Cycling

Northern Quarter Walking and Cycling Consultation Launches

Northern Quarter Walking and Cycling Consultation Launches

Manchester City Council has revealed its proposed designs to transform the Northern Quarter and prioritise people over motor vehicles. Comments via social media have pointed out potential options to achieve an even better outcome, including the full pedestrianisation of Stevenson Square and greater safety measures […]

Review: WalkRide GM’s 1st Birthday General Meeting

Review: WalkRide GM’s 1st Birthday General Meeting

Words by Charles Ward. Photographs by Jonathan Keenan. The first birthday of WalkRride GM was celebrated on 3 December at the Friends’ Meeting House, along with 100 enthusiastic attendees. Proceedings were opened by Nadia Kerr, who reminded everyone of the sterling efforts of the founding […]

Mayor Grants Approval for Latest Tranche of Bee Network Walking and Cycling Schemes

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 […]

Levenshulme Bee Network Consultation Continues With Engagement Event

Levenshulme Bee Network Consultation Continues With Engagement Event

Levenshulme Bee Network is inviting more voices from the local community to have their say on what improvements are needed to the movement network in the area. A November catch-up event has been announced to take place from 6pm on Tue 26 November at Arcadia, […]

Walk Ride GM’s 1st Birthday

Walk Ride GM’s 1st Birthday

It’s our Walk Ride Greater Manchester birthday on Tuesday 3 December – and you’re all invited. We are campaigning to make walking and cycling the natural choice for everyday journeys across Greater Manchester. Come along to hear about what the campaign group has been working […]

World Car-Free Day: A Missed Opportunity for Manchester City Council

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 […]

Welcome to Walk Ride Denton

Welcome to Walk Ride Denton

Words by Liz Hannaford Photos by Bryony Evens Our latest local WalkRide group had a lively launch at Denton Carnival in Tameside’s Victoria Park on 8 September. The group’s main focus is making the school run to the 13 schools in their area more civilised. […]

Petition Launched to Pedestrianise Deansgate

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 […]

Review: Marple Street Audit

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 […]

Urge Your Councillors to Attend a Bee Network Workshop on 18 September

Urge Your Councillors to Attend a Bee Network Workshop on 18 September

Greater Manchester Councillors have been invited to attend a Bee Network workshop on Wednesday 18 September and TfGM have asked for residents to persuade their councillors to attend. The workshop is to allow councillors the opportunity to learn more about active neighbourhoods and what support […]