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Bee Network Cycling Infrastructure

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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Active Travel Policy in Greater Manchester

How it works and what to do about it This guide explains how active travel is governed in Greater Manchester, so you can contact authorities with knowledge and confidence in what you’re saying. We’ll update it from time to time – if you spot any mistakes, omissions, or have any questions, please leave a comment […]

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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 […]

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Bee Network Cycling

Bikes on trams? About time!

20 years after the Greater Manchester Cycling Campaign first campaigned for bikes to be allowed on the Metrolink, and a year after Andy Burnham promised it would happen at a Walk Ride event, TfGM is finally starting a pilot to investigate how it could work. During the pilot, volunteers will be accompanied on the tram […]

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Bee Network Manifesto

The Bee Network is a huge step forward for active travel in Greater Manchester. A joined-up integrated public transport offering and better infrastructure will make walking, wheeling or cycling a much more attractive option for many people. Walk Ride GM have nine key asks for TfGM and GMCA to consider to maximise the potential of […]

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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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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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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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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 […]