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 

Review: Transport for New Homes – What Needs to Change?

Review: Transport for New Homes – What Needs to Change?

Words by Harrie Larrington-Spencer. “Our country desperately needs more homes. But how can we ensure that new housing is built around sustainable transport, not around car use?” Transport for New Homes, a two-year funded research project on sustainable transport and the location of new developments, 

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