VÉLOCITY 2025 gives green light for cycling

This month’s funding success offers Greater Manchester the green light for cycling… The journey to Vélocity 2025 began earlier this year when the DfT announced the Cycle City Ambition Grant (CCAG) scheme on the 30th of January, with three cities set to share £30m. In mid-February guidance was issued highlighting the level of ambition required […]

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A member’s thoughts on cycle funding

GMCC member Nina McArthur shares her thoughts on tomorrow’s expected announcement about funding for cycling… So rumour has it that David Cameron is set to make a big announcement tomorrow on a brand new package of funding for cycling in the chosen areas of England. Well, it is fairly certain that the announcement will be […]

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DfT publish Cycle City Ambition Grant details

In January we reported on the DfT’s announcement that £30m of funding will be available for cycling in 3 English cities. Since then 20 more cities have been allowed to bid in addition to the original 8, so Manchester’s chances of securing this important funding have dropped from a healthy 3 in 8 to a […]

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£10million for cycling in Manchester ?

There’s no guarantee we’ll get an extra penny at this stage, but this morning Transport Minister Norman Baker said: “up to 3 cities will benefit from a fund of up to £30 million to make cycling easier and safer for people in urban areas”, and Manchester is one of the eligible cities. The full press […]

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£20m cycling boost as NICE calls for healthier Britain

The government has announced £20million to fund improvements to cycling infrastructure across England. The news came on the same day that the government health advisory body, the National Institute for Clinical Health and Excellence (NICE), issued a report urging people to walk and cycle for short journeys. Click here to read the Department for Transport […]

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“Love Cycling, Go Dutch” conference held in Manchester

  The last of four “Love Cycling, Go Dutch” conferences was held in Manchester on Monday 19th and Tuesday 20th November 2012. On Monday GMCC campaigners joined local highways engineers and transport consultants at a workshop day held at TfGM’s offices, with visits to two local highways, the A56/A57 roundabout near Deansgate, and a section […]

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Cycling contributes 3bn to UK economy says LSE

British Cycling Economy illustration

A major new report from the London School of Economics shows that cycling in the UK is growing and that this trend will continue to benefit the UK economy. The report published in August 2011 was commissioned by Sky and British Cycling.

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Manchester Cycling Survey open until 15 July

Transport for Greater Manchester is seeking your help with a cycling survey. The survey is part of a bid for funding to improve cycling and walking facilities across Greater Manchester.

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Going up a gear: regional urban cycling 2011

Conference poster: Urban Cycling beyond London, 2011

Is there hope for cycling outside London? Vincent Walsh reports on the ‘Going Up a Gear’: Urban Cycling Beyond London’ Conference, March 2011

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Sustrans Connect2 – your vote needed !

This UK-wide project aims to improve local travel for everyday journeys in 79 communities and is competing for a grant of £50 million in the Big Lottery Fund’s Living Landmarks: The People’s Millions competition. The winner will be decided by a TV vote in December 2007. Visit www.sustransconnect2.org.uk and leave them your details so they […]

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