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Greater Manchester businesses awarded TfGM accreditation for contributions to sustainable travel

Businesses across Greater Manchester have been awarded a Transport for Greater Manchester (TfGM) accreditation for their work in supporting on foot and by bike travel or using electric vehicles within their organisations. The businesses have achieved this recognition by evidencing their commitment to active travel, whether that be through fleet …

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Greater Manchester to deliver cycling and walking routes using Government’s Active Travel Fund

A further 24 miles of permanent walking and cycling routes will be delivered across Greater Manchester using £15.97 million from the Government’s Active Travel fund, formerly the Emergency Active Travel Fund, Transport for Greater Manchester announced today. The funding will see 25 schemes delivered across all ten councils to provide …

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Greater Manchester walking and cycling schemes secure £5.6 million in funding

Greater Manchester’s Bee Network plan to deliver the UK’s ‘first’ joined-up cycling and walking network has had £5.6 million worth of new cycling and walking routes confirmed for the next stages of delivery. The Greater Manchester Combined Authority (GMCA) has approved £5.6 million of the Mayor’s Challenge Fund to progress …

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Views sought on proposals for Greater Manchester’s Clean Air Zone

Greater Manchester’s mayor and local authority leaders are urging businesses and residents to give their views on proposals for the ‘biggest’ Clean Air Zone outside London and to help in pressing for Government support funding. People are being asked for feedback on key elements of the Category C* charging Clean …

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Greater Manchester to roll out AI-controlled road junctions to optimise traffic networks

Vivacity Labs and Transport for Greater Manchester (TfGM) have announced the roll-out of AI-controlled ‘smart’ traffic junctions to accommodate the increase of active travel modes, such as cycling and walking, in the city during the COVID-19 pandemic. Using sensors with inbuilt artificial intelligence, Vivacity enables TfGM to anonymously identify different …

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Latest cycling and walking schemes in Greater Manchester secure £11.8 million funding

Greater Manchester’s Bee Network plan to deliver the “UK’s first” joined-up cycling and walking network is set to be boosted by almost £12 million worth of new cycling and walking routes. On 30th October, the Greater Manchester Combined Authority (GMCA) approved £11.8 million of the Mayor’s Challenge Fund to progress …

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Four operators shortlisted for Greater Manchester’s bike hire scheme

Greater Manchester’s bike hire scheme has moved one step closer with four operators shortlisted, Transport for Greater Manchester (TfGM) has announced. In partnership with Manchester City Council, Salford City Council and Trafford Council, the scheme is set to launch in spring 2021 with an initial 1,500 strong fleet, including e-bikes. …

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Stockport Council seeking views on new walking and cycling schemes along A34 corridor

Stockport Council is asking residents for their views on improvements proposed along the A34 corridor as part of a Government-backed scheme. In 2018, the Government designated the A34 as part of a Major Road Network (MRN) of routes, which it is seeking to improve. In February 2020, the Government awarded …

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55 miles of walking and cycling routes to be created in Greater Manchester by December 2021

55 miles of new routes and 140 new crossings for people on foot and bikes are to be created across Greater Manchester by December 2021, Mayor Andy Burnham and Commissioner Chris Boardman announced today. Funded by the Mayor’s Challenge Fund, all of Greater Manchester’s ten districts will begin to benefit …

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