Walking

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 […]

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 […]

Welcome to Walk Ride Denton

Welcome to Walk Ride Denton

Words by Liz Hannaford Photos by Bryony Evens Our latest local WalkRide group had a lively launch at Denton Carnival in Tameside’s Victoria Park on 8 September. The group’s main focus is making the school run to the 13 schools in their area more civilised. […]

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 […]

Help the Greater Manchester Walking Voice to Grow Louder

Help the Greater Manchester Walking Voice to Grow Louder

Greater Manchester Walking Voice is inviting walkers in the region to join them at a Bee Network Engagement event on Wednesday 11 September. GM’s Walking and Cycling Commissioner, Chris Boardman, will be in attendance, along with fellow walkers, walking agencies, community organisations, population health and […]

Walk Ride GM’S End-of-Year ‘Bee Network Report Card’

Walk Ride GM’S End-of-Year ‘Bee Network Report Card’

Words by Claire Stocks It’s a year since the Bee Network bank opened for business, so here at Walk Ride GM we thought it was time we looked at which boroughs are leading the way, and which must try harder. While money isn’t everything, it’s […]

Will We Ever See the Chorlton Cycleway?

Will We Ever See the Chorlton Cycleway?

UPDATE (07/08/19): Councillors are due to convene during August and September to discuss the revised plans. In the meantime, keep writing to your local councillors to outline the importance of this scheme for active travel and healthy living in the area.   In the week […]