Close passes have repeatedly been cited as uncomfortable and all-too familiar encounters that dissuade or prevent people from cycling on our roads. So we’ve raised them with GMP Traffic officers since 2014 and more recently encouraged officers to attend two presentations by West Midlands Police. A new dawn in policing of cyclists' safety? See proceedings […]
GMCC member Richard Alderson wrote a letter about pavement parking to the Manchester Evening News. It was featured as their main letter on 29/1/2013. The text sent to the MEN was: Endangered Pedestrian of Manchester blames cyclists for the risks of walking on our pavements (Viewpoint Tuesday Jan 22). Endangered Pedestrian even quotes an old Highways […]
The Manchester Evening News and Channel M both gave a lot of space to GMCC’s latest Commuter Challange between a cyclist, a train passenger, a bus rider and a motorist commuting from Heaton Chapel to Manchester Town Hall in the morning rush hour last Tuesday. The results were First: bicycle 20 minutes Second: train 35 […]
Manchester Evening News 27/9/2007
A couple of weeks back, the M.E.N. carried the large and rather inaccurate front page headline: Congestion charging You say NO. Inaccurate because on the same page was the sideline: But 59 per cent back move – if it brings cash for Metrolink. Since bringing cash for Metrolink is exactly what’s on offer, that sounds […]
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.
…well actually in the M.E.N.’s Postbag section again. This letter appeared in the Manchester Evening News last Thursday. It was sent in by an “Active Member of the Greater Manchester Cycling Campaign” and shows why road pricing and cycle commuting go well together. It’s one of a series about road pricing that the M.E.N. has […]
It’s quicker by bike – and that’s official. A series of rush-hour races between city centre cyclist and motorists this week saw pedal pushers first across the finishing line every time