Photos from GMCC’s April 2017 Big Ride

Thanks to everyone who joined us on Saturday 29th April 2017! We rode to campaign for Healthy Streets, Clean Air and More Cycleways from #GMMayor candidates, Greater Manchester Combined Authority and our ten Local Authorities.

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Close Pass enforcement in Greater Manchester

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 […]

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What’s in a video? (KV14NWB)

Sensationalism? Evidence? Or nothing to see here?

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Plans for cycling in Manchester city-centre

A second workshop where we’ll continue to crowd-source and brainstorm ideas to help develop a strategic plan for cycling in Manchester city centre. This will likely include: – Overview of the area: what’s already planned and what’s clearly needed – Identifying key barriers and suggesting potential solutions – Identifying key routes to/from the inner-ring-road – […]

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Open letter to Metrolink on cycling provision

We have always made every effort to ensure that new Metrolink routes would not be detrimental to cycling. Unfortunately our concerns were not addressed through the consultation processes, so we have written to TfGM’s Metrolink Director Peter Cushing. The text is below or there’s a pdf version here. Update: We received this response on July 29 and have […]

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Space for Cycling ride report May 2014

GMCC’s Secretary and freelance photographer reports back from Manchester’s 2nd Space for Cycling ride… Campaigning is often about writing and meetings and responses to consultations and blogging and phoning up people and emailing and back to meeting… but its essence is to have a vision of what the world could be like and finding ways of sharing […]

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Photoblog from Sept 2013 #space4cycling ride

Thanks to everyone who rode, pledged support for or assisted with last night’s #space4cycling ride. We hope you enjoyed it as much as we did!           We were considering having a minute’s silence before the ride set off, in memory of all the people who couldn’t be with us having paid […]

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#space4cycling petition – pledge your support

Are you frustrated at the lack of action to make cycling safer? Do you want safe space for cycling on busy roads and at major junctions? Safe and enjoyable travel by bike needs space for cycling so more people can cycle more often. We’re calling for: • dedicated space for cycling on busy main roads and […]

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Pedal On UK rides through Greater Manchester

A year to the day since she won gold for Britain in the velodrome, Paralympic cycling champion Dame Sarah Storey DBE launched a ride through Greater Manchester to keep the legacy of London 2012 alive. The ride was part of a 1,000 mile UK-wide cycle tour and series of community festivals called Pedal On UK, […]

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Cycling summary of TfGM’s latest consultations

A summary of the details and documents available for the TfGM Bus Priority consultations.

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