Researchers Urge Priority for Active Travel for Any Necessary Movement During COVID-19 Pandemic

Researchers Urge Priority for Active Travel for Any Necessary Movement During COVID-19 Pandemic

Words by Harrie Larrington-Spencer. As the COVID-19 pandemic rapidly escalates across the UK and beyond, there is increasing necessity for social distancing and limiting access to many places and activities in order to reduce the of transmission of the virus. These restrictions are put in 

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 

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