Tag Archives: Manchester

New zone map of upcoming GM cycle hire scheme revealed

A new zone map of the upcoming Greater Manchester cycle hire scheme has been revealed. The 24/7 Bee Network Cycle Hire Scheme, phase one of what will eventually be a region-wide offering, will be operated by micromobility company Beryl and will consist of an initial fleet of 1,200 pedal bikes …

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TfGM partners with Vivacity Labs for cycling and walking development in Manchester

Transport for Greater Manchester (TfGM) is to advance its cycling and walking infrastructure programme through the rollout of new technology by Vivacity Labs. The transport technology scaleup has been awarded a new contract by TfGM in its latest investment into the city’s cycling and walking infrastructure. The partnership will see …

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Bike boost for Greater Manchester Police’s Transport Unit and local charities

The police and five not-for-profit organisations dedicated to supporting local communities across Greater Manchester have been given a bike boost, thanks to Transport for Greater Manchester (TfGM) and GreaterSport. Greater Manchester Police’s Transport Unit, Sale Sharks Community Trust, One Manchester Housing Association, Wigan Borough Armed Forces Community HQ, Barnardo’s BeU …

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New crossings proposed to make walking and cycling easier in Oldham and Trafford

Residents in Oldham and Trafford are being asked for their views on several proposed new crossings which are being created to enable more people to travel on foot or by bike for local trips. In partnership with Oldham Council and Trafford Council, the proposed crossings, which are now under consultation, …

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TfGM launches £800,000 business support package to help boost sustainable travel

Transport for Greater Manchester (TfGM) has launched a new £800,000 funding package and interactive web portal to help businesses and employers embed sustainable travel behaviours, head off a car-led recovery and build back better from the pandemic. While the numbers of trips on public transport dropped significantly during lockdown – …

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London could be at a ‘tipping point for cycling’, according to new analysis

Campaigners behind City Ratings, a new data analysis tool ranking world cities for cyclability, have suggested London could be on the precipice of ‘exponential growth’ in cycling – although the UK is still ‘lagging behind’ other countries in the development of cycle-friendly cities. City Ratings is a ranking of cities’ …

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New bike library scheme launches in Greater Manchester

A new scheme that allows people to borrow a bike for free has been launched in Greater Manchester, offering communities the chance to kick-start their own sustainable bike library. Organisations based or working in the city region can bid to Transport for Greater Manchester (TfGM) for a grant of up …

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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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