Latest activetravel news
Cycle and Stride for Active Lives scheme thriving as latest wave of groups join up
A Transport for Greater Manchester-backed initiative that helps community groups become more active through walking and cycling is going from strength-to-strength.
Dame Sarah Storey visits ‘School Street’ in Manchester
Manley Park Primary School in Whalley Range is one of seven primaries to adopt a ‘School Street’ in Manchester
Cycle storage facilities along Metrolink's Bury line to get £1.2m upgrade
More than £1m is being spent on new and improved cycle storage at stops across Metrolink’s Bury line.
Dame Sarah Storey opens new ‘cycle stores’ at Tameside primary schools
New ‘cycle stores’ to enable more children to ride their bikes to school and store them safely have been officially opened
Cycle hire introduces new, cheaper way to pay with ‘minute bundles’
Users can now save money by paying for their journeys before they hop into the saddle.
Making the streets safer for school children in Bury
Making the streets safer for school children in Bury 17 January 2023 at 13:57 Bury’s first ‘School Street’ has opened to help keep pupils safe and encourage them to walk or cycle to school.
People across Greater Manchester encouraged to get active and take part in ‘10 for 10’ campaign
Residents across the city-region are being encouraged to get active this January and commit to doing 10 minutes of walking, cycling or wheeling a day for 10 weeks.
GM to receive £3.4m of government active travel funding
The funding is for one year and is to support our infrastructure programme by helping everyone in GM walk, wheel and cycle more.
TfGM wins national award for safe urban driving course
TfGM has received a national award for its work with Nationwide Cycling Academy (NCA) to deliver safe urban driving courses in the region.
New bike libraries boosting access to cycles in local communities
A new scheme that provides bikes to local communities has launched across Greater Manchester, following a £145,000 investment from TfGM.
Active Travel Commissioner Dame Sarah Storey unveils refreshed policy priorities for GM
The refreshed active travel mission focuses on accessibility, behaviour change and clear communications.
New research shows safe cycle routes improve parents’ confidence when children cycling
survey has revealed that 63% of parents in the North West feel more confident allowing their children to cycle on the roads when there are safe cycle routes.
New road safety campaign calls on drivers to 'See the Rider Not the Bike'
Safer Roads Greater Manchester launched a new campaign calling on drivers to play their part in ensuring people using a cycle are kept safe from harm.
Improved crossings for people travelling on foot or by bike receive £2.1 million boost
Council leaders approved the release of a further £2.1million of funding from the Mayor's Cycling and Walking Challenge Fund
Stockport residents invited to have their say on new proposed crossings
Residents in Stockport can now give their views on several proposed new crossings and access improvements
High school students pitch ideas ‘Dragon’s Den’ style to promote cycling and walking
High school students across GM have been invited to present ideas to encourage active travel across the region.
Over 100 people attend safe urban driving courses provided by TfGM and Nationwide Cycling Academy
More than 100 people from across Greater Manchester have attended a safe urban driving training course designed to help drivers hone their skills to improve road safety for cyclists and pedestrians.
Dame Sarah Storey champions School Streets, as Wigan welcomes walking and cycling-friendly initiative
GM's newly appointed Active Travel Commissioner visited Sacred Heart Catholic School and Leigh Central Primary School in Leigh, which have opened a School Streets.
Sustrans launches 2021 Cycling and Walking Index
The Index, formerly known as Bike Life, is part of the UK’s largest assessment of walking and wheeling
GM receives £13 million from government’s Active Travel Fund
UK government has committed an additional £13 million to Greater Manchester to deliver six new cycling and walking schemes in Manchester, Rochdale, Salford and Tameside.
Mayor of GM welcomes cycle hire milestone with 100,000km ridden
GM’s new cycle hire scheme has seen over 100,000km collectively ridden since it launched to the public in November 2021 – the equivalent of a quarter of the distance to the moon or two-and-a-half times ridden around the world.
Cycle and Stride for Active Lives scheme helps people in GM get active
TfGM continues to successfully support community groups as part of the Cycle and Stride for Active Lives scheme
TfGM has teamed up with Nationwide Cycling Academy to deliver safe urban driving training for HGV drivers for just £10.
TfGM has partnered up with the Nationwide Cycling Academy to deliver safe urban driving training for just £10 per person.
Bury and Salford get £5.4 million boost for cycling and walking schemes
Walking and cycling infrastructure in Salford and Bury to be given a boost after £5.4m from the Mayor's Challenge Fund.
GM awarded £100k for feasibility studies into active travel social prescribing pilot
Health professionals and community organisations in Greater Manchester will be investigating how social prescribing can help build cycling, walking and other ways to move into people’s lives