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Most Greater Manchester e-scooter retailers inform buyers of their legal restrictions, new study shows

Customers buying electric scooters from most retailers in Greater Manchester are being made aware of the legal restrictions surrounding their use, according to a new study commissioned by Safer Roads Greater Manchester.

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Greater Manchester clean air leaders formally confirm call on government to review impact of vehicle supply chain issues on GM Clean Air Plan

  • Representatives from Greater Manchester’s 10 councils issue letter to Environment Secretary requesting he pause second phase of GM Clean Air Zone (CAZ) funding and conducts fundamental government review of vehicle supply chain issues with GM support
  • Supply chain report – commissioned by council leaders and mayor – highlights need for further research into affordability and availability of compliant vehicles, particularly vans
  • All 10 councils legally directed to implement charging Clean Air Zone to tackle illegal air quality contributing to around 1,200 deaths and other health conditions in Greater Manchester every year
  • Committee confirms first phase of the Clean Air Zone – due to launch in May 2022 – should go ahead. Funding remains available to help upgrade non-compliant HGVs, with further funding for next tranche of businesses to be opened as soon as possible.
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Contract awarded for multi-million pound Stockport interchange development

Transport for Greater Manchester (TfGM) has awarded Willmott Dixon Construction Ltd the contract to deliver a new interchange with a rooftop park and associated residential development in Stockport town centre.