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Greater Manchester'sActive Travel Mission

Refreshing Greater Manchester's
Active Travel Mission

In recent years, Greater Manchester has committed itself to building a world-class walking, wheeling and cycling network, a commitment that was restated at the launch of the new Greater Manchester Strategy in March 2022. The city-region’s vision and plan for Active Travel is impressive and the next phase is to ensure active travel is now completely embedded into a region-wide, London-style transport system.

Active Travel Commissioner, Dame Sarah Storey, has unveiled a refreshed active travel mission for Greater Manchester focusing on accessibility, behaviour change and clear communications.


Fundamental to our programme will be three foundations, the ABC at the heart of our programme:


Active travel in Greater Manchester must be inclusive, universally accessible and built to consistent standards that meet and exceed local and national standards. That means providing appropriate infrastructure, adaptations and indeed space on our streets.

Behaviour change

We’re building on Greater Manchester’s Right Mix target to help people walk, wheel and cycle more, and crucially, reduce the number of trips made by car and other non-sustainable modes.

Communications & engagement

To deliver on A and B, we will promote transparent and simplified communication lines for schemes at all stages of development and delivery.

Read the full document

Find out more about Greater Manchester's Refreshed Active Travel Mission by reading the plan in full

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