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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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Want to help make make change? Join our steering group!

  Do you want to see a greater shift to walking or cycling across Greater Manchester? Do you wish to get more involved in actively making change? Do you want to be part of a group of like minds? Do you have connections and skills that you would like to use to help make change? […]

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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 […]

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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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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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Why it’s time for more focus, funding and ambition on safer travel to school

We believe that now is the time for travel to and from school, and young people’s journeys, to become a central part of our city and regional transport & place-making plans.    While we are starting to see some welcome positive steps – it’s vital we make young people a more central part of the […]

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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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Walk Ride Blackley Makes Great Progress Following Launch

Walk Ride GM’s newest subgroup has already made strides towards safer streets in the Blackley area since forming in late 2021. Walk Ride Blackley was established by local residents in response to the car-centric status quo on the school run, to address antisocial driving and parking, and to generally be able to move more safely […]

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Mayor Andy Burnham urged to sort ‘off-track’ Bee Network after Boardman departure news

PRESS RELEASE FOR IMMEDIATE ATTENTION: WRGM REACTION TO ANNOUNCEMENT CHRIS BOARDMAN TO LEAVE POST Thanks Boardman for his agenda-setting work Highlights delivery of Bee Network is well off track  Calls for a commitment to replace Boardman as Transport Commissioner and for them to tackle key issues, including increasing focus on pavements & walking Calls for […]