Walking

Walk Ride GM welcomes plan for 100km+ pop-up cycle lane network

Walk Ride GM welcomes plan for 100km+ pop-up cycle lane network

Walk Ride Greater Manchester today welcomed news that leaders are planning to install more than 100 kilometres of pop-up cycle lanes across the city region to help workers get in and out of Manchester safely.    With more than ⅓ of residents in the region […]

Tell Us Where in Greater Manchester You Need Help Walking or Cycling Safely During Lockdown

Tell Us Where in Greater Manchester You Need Help Walking or Cycling Safely During Lockdown

As one of Manchester’s busiest streets is to be partially closed to traffic from this weekend to help people safely walk and cycle while physically distancing, campaigners are asking Greater Manchester residents which other streets need safety measures during the Coronavirus pandemic. On Saturday a […]

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 […]

TfGM Announces Pedestrian Priority Plans as Councils Discuss Emergency Planning Options

TfGM Announces Pedestrian Priority Plans as Councils Discuss Emergency Planning Options

TfGM has responded to the ongoing COVID-19 physical distancing conditions by making improvements to the waiting times at traffic lights. The changes are to assist with pedestrian priority and overall accessibility in the city region by reducing the chances of groups forming while waiting at […]

Streets Brought to Life by Daily Exercise During Lockdown

Streets Brought to Life by Daily Exercise During Lockdown

Our streets are seeing unprecedented life, as the drop in car traffic has led to a greater confidence among people to use active travel modes, including families teaching children to ride on the roads. The current conditions follow legislation issued by the government to curb […]

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 […]