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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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Grants Offered to Support Walking Initiatives

Grants Offered to Support Walking Initiatives

Greater Manchester Walking is offering financial support to active travel organisations in their aims to improve the health and wellbeing of people across the region. The grants, totalling £225,000, will be available to groups operating in the Community, Voluntary and Social Enterprise (CVSE) sector who […]

GM Walking Seeks Partner for Chadderton Schools’ Sustainable Commute Plan

GM Walking Seeks Partner for Chadderton Schools’ Sustainable Commute Plan

Active travel group GM Walking is working with local partners in Chadderton, Oldham to explore issues of congestion at school drop off-pick up time. The project has emerged through a unique partnership between ward councillors, schools, TfGM, Oldham Council and GM Walking, which has developed […]

Review: WalkRide GM September Open Meeting

Review: WalkRide GM September Open Meeting

Words by Nadia Kerr. Helen Pidd opened the forth open meeting of the Walk Ride Greater Manchester family, setting the energetic atmosphere that prevailed through the evening. Every member of the turnout of around 100 was warmly welcomed to the Friends’ Meeting House on Mount […]

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 […]

Join Cycle to Work Day 2019

Join Cycle to Work Day 2019

Tomorrow, Thursday 8 August is the annual Cycle to Work Day. Whether you are dusting off the old wheels or looking to make your commute more reliable and healthy, now is the time to get started, alongside thousands of others from the Greater Manchester area. […]