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Tameside’s Quiet Streets Initiative Helps Residents Reclaim Space During COVID-19

Residents of Tameside are being encouraged by the council to apply for Quiet Streets in their neighbourhood. Tameside Council recently launched its Quiet Streets initiative to give residents the opportunity to enforce regular, temporary road closures to create more outside space for people living on the street, allowing people to use the street for exercise. […]

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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 […]

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Hundreds of People Form ‘Human Bike Lanes’ Along the A6

More than 150 people lined up alongside the A6 in Levenshulme on Saturday 27 June to form ‘human cycle lanes’, with everyone observing social distancing rules and most wearing masks. The aim was to call on Manchester City Council to address the lack of provision for walking and cycling in the Levenshulme area and beyond. […]

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Cycling

Getting Back On Your Bike: Cycling Essentials Part Five

Words by Jane Bedford McLaren and Jonathan Keenan. Image by Lucy Sykes. Riding Now that you have all the gear you need and the right bike for you, we thought some tips on riding might be helpful: Pedalling – this is most efficient if the ball of your foot is on the middle of the […]

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Getting Back On Your Bike: Cycling Essentials Part Four

Words by Jane Bedford McLaren and Jonathan Keenan. Image by Lucy Sykes. Clothing The main thing is to wear whatever you feel comfortable in. You don’t need any special clothing, unless you are planning a long ride. That said, here are some tips that might make the ride more comfortable: Jeans have bulky seams in […]

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Getting Back On Your Bike: Cycling Essentials Part Three

Words by Jane Bedford McLaren and Jonathan Keenan. Image by Lucy Sykes. Kit: Now that you have sorted your bike, you need to think about what sort of accessories you will need. As I have said in Part One of this series, you don’t need loads of expensive gear, so this part is pretty short. […]

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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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Letter on walking & cycling in Manchester during Covid19 sent to city council leader Sir Richard Leese

We’re publishing this letter sent to Manchester City Council leader Sir Richard Leese as it outlines our position on why it’s important to take positive, rapid action to support walking and cycling as part of the post-lockdown recovery of our city and Greater Manchester regional centre.   Dear Sir Richard, I am contacting you on […]