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Made to Move

Transforming the way we get around Greater Manchester in 15 steps

Greater Manchester's goal is to double and then double again cycling levels and to make walking the natural choice for as many short trips as possible. We must do this by putting people first, creating world class streets for walking, building one of the world's best cycling networks, and creating a genuine culture of on-foot and by-bike travel.

Made to Move

Greater Manchester's 15 step plan to transform how we get around

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Step 1: Publish an infrastructure plan

Publish a detailed, Greater Manchester-wide, walking and cycling infrastructure plan in collaboration with councils.

A visualisation of how the Stamford Street area in Ashton-under-Lyne could look with cycling and walking infrastructure improvements

Step 2: Secure funding

Establish a ring-fenced, 10 year, £1.5 billion infrastructure fund, starting with a funding from the Mayor's Challenge Fund to kick-start delivery for walking and cycling.

Bus stop bypass

Step 3: Develop a new, total highway design guide

Develop a new, total highway design guide and sign up to the Global Street Design Guide.

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Step 4: Deliver temporary improvements to trial changes

Deliver temporary street improvements to trial new schemes for local communities.

CYCLOPS

Step 5: On foot and by bike travel built in at design stage

Ensure all upcoming public realm and infrastructure investments, alongside all related policy programmes, have walking and cycling integrated at the development stage.

Family cycling along the Wilmslow Road cycleway

Step 6: Capture and share the value of future health benefits

Develop a mechanism to capture and share the value of future health benefits derived from changing how we travel.

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Step 7: Work with industry to reduce excess lorry and van travel

Work with industry to find alternatives to heavy freight and reduce excess lorry and van travel in urban areas.

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Step 9: Risk reduction

Deliver year on year reductions to the risk per kilometre travelled, by establishing a task force to improve safety on roads and junctions.

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Step 10: Devolved powers to enforce moving traffic offences

Call for devolved powers to enforce moving traffic offences, and develop strategies for reducing antisocial driving, through public spaces protection orders.

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Step 11: Prioritise investment based on the measurement of people movement

Prioritise investment based on the measurement of people movement, rather than motor-traffic, and integrate with a new street satisfaction index.

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Step 12: Ensure communities are engaged and supported

Ensure local communities are engaged and supported in the development and use of new infrastructure and programmes.

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Step 15: Launch a summer festival

Launch our own version of a ‘Summer Streets’ festival, creating low car town and city centres to trial street closures on the network.

Read Made to Move

Read the full Made to Move plan and check out our other publications

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