We host monthly campaign meetings and periodic networking and speaker events.
Check our calendar page for details and to add events to our calendar contact us at email@example.com
For the foreseeable future, our General Meetings will be online. The next one is scheduled for 8.00pm, Tues 9 March 2021, and will feature four special guest speakers including Greater Manchester walking and cycling commissioner Chris Boardman, environmental campaigner Hannah Bland from Possible, the team behind the 2 Muslim Night Riders YouTube videos, and Bee Network advisor Brian Deegan.
Tuesday 10 March 2020
We engaged attendees in a workshop at Cross Street Chapel to jointly decide on what should be our 2020 priorities.
Tuesday 3 December 2019
It’s our Walk Ride Greater Manchester birthday on Tuesday 3 December – and you’re all invited. Please register for free here and join us at Friends’ Meeting House.
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 on over our first year (Deansgate, Great Ancoats Street, Hyde Road, bikes on trams and other projects) and what our plans are going forwards.
Come and network with other people interested in the cause and hear from guests:
- Chris Boardman – Greater Manchester’s Cycling & Walking Commissioner
- Dafydd Trystan – Chair of Cycle Training Wales and Chair of Governors at Ysgol Hamadryad, a Cardiff primary school,which has a school car exclusion zone, walking buses, travel planning and a range of other sustainability initiatives. Dafydd will talk about the opportunities but also the challenges of getting a whole school to embrace active travel – and he will tell us about the remarkable results achieved https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-wales-48253398.
- Prestwich Walk Ride local group
Donations to support the cause are gratefully received and we will have collection buckets on the evening
Arrive from 6pm.
You can view all of our upcoming events here.
Tuesday 3 September 2019
Join us for our quarterly meeting. Speakers include:
Chris Boardman – Greater Manchester’s walking and cycling commissioner on how the Bee Network is shaping up and whether we should worry that the money is running out (NB he will be appearing by video, answering pre-submitted questions, as a diary mix-up means he is actually on holiday in September).
Helen Pidd – How to put together a community-backed Bee Network bid. She set up Walk Ride Romiley earlier this year and the group then worked with Stockport council on an ambitious multi-million pound bid which includes a filtered neighbourhood, a safe cycle route to two local high schools and more. Plus trampolines!
Paul Morris from Civic Engineers, the creative engineering practice behind Glasgow Avenues, the beautiful £150m revamp of Glasgow city centre; and The Climate Innovation District, a brand new eco community in the heart of Leeds that puts people before cars. He will tell us what lessons we can learn from their projects.
Robbie George from Walk Ride Cheadle on how to set up a local Walk Ride group and how to pick your battles.
Aisha from Living Streets Leeds about their successful community campaigning.
Sign up here.
Tuesday 30 April 2019
Please join us for our spring meeting, featuring presentations from Steve Marsland, the Tameside head teacher who deployed Year 6 pupils as “junior PCSOs” to civilise the school run; and Rosslyn Colderley, North of England director of Sustrans.
We will also be telling you about exciting plans we are developing for a people’s “takeover” of Deansgate this summer and asking for your ideas and input.
Sign up here.
Tuesday 12 February 2019
Join us for the second ever meeting of Walk Ride Greater Manchester – the people’s campaign for nicer, safer, cleaner streets in our ten boroughs. Please sign up here:
The agenda is as follows:
–How to build an effective local campaign group in your neighbourhood, by Levenhulme’s Pauline Johnston, the driving force behind Station South cycle cafe and a key figure in Levenshulme’s vibrant campaigning community
–How to get the road closed outside your local school during pick-up and drop-off, by Alice Swift, Sustrans project coordinator of School Streets
–How to work with your local council, by Catriona Swanson, lead walking and cycling officer for Salford Council, which is blazing a trail on Beelines and beyond
Chris Boardman will also be back to answer our questions and give an update on the network formerly known as Beelines. What lessons have been learnt from the Chorlton consultation?
Then we will break into groups to formulate action plans for our four goals for 2019:
1. Pedestrianising Deansgate and other key urban streets
2. Making the school run safer for children to walk, cycle and scoot to class
3. A citizens’ clampdown on pavement parking
4. A trial of bikes on trams.
Bruntswood have very kindly given us City Labs 1.0 for the evening. If you are cycling, it is right on the Oxford Road cycleway. If you’re on public transport, it’s on the busiest bus route in Europe.
Arrive from 6pm for a 6.30pm start. Look forward to seeing you there.
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