Get Tories Cycling…………with a full stomach

Tories eat well, as I discovered at a Bridgewater Hall lunchtime meeting – part of their Party Cconference Transport Hub. This fringe event  was chaired by Philip Pank, transport correspondent for The Times which launched Cities Fit for Cycling  campaign following a serious injury to their reporter Mary Bowers.  Last year deaths of all road […]

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Sustrans fails to Connect 2 real road safety

This summer helmet manufacturers will get a promotional boost when Sustrans marks the completion of the Connect2  programme with a series of high profile rides where it is mandatory to wear helmets. Some Sustrans supporters have refused to comply and lost the chance of a cycling holiday of a lifetime. In December 2007 we feverishly […]

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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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20mph limits coming soon to Manchester

A year after agreeing the principle Manchester Council is set to roll out 20mph limits. Cllr Bernard Priest, executive member for neighbourhood services, said: “We’ve committed to implementing a 20 mph speed limit on residential roads across the city and the first phase is due to start in the next few months when we set […]

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Imagine Cycling in GM 6pm Mon 13th May

Just imagine! It’s 2020 and many more people are cycling, safely, and cycling more often. But how did we manage to achieve that? Greater Manchester Cycling Campaign is 22 years old. We’ve decided to stop for some refreshment, by holding an Appreciative Inquiry* in May. Assisted by two experienced AI practitioners, we will use the […]

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Tameside cycling workshop 14th Feb from 4pm

This Cycling Workshop will look at how the new Local Plan can help improve cycling in Tameside. It is being held on Thursday 14th February 2013 from 4pm to 6.15pm in Committee Room 2, Level One, Tameside Council, Ashton-under-Lyne (access from Wellington Road using the revolving door entrance). The organisers’ state: To make local cycling trips […]

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APPCG’s “Get Britain Cycling” inquiry starts

“We couldn’t have wished for a more illuminating start to our Get Britain Cycling inquiry…” Ian Austin MP said when summing up the first session of the All Party Parliamentary Cycling Group’s Get Britain Cycling inquiry. The full text of the APPCG press release is below… Political leadership is needed to ‘Get Britain Cycling’ Leadership from the top […]

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MCC Release Interim Cycling Strategy

Manchester in Greater Manchester

To encourage more Manchester residents to cycle the Council has developed a cycle strategy that sets out their vision for cycling. Click here to download the Interim Strategy for Cycling in Manchester 2012-2013 (7.38 MB PDF)

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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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