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Transport for Greater Manchester awarded £1 million to get thousands more people cycling and walking
Transport for Greater Manchester (TfGM) has today been awarded a grant of £1million from The London Marathon Charitable Trust to support its ambition to get more people walking and cycling.
Essential Metrolink maintenance work will take place in August resulting in some temporary disruption to city centre services.
Prime Minister Boris Johnson has announced a £2billion plan to overhaul cycling and walking in England, including thousands of miles of new protected bike lanes, cycle training for everyone and bikes available on prescription.
• Increase in face covering compliance reported as police and operators step-up engagement
• Nearly 2,500 face coverings handed out to passengers
• Passengers reminded of requirement to wear face coverings in transport hubs as well as on buses, trains and trams to continue to help limit spread of coronavirus
£3.1 million schemes confirmed to enable thousands more journeys on foot or by bike through first phase of emergency active travel measures
- Immediate funding will see delivery of protected safe routes and traffic calming measures
- Measures will help to provide a viable, safe travel alternative for the 1/3 of GM households that don’t have access to a car
- Latest action as part of #SafeStreetsSaveLives campaign to protect public transport and provide safe travel options for third of Greater Manchester households with no car
• Wearing of face coverings mandatory on public transport since 15 June
• Compliance levels are reducing, particularly on bus and Metrolink and in the afternoon & evening
• Only 60% of passengers wearing a face covering on trams in the evenings
• Police and operators step up engagement with a week of action at city centre locations
Residents advised to plan their journeys as bars, restaurants and other businesses reopen this weekend
People looking to travel across Greater Manchester are being urged to keep themselves and others safe by planning their journeys in advance and following safety guidelines ahead of this weekend - which will see thousands of hospitality businesses opening their doors for the first time since lockdown began.
The UK‘s first CYCLOPS (Cycle Optimised Protected Signals) junction has been launched in Hulme, South Manchester. The unique design separates pedestrians and cyclists from traffic, reducing the possibility of collisions or conflict.
Business owners and employees urged to follow Safely Reopening GM guidelines
Public asked to behave responsibly and support all workers
The development of a Greater Manchester Bike Hire scheme – which will enable thousands more people to make active journeys – has this week reached a major milestone as TfGM launches the search for a service provider to deliver the scheme.
Public transport passengers in Greater Manchester are being urged to continue playing their part in stopping the spread of coronavirus, after responding positively to the government’s face covering direction.
Thanks to a helping hand from Transport for Greater Manchester (TfGM), Guide Dogs continues training its dogs safely using a bus.