Public transport update: Bikes on Trams

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Steve Bowater

Steve Bowater has been contacting new Metrolink Director Philip Purdy, telling him about the past history of Metrolink consultations which in 2002 showed convincing public support for cycle carriage on the Metrolink and resulted in a policy change to accept cycle carriage in principle on new Metrolink lines at off-peak times. And Steve has brought to Mr Purdy’s attention no less than thirty-two light-rail systems in Eurpoe and North America that carry bikes. We await Mr Purdy’s response…

GMCC is also planning with Manchester Friends of the Earth on futher stunts to demonstrate the folly of the current rules, which do not ban large items – as big as fridges even – but do ban bicycles.

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