13 Street Changes to Make Walking and Cycling Safer in Greater Manchester

13 Street Changes to Make Walking and Cycling Safer in Greater Manchester

Words by Ian Pennington. Across the UK, councils are beginning to act on the government expectation that we need to prioritise walking and cycling in order to realise a new normal in the COVID-19 era. Consultation maps have been launched with the aim of identifying 

Deansgate Among COVID-19 Distancing Measures Announced by Manchester City Council

Deansgate Among COVID-19 Distancing Measures Announced by Manchester City Council

Manchester City Council has announced essential design changes on three key routes in the city centre to provide people with space to meet physical distancing guidance. These include: Changing Deansgate into a ‘share with care’ space for co-use by people on foot, using mobility aids 

#Safestreets Campaign: Making Space for Distancing

#Safestreets Campaign: Making Space for Distancing

Words by Claire Stocks. (Photo credits below) We’re urging all Walk Ride supporters to do our bit to help make sure people on foot or bike can physically distance while travelling to work, doing essential shopping or taking basic daily exercise. We’re asking all our supporters 

Consultation Opens on North East Gateway Route

Consultation Opens on North East Gateway Route

Consultation has opened on Manchester City Council’s proposed walking and cycling improvement route labelled North East Gateway. The proposed route seeks to address some existing issues: “Physical barriers to cycling and walking, like the River Irk, Ashton Canal, and railway viaducts Junctions which are not 

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, 

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 

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