Write to councillors about tram bicycle ban
Write to the GMITA councillors to press them to raise issue of ban of bicycles on Metrolink trams
You may have heard or seen in Manchester Evening News (MEN) , that at the last minute, officials scraped together a vote to maintain ban of bikes on trams – (see MEN article GMPTE’s dirty tricks over bike ban on trams).
In November the Capital Projects Commitee of the Greater Manchester Integrated Transport Authority (GMPTA) voted narrowly in favour of a Greater Manchester Passenger Transport Executive (GMPTE) report, proposing to maintain the current ban on bicycles on Metrolink tram.
This was based on a consultants’ report, which was only made public following a Freedom of Information request.
Additionally, in 2002, the then GMPTA voted overwhelmingly in favour of the principle of off-peak carriage of bikes on Metrolink (see here for a history of the issue: /?p=137/).
On Friday 12th February, the full GMITA will meet. We are asking everyone to e-mail all the GMITA councillors to express your concerns about the way this decision has been taken without consultation and on the basis of a flawed report, and to encourage the councillors to overturn the previous decision and fully consult on and consider the issue.
Below, please find links to a template letter you can personalise, and a list of all the GMITA councillors’ e-mail addresses. You may also wish to send a copy of your e-mail letter to your own local councillors and even MP, whose details you can find via www.theyworkforyou.com.
Thanks for your help!