Why Prioritise Active Travel? The Health Reasons

Why Prioritise Active Travel? The Health Reasons

Words by Dr Patrick Carrington, Lead Cancer Clinician for Trafford overseeing provision of all cancer services in Trafford hospital First, a bit of context – I have been a doctor treating people with various diseases for around 40 years, and for over 30 years I 

Consultation Opens for Beswick Filtered Neighbourhood Project

Consultation Opens for Beswick Filtered Neighbourhood Project

Proposals for the latest Bee Network scheme have been published for consultation, with Beswick residents encouraged to get involved with shaping their neighbourhood for people using active travel modes such as walking, cycling or other mobility aids. Where is it? The project area, labelled ‘Safer 

Tameside’s Quiet Streets Initiative Helps Residents Reclaim Space During COVID-19

Tameside’s Quiet Streets Initiative Helps Residents Reclaim Space During COVID-19

Residents of Tameside are being encouraged by the council to apply for Quiet Streets in their neighbourhood. Tameside Council recently launched its Quiet Streets initiative to give residents the opportunity to enforce regular, temporary road closures to create more outside space for people living on 

Walking and Cycling News Roundup: 21 June 2020

Walking and Cycling News Roundup: 21 June 2020

Welcome to our June newsletter which will focus on walking and cycling news both good and bad – including controversy still rumbling on within Manchester, where there is protest ride next Saturday (27th June). It seems like there has never been so much activity in the ‘active 

Over 400 Chorlton residents request COVID-19 distancing measures

Over 400 Chorlton residents request COVID-19 distancing measures

Image by Lucy Sykes. Walk Ride Chorlton has written to councillors on behalf of over 400 respondents to their ongoing #safestreetssavelives questionnaire with the aim to help people stay safe during the pandemic. The letter highlights the context of the recent statutory guidance, in which 

Oldham becomes the sixth GM council to launch commonplace engagement map

Oldham becomes the sixth GM council to launch commonplace engagement map

Oldham Council has opened an engagement map to find out from participants where they need to install emergency COVID-19 safety measures in the borough. The map, which is hosted for free by the public engagement company Commonplace, requests comments from people who live or work 

Letter on walking & cycling in Manchester during Covid19 sent to city council leader Sir Richard Leese

Letter on walking & cycling in Manchester during Covid19 sent to city council leader Sir Richard Leese

We’re publishing this letter sent to Manchester City Council leader Sir Richard Leese as it outlines our position on why it’s important to take positive, rapid action to support walking and cycling as part of the post-lockdown recovery of our city and Greater Manchester regional 

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