Mayor Grants Approval for Latest Tranche of Bee Network Walking and Cycling Schemes
25 schemes put forward for tranche 6 of the Bee Network proposals were granted programme entry during the Greater Manchester Combined Authority (GMCA) committee meeting last week.
The schemes include victories for WalkRide subgroups in Romiley and The Heatons, where active neighbourhood proposals were granted £3.9m and £3.2m, respectively. Also approved was £5.7m in funding for the Fallowfield Loop, including improved lighting to enhance safety. This follows the pressure applied by a well-attended protest ride arranged by WalkRide GM founders in response to the spate of muggings in October 2018.
The committee, which met on Friday 29 November to discuss a range of issues, also noted “that a pipeline of schemes was being develop [sic], to strengthen further funding requests of Government”.
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