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People urged to consider active travel options in Greater Manchester as transport gets busier

People in Greater Manchester are being urged to cycle or walk to school, college or work if possible, as public transport use gradually increases as people start to return to education and employment. Car journeys and active travel modes in Greater Manchester have almost returned to pre-pandemic levels, meaning a …

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TfGM awarded £1 million to get thousands more people cycling and walking

Transport for Greater Manchester (TfGM) has been awarded a grant of £1 million from The London Marathon Charitable Trust to help get more people walking and cycling. TfGM will put the money towards supporting around 10,000 people in up to 60 communities across Greater Manchester to get active and travel …

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£3.1 million schemes to enable more active travel in Greater Manchester

The Greater Manchester Combined Authority (GMCA) has allocated the first phase of its emergency active travel grant set to prioritise the implementation of protected routes. Schemes across GM districts will provide safe travel options for people without cars and to keep public transport free for those that need it most …

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Manchester opens “UK’s first” CYCLOPS junction

The “UK‘s first “CYCLOPS (Cycle Optimised Protected Signals) junction has been launched in Hulme, South Manchester. The CYCLOPS junction has been designed to fully segregate cyclists from general traffic, improving safety for all road users. Pedestrians are also able to get where they want to be in fewer stages with …

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Plans for Greater Manchester bike hire scheme move forward

The development of a Greater Manchester Bike Hire scheme has this week reached a major milestone as TfGM launches the search for a service provider. The £10 million scheme, which is being part-funded by the Mayor’s Challenge Fund, is planned to launch in spring 2021. As part of the first …

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PJA opens Manchester office, appoints Chris Sibthorpe as director

PJA has opened a new Manchester city centre office to meet client demand, appointing transport planning expert Chris Sibthorpe as director. The new North West office responds to a surge in enquiries for advice on adapting streets to facilitate more cycling and walking, which has boomed during COVID-19. The Government …

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New £10 million bike hire scheme arriving in Manchester

A new bike hire scheme will arrive in Manchester in 2021. The initial phase of the project – which claims lessons have been learned from the unsuccessful Mobike rollout – will provide around 1,500 bikes to the Greater Manchester area in the spring. The Greater Manchester Combined Authority is said …

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Greater Manchester pledges £5 million for ‘bold’ active travel plans

Greater Manchester’s council leaders have committed to creating enhanced space for pedestrians and people on bikes across the city-region, to enable people to keep their distance for safe essential journeys and exercise during the COVID-19 lockdown and through recovery. Brought together under the Safe Streets Save Lives campaign, local authorities …

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