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Stories written by Alex

Forward thinking in Wigan for active travel

Wigan Council plans to enable active travel and to lower speed limits in the town of Leigh.

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Lancashire takes an innovative approach to speed limit enforcement

Child's 20mph sign

To tackle the problem of speeding, Lancashire County Council has taken the unusual step of involving school children in the re-education of law-breaking motorists.

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How Poynton tamed its traffic with ‘shared space’

Fountain Place post-redesign

A discussion of a ‘shared space’ street design in Poynton, Cheshire. Authorised aggression at traffic lights and how Poynton tamed its traffic.

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Trafford shows where there’s a will there’s a Way

Trafford, in Greater Manchester

When it comes to creating routes for leisure cycling, ‘where there’s a will, there’s a way’ – as shown by the project to resurface the Bridgewater Canal towpath between Altrincham and Trafford Park.

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Ferraris and fear: A Dutch view of Manchester

Angelique Meyer on her bike in Manchester

We ask Angelique Meyer, a representative of The Netherlands government, what she thinks of cycling in Manchester.

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Traffic and special clothing – an Italian view of Manchester

In the second of GMCC’s series of interviews offering an outside eye on Manchester’s cycling culture, we hear from adopted Mancunian Lorenza Casini, an Architect and campaigner who mixes with Manchester’s motors on a daily basis. Ask where in Italy she is from and Lorenza will tell you she has lived in so many towns, […]

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Free cycle parking when you buy coffee

PopUp Bikes cafe, run by a GMCC member, is Manchester’s staffed, indoor cycle parking facility

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Bridging the Woolfold Gap

New bridge and traffic-free cycle path to open in Bury, re-linking Bury and Tottington

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Manchester, first city to get a Brompton Dock hire facilty

Norman Baker cycling in Manchester

GMCC campaigner Vincent Walsh reports on the city’s most compact hire scheme

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D locks and potholes: a Danish view of Manchester

Anne Berg cycling in Manchester

Visiting postgraduate Anne Berg shares her first impressions of cycling in England’s second city.

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