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Walk Ride Blackley Makes Great Progress Following Launch

Walk Ride GM’s newest subgroup has already made strides towards safer streets in the Blackley area since forming in late 2021. Walk Ride Blackley was established by local residents in response to the car-centric status quo on the school run, to address antisocial driving and parking, and to generally be able to move more safely […]

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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 Outdated and illegal barriers such as kissing gates have been removed from access points to […]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 […]

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Review: Walk Ride GM March General Meeting

For March’s General Meeting, we invited more special guest speakers to provide updates on local campaigns, as well as tips and strategies from further afield. Opening up was Hannah Kettle, Zooming in from Leeds, where she is working for the charity Possible on the Car Free Leeds campaign. Initiatives as part this include parklets and […]

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Word Games: The Language of Active Travel Campaigning

Words are important – particularly when trying to win hearts and minds. Many people regularly tell surveys they want healthier, safer movement through our streets, but sometimes encouraging those steps in reality requires the right choice of words that both demonstrate the universal benefits that can be possible and counter the bad faith arguments from […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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Manchester City Centre Transport consultation response: Walk Ride urges bolder, faster changes with clear rollout plan

Manchester City Council is to be congratulated for its draft City Centre Transport Strategy  – which is open for comment until Wed 4 Nov and you feedback here.  Walk Ride GM is broadly very supportive of the principles and proposals – but we urge a more detailed timeline that brings key proposals forward and commits […]

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Consultation Maps Launched for Monton Neighbourhood Area and Fallowfield Loop Route

Two public consultations were launched this week for schemes that have the potential to improve the active travel network in Greater Manchester. Monton Village Filtered Neighbourhood and the Fallowfield Loop are the latest locations in the region to be opened for comments from the community. Fallowfield Loop The 14km Fallowfield Loop route was awarded £4.9m […]