Why now is the time to make our voices heard

Beelines feedback meeting in Chorlton library hosted by GMCC

Report from the September 2018 Manchester Cycle Forum – news and views from a newbie cycling campaigner…

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Report from Bury’s network planning workshop

Our Prestwich-based press officer reports on the first network planning session/s for GMCA’s Made To Move programme. Originally posted on his Banging On About Bikes blog. On when Boardman’s team met Bury Council Background In early February I received an intriguing e-mail from the officer responsible for cycling at Bury Council. Headed “GM Walking and cycling network […]

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Made to Move – the vision, goal and 15 steps

This time last year we were finalising our 10-point-plan for the incoming GM Mayor, which Andy Burnham gave his commitment to before being elected in May. Since then he has emphatically delivered one of the most crucial elements of the plan by appointing Chris Boardman as the first GM Cycling and Walking Commissioner. Chris has […]

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Made to Move – Chris Boardman’s plan for GM

On 15 December 2017, Greater Manchester’s walking and cycling commissioner, Chris Boardman published his much anticipated report. Here’s the official press release from GMCA and the report itself can be downloaded as a PDF. If you don’t want to download the report, you can view it below. 

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Stretford Cycleway information and action

Proposal for upgraded cycleways on Talbot Road & Stretford Road – comment by July 15

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Oxford Road cycleways – re-design information

Proposals to change – and water down – the designs for Oxford Road’s cycleways were presented to Manchester City Council’s Cycle Forum on Tuesday 28th June 2016. Instead of providing protected cycleways throughout, TfGM and MCC are now considering designs that would make the cycling route less safe and attractive at three locations: near the Palace […]

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Dates for GMCC’s 2016 social rides

GMCC’s social rides are on the penultimate Thursday of each month during summertime. Cycle on quiet routes from Manchester city centre

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Plans for cycling in Manchester city-centre

A second workshop where we’ll continue to crowd-source and brainstorm ideas to help develop a strategic plan for cycling in Manchester city centre. This will likely include: – Overview of the area: what’s already planned and what’s clearly needed – Identifying key barriers and suggesting potential solutions – Identifying key routes to/from the inner-ring-road – […]

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Rusholme consultation responses

On Friday 27th February 2015, Manchester City Council announced their public consultation for the Rusholme section of the Wilmslow Road Cycleway, commonly known as “The Curry Mile”. GMCC made an initial response, encouraged people to support the scheme, and provided a simple template-based response system – thanks to all of you who used it to support […]

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A future cycle map for Greater Manchester

Proposal to create a schematic, strategic cycle route map for Greater Manchester. I’ve been a GMCC member for quite a short time (since October 2013), however at monthly meetings there was something which kept cropping up in different discussions; here, there and everywhere. A strategic map of cycle routes across Greater Manchester. At June’s GMCC […]

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