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Dame Sarah Storey champions School Streets, as Wigan welcomes walking and cycling-friendly initiative
- Dame Sarah Storey, the newly appointed Active Travel Commissioner for Greater Manchester (GM), visited Sacred Heart Catholic School and Leigh Central Primary School in Leigh yesterday (Thursday 19 May), which both have become School Streets.
- School Streets is a pioneering scheme helping transform school runs, with TfGM working with councils and schools as part of a phased roll-out in 2022/23.
- There are eight School Streets confirmed across Wigan, with the borough having ambitions to expand to many more schools, making school journeys safer by prioritising walking, scooting, and cycling over driving.
Passengers urged to plan ahead this Sunday amid Great Manchester Run and Man City v Aston Villa game
Whether you are taking part in the run, attending the game, or simply out and about, we have some useful travel advice to ensure you avoid the road closures, congestion and crowds.
The Metrolink Park & Ride facility at the Radcliffe stop has reopened today (Monday 16 May) following the completion of construction works which has added 111 extra car parking spaces.
Greater Manchester receives £13 million from government’s Active Travel Fund to continue delivering UK’s largest cycling and walking network
- 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.
- The funding will be used to create protected cycle lanes, crossing facilities and roll out award-winning CYCLOPS junctions in five locations.
- The new routes will form a vital part of the Bee Network, GM’s vision for an integrated transport system connecting all forms of public transport, including active travel.
- This announcement follows confirmation that the city-region is set to receive more than £1 billion to help deliver the Bee Network, which includes a further £63 million dedicated to active travel.
- The Mayor of Greater Manchester, Andy Burnham, has celebrated GM’s cycle hire scheme passing 100,000km collectively ridden since it launched in November 2021.
- The full scheme is due to launch later this year with 1,500 bikes, including 300 e-bikes, becoming available from stations across Manchester, Salford and Trafford.
- The Mayor is also encouraging people to sign up online for TfGM’s cycling courses to develop confidence on two wheels and get active this Spring.
Greater Manchester’s TravelSafe Partnership (TSP) is asking parents to check in with their children following a spate of attacks which has seen rocks, bricks and stones thrown at public transport.
Changes to Local Link services across Rochdale and Trafford are set to be introduced later this month – with alternative bus services being put in place to ensure customers can still reach their destinations.
Record number of passengers successfully served by Sunday Metrolink services for Manchester Marathon
Sunday signalled the busiest in Metrolink’s history, with more than 114,000 people boarding the tram – many to watch or take part in the Manchester Marathon.
From Monday 4 to Friday 29 April, planned engineering works will take place on part of the Eccles Metrolink line which will see sections of the route partially closed.
In a major boost to Greater Manchester’s ambitions to deliver an integrated transport network, the Bee Network, and reach net zero carbon emissions by 2038, £35.8million in funding has been secured to introduce 170 green buses to the region.
GM Mayor and Leader of Stockport Council break ground at new multi-million pound transformational project for Stockport
Greater Manchester Mayor, Andy Burnham, and the Leader of Stockport Council, Councillor Elise Wilson, have officially marked the start of work on the new Stockport Interchange mixed-use development.
From Sunday 20 March to Saturday 26 March, the Ashton tram line will close for essential maintenance works.