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A Vision to Reduce Road Danger to Zero

January 2024 saw the launch of the highly anticipated draft Vision Zero Strategy: Reducing Road Danger in Greater Manchester. Its ambition is for Greater Manchester to have zero fatalities and life changing injuries on our roads by 2040 whilst increasing safe, healthy, equitable mobility for all. I am supporting the Vision Zero aspiration for Greater […]

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Infrastructure safari with local leaders

  On Wednesday 27th September Walk Ride GM led a safari by cycle with attendees including Councillor Tom Ross, leader of Trafford Council, and Councillor Tracey Rawlings, Executive Member for Environment and Transport at Manchester City Council.  The forecast high winds thankfully didn’t materialise and we enjoyed a dry sunset tour of active travel infrastructure […]

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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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Moving Traffic Offences: What are our councils’ game-changing new powers?

Since 31 May 2022, local authorities in England outside of London have been able to apply to the Secretary of State for new powers to enforce ‘moving traffic offences’. This means they can be granted powers that have previously been held only by the police and will be able to issue fines to drivers for […]

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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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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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Cycling Infrastructure Play Streets School Streets Walking

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 […]

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Campaigns Infrastructure Walking

The Greater Manchester Pedestrian Manifesto

Many agree that the status quo is far from pedestrian-friendly in the Greater Manchester city-region. Often these are political choices about the allocation of our public realm to different modes of transport – large portions of this public space is given over to vehicles, with pedestrians kettled to one side. Walking 🚶is one of the […]

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Walk Ride Blackley publish open letter to councillors

Walk Ride Blackley have prepared and submitted a petition for safer pedestrian access as part of an open letter to local councillors, along with community-led plans to highlight the issues that need attention. We’re asking Blackley and Charlestown councillors to improve pedestrians access between Old Market Street and Rochdale Road/Charlestown Road. You can add your […]

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Bee Network Consultation Cycling Infrastructure Walking

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 […]