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Tuesday 12 February

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.

Any questions, email hello@walkridegm.org.uk