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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.

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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.

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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

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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.

Bee Network Cycle Hire stations at University of Salford

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.

Chris Boardman and Cllr Tracey Rawlins at the opening of Hulme CYCLOPS

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

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

Family cycling along the Wilmslow Road cycleway

£1.3m funding for Bury

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

The cycle optimised protected signals junction in Bolton, Newport Street which separates people cycling and walking from motor traffic

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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