Aims & Objectives
The strategy’s overall aim is to:
Increase cycle use in Greater Manchester by ensuring that cycling is promoted as a cheap, healthy, sustainable transport choice within local authority strategies, schemes and programmes: and;
Increase cycle use in Greater Manchester for all types of trips including, commuting, local and leisure.
The Objectives for this cycling strategy are:
To develop and ensure the maintenance of a safe, convenient, efficient and accessible cycle network utilising on and off road facilities that will help to encourage greater and more widespread cycle use.
To reduce the actual and perceived dangers faced by cyclists.
To ensure that cycling is promoted as a transport mode that can have a positive effect on a shift away from the private car particularly for short trips
To ensure transport and land-use developments enhance facilities for cyclists and within the Council’s hierarchy of road users policy address possible conflict between cyclists, other vulnerable road users and motorised vehicles.