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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.

Salford pedal power celebrated

Representatives from Salford City Council, the University of Salford and Transport for Greater Manchester (TfGM) took a trip to MediaCity to celebrate cycle hire scheme in Salford

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

Greater Manchester cycle hire scheme hits 10,000 miles

Over 10,000 miles have been clocked up by riders on Greater Manchester’s new hire bikes in the first four weeks the scheme has been active.

Grants open to boost sustainable travel across Greater Manchester

Businesses and organisations across Greater Manchester are being encouraged to apply for funds to encourage and enable active travel for staff, customers and visitors.

Greater Manchester welcomes a ground-breaking pilot in sustainable electric travel

A new ground-breaking pilot is set to give people in Greater Manchester access to electric cars and e-cargo bikes, as an alternate to private vehicles.

Bee Network Cycle Hire gets underway in Manchester and Salford

Hire bikes are now available from multiple stations along Oxford Road and at the University of Salford

New evidence shows zebras on UK side roads are the way forward

Greater Manchester has today published new evidence showing that zebra markings on side roads lead to drivers giving way 65% more than where there is no marking.

First Bee Network Cycle Hire stations installed ahead of launch

The first stations set to be delivered as part of the Bee Network Cycle Hire scheme have been installed at the University of Salford this week – ahead of dozens more being installed over the coming weeks.

Greater Manchester launches its third award-winning junction

Junction has opened in Hulme, Manchester, during the city region’s active travel network Year of Delivery

New zone map revealed for GM Cycle hire scheme

One of the largest cycle hire schemes outside London confirmed for city-region.

Residents asked to feedback on new crossings proposed in Wigan

Residents in Wigan can now give their views on several proposed new crossings that will enable more people to make short journeys on foot or by bike in the borough.

Bike boost for Transport Unit and local charities

The police and five not-for-profit organisations dedicated to supporting local communities across Greater Manchester have been given a bike boost.

Major boost for cycling and walking development

New technology is set to offer a major boost to Greater Manchester’s unprecedented investment into cycling and walking infrastructure.

New crossings proposed in Oldham and Trafford

Residents in Oldham and Trafford are being asked for their views on several proposed new crossings.

Start a community bike library

Grants of up to £5k are now available to help GM-based organisations set up community bike libraries.

Beryl confirmed as city-region’s cycle hire delivery partner

Bike-share company Beryl has been selected as the delivery partner to design, install and operate a 24/7, public cycle hire scheme made up of an initial 1,500 bikes and e-bikes.

50 School Streets for Greater Manchester

£500k to deliver 50 School Streets across the city-region by spring 2022.

Safer Streets in Withington

Residents asked to feedback on plans for safer streets in Withington

50% of survey respondents open to walking and cycling more post-pandemic

A GM COVID-19 recovery survey has found almost half (47%) of respondents want to cycle and walk more after the pandemic.

£1.3m funding for Bury

Bury sees £1.3m funding approved for cycling and walking schemes

Bolton CYCLOPS junction

Bolton opens the UK’s second pioneering CYCLOPS junction

Cycle & Stride

Cycle & Stride for Active Lives has announced the first 10 groups which will form part of its initiative to enable and support thousands of people across Greater Manchester to become more active through walking and cycling.

Cheadle & Cheadle Heath Active Neighbourhood

Residents in Cheadle Heath and Cheadle, Stockport are being asked how they’d like to improve the streets where they live as part of plans to create a series of new low-traffic neighbourhoods across Greater Manchester.

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