Write to councillors about tram bicycle ban

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Write to the GMITA councillors to press them to raise issue of ban of bicycles on Metrolink trams

You may have heard or seen in Manchester Evening News  (MEN) , that at the last minute, officials scraped together a vote to maintain ban of bikes on trams – (see MEN article  GMPTE’s dirty tricks over bike ban on trams).

In November the Capital Projects Commitee of the Greater Manchester Integrated Transport Authority (GMPTA) voted narrowly in favour of a Greater Manchester Passenger Transport Executive (GMPTE) report, proposing to maintain the current ban on bicycles on Metrolink tram.

This was based on a consultants’ report, which was only made public following a Freedom of Information request.

Additionally, in 2002, the then GMPTA voted overwhelmingly in favour of the principle of off-peak carriage of bikes on Metrolink (see here for a history of the issue: /?p=137/).

On Friday 12th February, the full GMITA will meet. We are asking everyone to e-mail all the GMITA councillors to express your concerns about the way this decision has been taken without consultation and on the basis of a flawed report, and to encourage the councillors to overturn the previous decision and fully consult on and consider the issue.

Below, please find links to a template letter you can personalise, and a list of all the GMITA councillors’ e-mail addresses. You may also wish to send a copy of your e-mail letter to your own local councillors and even MP, whose details you can find via www.theyworkforyou.com.

Thanks for your help!



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