Tag Archives: Manchester

Beryl to deliver Greater Manchester’s cycle hire scheme

Beryl has been selected by Transport for Greater Manchester (TfGM) as its delivery partner to design, deliver and operate Greater Manchester’s cycle hire scheme. The scheme is part of wider plans from the Mayor of Greater Manchester Andy Burnham to develop Greater Manchester’s Bee Network. Phase one of the scheme …

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Thousands ‘go car-free’ to mark Clean Air Day 2021

Thousands of Greater Manchester residents are today leaving their cars at home to mark national Clean Air Day, opting to ‘go car-free’ and walk, scoot, cycle or wheel to work, school or the shops. More than 50 GM schools are today trialling temporary ‘school streets’ where roads are closed to …

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Greater Manchester secures £500,000 to deliver 50 School Streets

Greater Manchester has secured £500,000 to deliver 50 School Streets to help transform the school run, enable healthier lifestyles and tackle air pollution, Transport for Greater Manchester (TfGM) has announced. A School Street is a road outside a school with restrictions on motor traffic at school drop off and pick …

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Chris Boardman appointed Greater Manchester’s first transport commissioner

Mayor of Greater Manchester Andy Burnham has appointed former cycling and walking commissioner Chris Boardman in an expanded role as Greater Manchester’s first transport commissioner. Boardman has been tasked with helping to accelerate the delivery of the Bee Network – a fully integrated transport system, including the roll-out of the …

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Phil Foden rides Knaap courtesy of Manchester Bike Hire

Manchester City and England midfielder Phil Foden has become the latest to join the Knaap Club, courtesy of local bike store Manchester Bike Hire. “We are huge local football fans and to be able to help deliver the Knaap Bike to Phil Foden is a real honour,” said Manchester Bike …

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TfGM celebrates decade of investment in region’s transport network

Transport for Greater Manchester (TfGM) is celebrating a significant landmark following a decade of ‘unprecedented’ investment in and development of the region’s transport network. The start of April marks exactly ten years since the current organisation was born, after a reform of local Government in Greater Manchester granted the Greater …

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47% of respondents to Greater Manchester survey open to walking and cycling more post-pandemic

A Greater Manchester COVID-19 recovery survey has found almost half (47%) of respondents want to keep on walking and cycling more often once the pandemic is over after positive experiences on bike and foot during lockdown. Transport for Greater Manchester’s (TfGM) network intelligence data has also shown that cycle trips …

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Residents asked to feedback on plans for low traffic neighbourhood in Trafford

Residents in the Walton Road area, Trafford, are being asked how they’d like to improve the streets where they live as part of plans to create a series of new low-traffic neighbourhoods across Greater Manchester. Low-traffic neighbourhoods, known locally as Active Neighbourhoods, focus on prioritising the movement, health and safety …

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Views sought on low traffic neighbourhood plans in Cheadle Heath and Cheadle

Residents in Cheadle Heath and Cheadle, Stockport, are being asked how they’d like to improve the streets where they live as part of plans to create a series of new low-traffic neighbourhoods across Greater Manchester. Low-traffic neighbourhoods, known locally as Active Neighbourhoods, focus on prioritising the movement, health and safety …

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£1.3 million released for new cycling and walking routes in Bury

Greater Manchester’s Bee Network plan to deliver the ‘UK’s first’ joined-up cycling and walking network is set to see a boost in Bury, with £1.3 million of funding released for new cycling and walking routes. Today, 29th January, Greater Manchester Combined Authority (GMCA) approved £1.3 million of the Mayor’s Challenge …

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