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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Stretford Cycleway information and action

Proposal for upgraded cycleways on Talbot Road & Stretford Road – comment by July 15

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Take action now: Save Oxford Road cycleways!

Any new cycling infrastructure must be of the highest possible quality to ensure people of all ages and abilities are able to cycle in safety. The Oxford Road corridor is Manchester’s busiest cycling route so it deserves a flagship scheme with dedicated cycleways that minimise conflict with pedestrians and motorised traffic. Manchester Cycle Forum was […]

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Oxford Road cycleways – re-design information

Proposals to change – and water down – the designs for Oxford Road’s cycleways were presented to Manchester City Council’s Cycle Forum on Tuesday 28th June 2016. Instead of providing protected cycleways throughout, TfGM and MCC are now considering designs that would make the cycling route less safe and attractive at three locations: near the Palace […]

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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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Rusholme consultation responses

On Friday 27th February 2015, Manchester City Council announced their public consultation for the Rusholme section of the Wilmslow Road Cycleway, commonly known as “The Curry Mile”.   GMCC made an initial response, encouraged people to support the scheme, and provided a simple template-based response system – thanks to all of you who used it to […]

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Artur Piotr Ruszel ghost bike and vigil report

On Friday 13th February 2015 a group of around 50 people assembled to hold a vigil in memory of Artur Piotr Ruszel, who was killed whilst cycling on 13th January. The vigil was held close to the spot on Upper Brook Street where Mr. Ruszel was involved in a collision with a car. He died […]

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November 2014 Manchester Remembrance Ride

The inaugural Manchester Remembrance Ride for Traffic Victims was held on Saturday 15 November 2014 to coincide with the UN-sponsored World Day of Remembrance for Traffic Victims, which falls on the third Sunday of November every year, as well as other events around the UK aimed at raising awareness of road safety, most notably London’s […]

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Report from GMCC’s Manchester SkyRide stall

Report from the GMCC stall at Manchester’s 2014 SkyRide by AlessT, GMCC member and transport planner. Back in June during one of the monthly GMCC meetings I volunteered to be part of the team that would represent GMCC at the annual Skyride event in Manchester.  So early in the morning of Sunday 3rd of August […]

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