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COVID-19 Cycling Infrastructure Walking

Walk Ride GM welcomes plan for 100km+ pop-up cycle lane network

Walk Ride Greater Manchester today welcomed news that leaders are planning to install more than 100 kilometres of pop-up cycle lanes across the city region to help workers get in and out of Manchester safely.    With more than ⅓ of residents in the region without a car, and people being told to avoid public […]

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News Digest: Magnificent Seven on 21st May

Words by Claire Stocks. A lot of good things that happened in Greater Manchester today. Here’s my ‘Magnificent Seven’ walking and cycling leaderboard… 👩🏾‍🦯🚶‍♀‍👨🏿‍🦽🚲🌳🐞🐝 1. Levenshulme Active Neighbourhood Levenshulme in Manchester has revealed plans for massive traffic-calmed neighbourhood with 27 filters for those on foot and bike / no cars and three bus gates – […]

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COVID-19 Cycling Infrastructure Walking

Tell Us Where in Greater Manchester You Need Help Walking or Cycling Safely During Lockdown

As one of Manchester’s busiest streets is to be partially closed to traffic from this weekend to help people safely walk and cycle while physically distancing, campaigners are asking Greater Manchester residents which other streets need safety measures during the Coronavirus pandemic. On Saturday a section of Deansgate in Manchester is to be temporarily closed […]

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COVID-19 Cycling Infrastructure Walking

13 Street Changes to Make Walking and Cycling Safer in Greater Manchester

Words by Ian Pennington. Across the UK, councils are beginning to act on the government expectation that we need to prioritise walking and cycling in order to realise a new normal in the COVID-19 era. Consultation maps have been launched with the aim of identifying locations where physical distancing is difficult or downright dangerous due […]

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Campaigns Cycling Infrastructure Walking

Deansgate Among COVID-19 Distancing Measures Announced by Manchester City Council

Manchester City Council has announced essential design changes on three key routes in the city centre to provide people with space to meet physical distancing guidance. These include: Changing Deansgate into a ‘share with care’ space for co-use by people on foot, using mobility aids and on bicycles. This will be from Blackfriars Street to […]

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Campaigns Cycling Infrastructure Walk Ride subgroups Walking

#Safestreets Campaign: Making Space for Distancing

Words by Claire Stocks. (Photo credits below) We’re urging all Walk Ride supporters to do our bit to help make sure people on foot or bike can physically distance while travelling to work, doing essential shopping or taking basic daily exercise. We’re asking all our supporters to urgently get involved by doing some or all of […]

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Consultation Cycling Infrastructure Walking

Consultation Opens on North East Gateway Route

Consultation has opened on Manchester City Council’s proposed walking and cycling improvement route labelled North East Gateway. The proposed route seeks to address some existing issues: “Physical barriers to cycling and walking, like the River Irk, Ashton Canal, and railway viaducts Junctions which are not pedestrian/cyclist friendly (Oldham Road, Rochdale Road and Dantzic Street)”… …and […]

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Cycling Infrastructure Walking

Bolton Future High Streets Consultation

This weekend is the last chance to respond to four consultations that have the potential to positively shape the high streets through Horwich, Little Lever, Westhoughton and Farnworth. The masterplanning consultants appointed by Bolton Council have created a design proposal for each of the four high streets in order to revive interest among people to […]

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Cycling Events Infrastructure Walking

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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Cycling Events Infrastructure Walking

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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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 […]

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Cycling Events Infrastructure Walking

Review: Marple Street Audit

Words by Peter Black WalkRide Marple held a sunny Street Audit on Saturday 24 August. 12 people aged 7 to 60 turned up to scour the streets for issues and identify potential to make our community a better place for people to engage in active travel. Marple is a small town 6km south east of […]