Categories
Bee Network Campaigns Surveys

Walking & Cycling in GM State of Play survey: THE RESULTS

At the end of 2020 we published a survey asking people to tell us how they felt the plan was going to transform walking and cycling in our Greater Manchester region. More than 150 people replied. We’ve set out the headlines below (for the full survey analysis including graphs and verbatim comments, go here).   […]

Categories
Bee Network Cycling Infrastructure Low Traffic Neighbourhoods Play Streets Walking

2021: The Year of the Low Traffic Neighbourhoods

At our last General Meeting of 2020, Greater Manchester’s Cycling and Walking Commissioner Chris Boardman said that more than 30 Low Traffic Neighbourhoods (LTNs – also known as Active Neighbourhoods or Filtered Neighbourhoods) would be implemented across Greater Manchester during 2021. Here we have a look at the progress with some of those that are […]

Categories
Bee Network Campaigns Cycling Events Infrastructure Walking

Review: Walk Ride GM December General Meeting

To round off 2020, we hosted our second webinar-style General Meeting to provide everyone with a summary of progress with all things Walk Ride and invite guests from the active travel world whose campaigning and shared pursuit of healthier places has caught our eye. Mary Creagh (Chief Executive at Living Streets) Mary joined Living Streets […]

Categories
Bee Network Campaigns Surveys

WHAT DO YOU THINK? How’s the plan going to transform walking and cycling in Greater Manchester?

It’s been three years since walking and cycling Commissioner Chris Boardman’s vision and plan to transform walking & cycling in Greater Manchester was agreed by the GM Combined Authority* – so we thought it would be a good time to take a temperature check via a survey. Please tell us via our anonymous questionnaire – […]

Categories
Bee Network Campaigns

BEE NETWORK’S THREE-YEAR PROGRESS REPORT: THE WALKRIDE GM VIEW 

The recent news that the Bee Network is upping the pace shows, we hope, that we are entering a new phase of delivery of walking and cycling in Greater Manchester. While announcements included no new schemes, no new money – and were essentially a recap of 26 previously announced schemes – this is a welcome new focus on […]

Categories
Bee Network Consultation Cycling Infrastructure Walking

Consultation Opens for Beswick Filtered Neighbourhood Project

Proposals for the latest Bee Network scheme have been published for consultation, with Beswick residents encouraged to get involved with shaping their neighbourhood for people using active travel modes such as walking, cycling or other mobility aids. Where is it? The project area, labelled ‘Safer Roads for Beswick‘, covers the streets between the Etihad Stadium […]

Categories
Bee Network Cycling Infrastructure

Manchester Launches CYCLOPS Junction Design to Boost Bee Network

This week sees the official opening of the Royce Road CYCLOPS junction, the first of its kind in this country. It is the next major part of the Chorlton to Manchester cycle route to be completed, and links up with the recently redesigned Deansgate Interchange. Work has been ongoing during the COVID-19 crisis, and during […]

Categories
Bee Network Campaigns Consultation COVID-19 Cycling Walk Ride subgroups Walking

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 […]

Categories
Bee Network COVID-19 Cycling Infrastructure

News Digest: Magnificent Seven on 21st May

Words by Claire Stocks. A lot of good things that happened in Greater Manchester today. Here’s my ‘Magnificent Seven’ walking and cycling leaderboard… 👩🏾‍🦯🚶‍♀‍👨🏿‍🦽🚲🌳🐞🐝 1. Levenshulme Active Neighbourhood Levenshulme in Manchester has revealed plans for massive traffic-calmed neighbourhood with 27 filters for those on foot and bike / no cars and three bus gates – […]

Categories
Bee Network Cycling Walking

Urmston Bee Network Launch Attracts Huge Turnout

Urmston Bee Network’s consultation event to engage local people with the process towards its Active Neighbourhood area plan was met with a huge turnout on 23 January. Videos posted on Twitter showed people queuing through the door to be a party to the area’s vision for an active travel-led future. I got in! pic.twitter.com/b0OR4xbatK — […]

Categories
Bee Network Cycling Walking

Bee Network Publishes Walking and Cycling Investment Plan

The Greater Manchester Bee Network team has today revealed its Walking and Cycling Investment Plan, entitled Change a Region to Change a Nation. The report sets out the region’s progress to date with building its proposal to provide safe active travel options across the whole region. In doing so, it seeks to secure the £1.5 […]

Categories
Bee Network Cycling Walking

Mayor Grants Approval for Latest Tranche of Bee Network Walking and Cycling Schemes

25 schemes put forward for tranche 6 of the Bee Network proposals were granted programme entry during the Greater Manchester Combined Authority (GMCA) committee meeting last week. The schemes include victories for WalkRide subgroups in Romiley and The Heatons, where active neighbourhood proposals were granted £3.9m and £3.2m, respectively. Also approved was £5.7m in funding […]