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Interview: Morag Rose (The Loiterers Resistance Movement)

For our October General Meeting, we were joined by Morag Rose, a Manchester based walking artist-activist-academic, who in 2006 founded psychogeographical collective The LRM (Loiterers Resistance Movement). Her research, writing and campaigning focuses on public space, access, equality and walking as a creative, political and community building act. You can view the full presentation with […]

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“We Just Held Our First Play Street – Here’s What Made It a Success”

Words by Jack Hunter (Walk Ride Whalley Range) Last Sunday, residents of York Avenue, in Whalley Range, held our first play street. With permission from the council, and help from Walk Ride Whalley Range, we closed our road to through traffic for an afternoon. Residents’ cars were still able to come and go, and the […]

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Manchester Residents Encouraged to Apply for ‘Play Streets’ to Create Safer Neighbourhoods

Manchester City Council this week announced that it is removing the application fee for Play Streets, which provide the opportunity to open up residential streets for use by people living in those communities. The council’s website states that, “A group of residents can apply to [open] their road on a regular basis for a few […]

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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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Review: Transport for New Homes – What Needs to Change?

Words by Harrie Larrington-Spencer. “Our country desperately needs more homes. But how can we ensure that new housing is built around sustainable transport, not around car use?” Transport for New Homes, a two-year funded research project on sustainable transport and the location of new developments, tries to answer the above question by investigating large housing […]

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Review: WalkRide GM’s 1st Birthday General Meeting

Words by Charles Ward. Photographs by Jonathan Keenan. The first birthday of WalkRride GM was celebrated on 3 December at the Friends’ Meeting House, along with 100 enthusiastic attendees. Proceedings were opened by Nadia Kerr, who reminded everyone of the sterling efforts of the founding members in late 2018, spurred on by Helen Pidd’s initial […]

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Levenshulme Bee Network Consultation Continues With Engagement Event

Levenshulme Bee Network is inviting more voices from the local community to have their say on what improvements are needed to the movement network in the area. A November catch-up event has been announced to take place from 6pm on Tue 26 November at Arcadia, Stockport Road. For information, click here. The community-led active neighbourhood […]

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Walk Ride GM’s 1st Birthday

It’s our Walk Ride Greater Manchester birthday on Tuesday 3 December – and you’re all invited. We are campaigning to make walking and cycling the natural choice for everyday journeys across Greater Manchester. Come along to hear about what the campaign group has been working on over our first year (Deansgate, Great Ancoats Street, Hyde […]

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World Car-Free Day: A Missed Opportunity for Manchester City Council

Words by Harrie Larrington-Spencer. Sunday 22 September was Car-Free Day, a global event closing cities to cars and opening them up to the people. The aim is to help urban residents experience and envisage what their cities could be like with fewer private vehicles on the road. London, following suit of cities around the world […]

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Review: WalkRide GM September Open Meeting

Words by Nadia Kerr. Helen Pidd opened the forth open meeting of the Walk Ride Greater Manchester family, setting the energetic atmosphere that prevailed through the evening. Every member of the turnout of around 100 was warmly welcomed to the Friends’ Meeting House on Mount Street. Nick Hubble then provided a potted summary of some […]

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Welcome to Walk Ride Denton

Words by Liz Hannaford Photos by Bryony Evens Our latest local WalkRide group had a lively launch at Denton Carnival in Tameside’s Victoria Park on 8 September. The group’s main focus is making the school run to the 13 schools in their area more civilised. To assist with getting the message across, they were helped […]

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Petition Launched to Pedestrianise Deansgate

A petition has been launched to pedestrianise Deansgate following successful direct action by Extinction Rebellion (XR) that has seen thousands of people enjoying the cross-city route on foot, using mobility aids and by bicycle. The XR action has invited people to envisage a more people-friendly street that offers space for people to move safely through […]