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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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Cycling Infrastructure

Why I swapped my car for a bike

“I guess I’m a cyclist now” is how Gareth describes his transformation from driving by default to cycling every day. On a recent drive into town, stuck in bumper-to-bumper queues and desperate for the toilet, he watched someone sail past the traffic in Chorlton’s newly built cycling lanes. That’s when he knew there had to […]

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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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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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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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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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Cycling Events Infrastructure

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 […]

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Get Involved With the Brand New Annual Walk Ride GM Awards

Slowly but surely, steps are being taken across Greater Manchester to help make walking and cycling safer, easier and more attractive. And now, we’re aiming to support, champion, and encourage the best bits: Announcing… The Annual Walk Ride GM Awards Let’s celebrate the positive movement that’s happening en route to a connected network, highlight the […]