Don’t lose you chance to have to have your say – Local Consultations Matter

Currently the majority of trips within Greater Manchester are made by private vehicles, yet people do cycle and want to cycle; but all too often when planning networks and new developments cyclists’ needs are not fully considered. It is important as people who want to see more people cycling we raise the voice for cycling […]

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Cyclenation Conference November 2018

In November I joined over 50 cycle campaigners from across the country for Cyclenation’s annual campaigner conference held in Birmingham. Cyclenation is the federation of local cycle campaign groups from across the UK. People travelled from Exeter, Bristol, London, and even Scotland to discuss campaigning strategies and other developments in the cycling world. We kicked […]

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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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Photos from GMCC’s April 2017 Big Ride

Thanks to everyone who joined us on Saturday 29th April 2017! We rode to campaign for Healthy Streets, Clean Air and More Cycleways from #GMMayor candidates, Greater Manchester Combined Authority and our ten Local Authorities.

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Close Pass enforcement in Greater Manchester

Close passes have repeatedly been cited as uncomfortable and all-too familiar encounters that dissuade or prevent people from cycling on our roads. So we’ve raised them with GMP Traffic officers since 2014 and more recently encouraged officers to attend two presentations by West Midlands Police. A new dawn in policing of cyclists' safety? See proceedings […]

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Open letter to Metrolink on cycling provision

We have always made every effort to ensure that new Metrolink routes would not be detrimental to cycling. Unfortunately our concerns were not addressed through the consultation processes, so we have written to TfGM’s Metrolink Director Peter Cushing. The text is below or there’s a pdf version here. Update: We received this response on July 29 and have […]

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Space for Cycling ride report May 2014

GMCC’s Secretary and freelance photographer reports back from Manchester’s 2nd Space for Cycling ride… Campaigning is often about writing and meetings and responses to consultations and blogging and phoning up people and emailing and back to meeting… but its essence is to have a vision of what the world could be like and finding ways of sharing […]

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Photoblog from Sept 2013 #space4cycling ride

Thanks to everyone who rode, pledged support for or assisted with last night’s #space4cycling ride. We hope you enjoyed it as much as we did!           We were considering having a minute’s silence before the ride set off, in memory of all the people who couldn’t be with us having paid […]

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#space4cycling petition – pledge your support

Are you frustrated at the lack of action to make cycling safer? Do you want safe space for cycling on busy roads and at major junctions? Safe and enjoyable travel by bike needs space for cycling so more people can cycle more often. We’re calling for: • dedicated space for cycling on busy main roads and […]

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