Making cities easier places to travel around by bike has many benefits: reduced traffic congestion, air pollution and greenhouse gases, as well as improved health and welfare. Whilst this is increasingly recognised within government, widespread social and environmental change to increase the number of cyclists has not been so readily forthcoming. Currently, cycling in the […]
TfGM commissioned JMP & Transport Initiatives “to undertake a study into the potential feasibility of introducing a public bicycle sharing scheme into the Greater Manchester area” TfGM_Cycle_Hire_Study.pdf (101pp, 3.3MB)
This summer helmet manufacturers will get a promotional boost when Sustrans marks the completion of the Connect2 programme with a series of high profile rides where it is mandatory to wear helmets. Some Sustrans supporters have refused to comply and lost the chance of a cycling holiday of a lifetime. In December 2007 we feverishly […]
A year after agreeing the principle Manchester Council is set to roll out 20mph limits. Cllr Bernard Priest, executive member for neighbourhood services, said: “We’ve committed to implementing a 20 mph speed limit on residential roads across the city and the first phase is due to start in the next few months when we set […]
A study by researchers from University College London has found that cycling is safer than driving for young males, with 17 to 20 year old drivers facing almost five times greater risk per hour than cyclists of the same age. Researchers used hospital admissions data over a two-year period and National Travel Survey data in […]
The government has announced £20million to fund improvements to cycling infrastructure across England. The news came on the same day that the government health advisory body, the National Institute for Clinical Health and Excellence (NICE), issued a report urging people to walk and cycle for short journeys. Click here to read the Department for Transport […]
Olly offers tips favoured by London Cycle Campaign: be seen clearly, wear suitable clothing, and consider pedestrians on shared routes. He also advises on overtaking motor vehicles and cycling near lorries and HGV’s.
Another week and another GMCC letter in the local press, ever if this one is a bit down-market, but then so is the paper it’s printed in. The reference to Alzheimer’s may come from here.
Robert Winston made his annual progress review of the Millennium Children of Our Time on BBC One on Sunday night. In the first programme he attempted to measure happiness. The most joyful child is revealed as Jamie, unphased by daily injections of insulin to counter diabetes, he delights in lots of exercise, particularly riding his […]