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Leaders urge critical Government backing to deliver the UK’s largest Cycling and Walking network - creating 2.5 million daily active trips, £6 billion in benefits and a national blueprint

  • Mayor of Greater Manchester and Cycling and Walking Commissioner will deliver a report to Government setting out how a revolutionary walking and cycling network will help tackle the climate emergency, inactivity and congestion, prompting country-wide travel change
    • Benefits of the plan include:
    • A huge increase in daily cycling and walking trips
    • A multi-billion-pound health boost for Greater Manchester
    • Fewer vehicle trips leading to better air quality and lower carbon emissions
    • Reduced levels of congestion and faster journey times
  • Guaranteed Government commitment is now needed to put the plans into action
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Commuters are advised to plan ahead this Wednesday

City centre travel is likely to be busier than usual this Wednesday evening (29 January) so commuters are being urged to plan ahead and consider the time they travel to avoid delays.

Eamon Boylan, TfGM; Chris Boardman, Cycling and Walking Comissioner, Simon Smits, Dutch Ambassador

GM’s cycling and walking plans praised by lead cycling country

Ambassador of the Netherlands, Simon Smits visited Greater Manchester to meet with Mayor Andy Burnham and business leaders to discuss ambitious future plans for transport in the region.

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Greater Manchester bus consultation closes with more than 8,000 responses

The consultation on a proposed bus franchising scheme for Greater Manchester has now closed with more than 8,000 responses.

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A decade of progress

It’s been a decade to remember for Greater Manchester’s Metrolink network with unprecedented expansion leading to soaring popularity.

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Don’t miss the bus consultation! – Final chance to have your say on how your buses are run

People and organisations across Greater Manchester and beyond have just a few days left to have their say in a major consultation on how the city-region’s buses should be run, before the deadline of 11:59pm on Wednesday 8 January 2020.

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Greater Manchester calls on government for clarity on Clean Air funding

Following the announcement of a new Environment Bill in yesterday’s Queen’s speech, Greater Manchester authorities today made renewed calls on government to commit funding to the region’s ambitious Clean Air Plan proposals. 

The opening of Trafford Park Metrolink Line

Trafford Park Line (TPL) set for early opening as testing reaches intu Trafford Centre

• Trams to run on the new line from April
• Project set to complete seven months earlier than originally planned
• First major project to benefit from devolution deal
• Once complete it will signify another step towards ‘Our Network’, GM’s vision for a more integrated transport network

Vantage bus on the Leigh to Ellenbrook guided busway

Record breaking figures for Vantage

It’s been another record-breaking week for Vantage bus services as passenger numbers continue to go from strength to strength.

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Christmas travel plans are in your pocket

Transport for Greater Manchester (TfGM) have published details of all Christmas transport services in a handy pocket-guide, and on the TfGM website

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Over 2,500 responses so far in consultation on how Greater Manchester’s buses should be run

More than 2,500 responses have been received at the halfway point in a major consultation on how Greater Manchester’s buses should be run.

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Bee Network set to expand again with 25 new projects up for consideration

25 new cycling and walking schemes worth a combined total of £154M are set to be considered by Greater Manchester Combined Authority (GMCA) as part of the continued development of the Bee Network.