Tag Archives: Manchester

Manchester has most cycling commuters per capita in UK, data reveals

Manchester has the most cycling commuters per capita in the UK, data from Strava Metro has revealed. Manchester, where over 400,000 cycling commutes have been recorded this year, is closely followed by Bristol, Newcastle, London and Cardiff as the most popular cycling cities per capita in 2021. However, Strava Metro …

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Pothole problem worsening in Manchester, research reveals

New Government statistics have shown that the conditions of roads in Manchester have improved since 2018 – but research by JMW Solicitors has revealed that the number of potholes reported in the city has increased in that time. The road condition survey results show that the percentage of classified roads …

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Greater Manchester launches latest CYCLOPS junction

Greater Manchester has launched the city region’s third CYCLOPS junction. The new junction, where Stretford Road meets Chorlton Road, will form part of the Chorlton to Manchester Busy Beeway, a £13.4 million route linking Chorlton, Whalley Range, Stretford and Hulme with the city centre. Designed by Greater Manchester engineers, CYCLOPS …

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New zone map of upcoming GM cycle hire scheme revealed

A new zone map of the upcoming Greater Manchester cycle hire scheme has been revealed. The 24/7 Bee Network Cycle Hire Scheme, phase one of what will eventually be a region-wide offering, will be operated by micromobility company Beryl and will consist of an initial fleet of 1,200 pedal bikes …

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TfGM partners with Vivacity Labs for cycling and walking development in Manchester

Transport for Greater Manchester (TfGM) is to advance its cycling and walking infrastructure programme through the rollout of new technology by Vivacity Labs. The transport technology scaleup has been awarded a new contract by TfGM in its latest investment into the city’s cycling and walking infrastructure. The partnership will see …

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Bike boost for Greater Manchester Police’s 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, thanks to Transport for Greater Manchester (TfGM) and GreaterSport. Greater Manchester Police’s Transport Unit, Sale Sharks Community Trust, One Manchester Housing Association, Wigan Borough Armed Forces Community HQ, Barnardo’s BeU …

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New crossings proposed to make walking and cycling easier in Oldham and Trafford

Residents in Oldham and Trafford are being asked for their views on several proposed new crossings which are being created to enable more people to travel on foot or by bike for local trips. In partnership with Oldham Council and Trafford Council, the proposed crossings, which are now under consultation, …

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TfGM launches £800,000 business support package to help boost sustainable travel

Transport for Greater Manchester (TfGM) has launched a new £800,000 funding package and interactive web portal to help businesses and employers embed sustainable travel behaviours, head off a car-led recovery and build back better from the pandemic. While the numbers of trips on public transport dropped significantly during lockdown – …

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London could be at a ‘tipping point for cycling’, according to new analysis

Campaigners behind City Ratings, a new data analysis tool ranking world cities for cyclability, have suggested London could be on the precipice of ‘exponential growth’ in cycling – although the UK is still ‘lagging behind’ other countries in the development of cycle-friendly cities. City Ratings is a ranking of cities’ …

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New bike library scheme launches in Greater Manchester

A new scheme that allows people to borrow a bike for free has been launched in Greater Manchester, offering communities the chance to kick-start their own sustainable bike library. Organisations based or working in the city region can bid to Transport for Greater Manchester (TfGM) for a grant of up …

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