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Cycling Infrastructure Walking

Meeting the RNIB

Harry & Will from Walk Ride visited Chorlton with representatives from RNIB, to learn about the lived experience of visually impaired people using new infrastructure We met outside the Royal Oak in Chorlton, next to one of Manchester’s newest CYCLOPS (Cycle Optimised Protected Signals) junctions. Terri and Erik from RNIB, both of whom have a […]

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Cycling Politics Walking

General Election 2024 Questionnaire

It’s election season once again, and this time we are looking at the choices of candidates standing for election as MP in the Greater Manchester region on 4 July. Walk Ride GM groups have prepared the following questions and sent them to all candidates across Greater Manchester. We will add their replies to this page […]

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Campaigns Road Danger Walking

Who do I contact about pavement parking?

and other antisocial parking / stopping / unloading Background One of the most common complaints of our members is motor vehicles taking up even more of our public space by parking on pavements and cycle lanes. It’s become an everyday occurrence to see parked cars completely obstructing access, forcing pedestrians to step into the road […]

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Bee Network Cycling Infrastructure Walking

Active Travel Policy in Greater Manchester

How it works and what to do about it This guide explains how active travel is governed in Greater Manchester, so you can contact authorities with knowledge and confidence in what you’re saying. We’ll update it from time to time – if you spot any mistakes, omissions, or have any questions, please leave a comment […]

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Bee Network Cycling Infrastructure Road Danger Walking

Trafford named best GM council for walking & cycling

To finish off 2023 with a bit of cheer, we asked members on our Discord server to vote for the GM borough they think delivered best for pedestrians and cyclists over the year. Congratulations to Trafford council Receiving a full 50% of all votes cast, our campaigners praised Trafford for their rapid delivery of quality […]

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Campaigns Infrastructure Road Danger Walking

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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Play Streets School Streets Walking

Every child deserves a School Street: Watch our film

Over the last year, Walk Ride Whalley Range has been supporting schools in Whalley Range to find ways to reduce traffic outside the school gates as well as encourage parents and carers to walk, wheel or cycle to school, where they are able. This film shows our experience of supporting a school to run a […]

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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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Local Groups Update: Wins for Walk Ride Blackley, Active Travel Commissioner Visits Whalley Range School Street + more

Welcome to our latest round-up of selected activities and neighbourhood successes achieved by our local Walk Ride group volunteers. Walk Ride Blackley Walk into the Weekend Friday 10 March was the very first ‘Walk into the Weekend’. Initiated by the Walk Ride Blackley team, the idea is to walk as a group from local schools […]

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News: Walk Ride Blackley Helps Secure Safer Steps in Blackley Forest, Launches 20’s Plenty Petition for Blackley Village + More

Walk Ride Blackley has been very active lately in pursuit of healthier, safer, better neighbourhoods to live in. Blackley Forest Steps After successful campaigning, new steps have been unveiled at Blackley Forest. Previously unstable and unsafe (see below), the steps are now fortified with brand new nosing to make sure they’re accessible for more of […]

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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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Campaigns Walking

Call to Action: Let’s Put Pedestrians First at Crossings

December 2022 has seen temperatures sink far below zero. With priority being given to gritting roads rather than pavements, this creates hazardous walking environments for people not using a car to make their daily trips to school, shops, and work. Cock-eyed British priorities. I must have missed the consultation on this. pic.twitter.com/Y6NWqHPbO7 — Bicycle-Riding Motorist […]