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Bolton Future High Streets Consultation

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 […]

Review: Transport for New Homes – What Needs to Change?

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, […]

Urmston Bee Network Launch Attracts Huge Turnout

Urmston Bee Network Launch Attracts Huge Turnout

Urmston Bee Network’s consultation event to engage local people with the process towards its Active Neighbourhood area plan was met with a huge turnout on 23 January. Videos posted on Twitter showed people queuing through the door to be a party to the area’s vision […]

Bee Network Publishes Walking and Cycling Investment Plan

Bee Network Publishes Walking and Cycling Investment Plan

The Greater Manchester Bee Network team has today revealed its Walking and Cycling Investment Plan, entitled Change a Region to Change a Nation. The report sets out the region’s progress to date with building its proposal to provide safe active travel options across the whole […]

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 […]