Trafford cycle forum Summer 2008

Trafford, in Greater Manchester

Richard Alderson has been busy representing GMCC on the Trafford cycle forum along with Ernie Buck. He has been successful in getting a greater voice for the GMCC and cyclists generally, when inputting into technical meetings and road infrastructure proposals.

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Trafford bus and cycle lanes

Trafford metropolitan borough have been less than helpful over the enforcement of bus lanes. Despite a long correspondence about cars obstructing the bus lanes on Upper Chorlton Road, the traffic officers claim this is a police matter yet are unwilling to pass on complaints to GM Police and cannot provide the correct contact details. We […]

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Useless Cycle Parking in Trafford

GMCC are highlighting the inadequate cycle parking provision that exists in Trafford, and pointing out the urgent need for proper guidelines to specify the type of cycle parking provision required for Long-Stay (Lockers) and Short-stay (Sheffield stands) at new developments. The 2002 Greater Manchester Cycle Parking Guidelines, which Trafford MBC would have helped produce, included […]

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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 and leave them your details so they […]

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Irlam Lock goes missing

Missing Irlam Lock on cycle GM map

This is Irlam Lock, a very convenient passage for walkers and cyclists who want to cross the Manchester Ship Canal between Salford and Trafford.  Unfortunately, like the Gorsey Bank Bridge, Irlam Lock hasn’t made it onto the council produced CycleGM maps. Why this is we don’t know, and the omissions don’t end here… (to be […]

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Repairs at last for the TPT in Sale

Years of campaigning by GMCC activist Paul Thomson have finally paid off now that Trafford Council have started vital maintenance work on the neglected Kickety Brook section of the Trans-Pennine Trail. The Sale and Urmston Messanger reported Paul’s successs.   Click here to read the full article.

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