation that we need to prioritise walking and cycling in order to realise a new normal in the COVID-19 era. Consultation maps have been launched with the aim of identifying locations where physical distancing is difficult or downright dangerous due […]

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TfGM and Sustrans Provide Advice for People Cycling to Work During COVID-19

Transport for Greater Manchester (TfGM) has launched guidance to assist key workers with getting to work by bicycle. The advice covers: route planning bicycle maintenance road cycling tips recommendations for secure parking other problem-solving advice for while you’re out and about on your bicycle. Sustrans has also provided advice for those who are new to […]

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Deansgate Among COVID-19 Distancing Measures Announced by Manchester City Council

Manchester City Council has announced essential design changes on three key routes in the city centre to provide people with space to meet physical distancing guidance. These include: Changing Deansgate into a ‘share with care’ space for co-use by people on foot, using mobility aids and on bicycles. This will be from Blackfriars Street to […]

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#Safestreets Campaign: Making Space for Distancing

Words by Claire Stocks. (Photo credits below) We’re urging all Walk Ride supporters to do our bit to help make sure people on foot or bike can physically distance while travelling to work, doing essential shopping or taking basic daily exercise. We’re asking all our supporters to urgently get involved by doing some or all of […]

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TfGM Announces Pedestrian Priority Plans as Councils Discuss Emergency Planning Options

TfGM has responded to the ongoing COVID-19 physical distancing conditions by making improvements to the waiting times at traffic lights. The changes are to assist with pedestrian priority and overall accessibility in the city region by reducing the chances of groups forming while waiting at lights. This is intended to enable safer movement of people […]

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Streets Brought to Life by Daily Exercise During Lockdown

Our streets are seeing unprecedented life, as the drop in car traffic has led to a greater confidence among people to use active travel modes, including families teaching children to ride on the roads. The current conditions follow legislation issued by the government to curb all unnecessary trips, while promoting daily exercise through the types […]