Tag: Greater Manchester

Chris Boardman outlines his vision as new GM transport commissioner: ‘a network that enables me to choose it over driving’ and signals a change in pace and structure to deliver it

Chris Boardman outlines his vision as new GM transport commissioner: ‘a network that enables me to choose it over driving’ and signals a change in pace and structure to deliver it

Chris Boardman has been appointed to an expanded role as Transport Commissioner for Greater Manchester. In his first detailed interview since taking on the role he answers eight key questions from Walk Ride supporters and shows he means business: His vision is for ‘a network 

Cleaner, Greener, Safer, Fairer: 10 ways for Greater Manchester’s new mayor to transform travel

Cleaner, Greener, Safer, Fairer: 10 ways for Greater Manchester’s new mayor to transform travel

We believe that walking, cycling and public transport have a key role to play in tackling the challenges of post-pandemic recovery and our environmental crisis, and that this is a top priority in Greater Manchester’s May elections. We’ve teamed up with a range of other 

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 in Oldham in order to assist with its #SafeStreetsSaveLives plans.

The aim is to ensure safe distancing for people walking and cycling, while preventing the build-up of motor vehicle traffic in the borough, which would lead to a reversal of the healthy streets benefits experienced during lockdown. In the context of only 10% capacity limits on public transport, a reliance on cars would lead to major congestion issues and even worse air and noise pollution than before lockdown.

Oldham joins five other Greater Manchester councils that have launched Commonplace maps in recent weeks. At the time of writing, Stockport’s consultation period has ended in order to collate data and press ahead with installing physical interventions identified as necessary across the borough. All the links are below:

Oldham: https://safestreetsoldham.commonplace.is/

Trafford: https://safestreetstrafford.commonplace.is/

Bolton: https://safestreetsbolton.commonplace.is/

Bury: https://safestreetsbury.commonplace.is/

Salford: https://salfordliveablestreets.commonplace.is/

Stockport: https://safestreetsstockport.commonplace.is/

The Oldham Council COVID-19 engagement map remains open for comments until 30 June 2020.

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