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Greater Manchester to deliver 24 miles of cycling and walking routes using national Government’s Active Travel Fund
- National government has committed a further £16m to Greater Manchester (GM) to deliver 24 miles of permanent cycling and walking routes.
- Announcement bolsters Greater Manchester’s Bee Network Year of Delivery with a core network of cycling routes on major corridors to Manchester and Salford city centres; some of the key schemes being delivered.
- Manchester city centre and the city-region's towns are also set to benefit from a further 17 filter points and footpath improvements, as well as three junction improvements and six new crossings.
- New routes will be a key part of the delivery of Greater Manchester’s Our Network plans for a truly integrated public transport system.
Metrolink services were disrupted earlier, after a number of trams were withdrawn from service.
Greater Manchester is launching a further public consultation to get a wide range of views on its proposals to reform the bus market; in light of the findings of a new report on the impact of Covid-19.
- Dedicated ‘trambassadors’ on Metrolink helping people to travel safely
- TfGM joins national hidden disability scheme to boost exempt passengers' confidence when travelling
- First of 27 new trams to be put in service & delivery of the second imminent
- TravelSafe Partnership to hold further days of action around face covering compliance on transport
- An extra 500 hours cleaning every week on trams and stops across the network in line with increased travel
Greater Manchester’s Bee Network plan to deliver the UK’s first joined up cycling and walking network has had £5.6m worth of new cycling and walking routes confirmed for the next stages of delivery.
Greater Manchester Mayor and Leaders rally final views on Clean Air Zone proposals to help build the case for government funding
- With just one week left to take part in the GM-wide Clean Air consultation, local politicians say feedback is crucial to make a water-tight government funding ask to reflect Covid conditions.
- Clean Air Zone key to build back cleaner and greener from the pandemic – cleaning up our air now and for future generations.
- Members of the public and the taxi and private hire trade urged to feedback on parallel consultation proposals that would help promote new customer and vehicle standards, and protect the trade from out of town competition.
An exciting milestone is set to be passed as plans to develop a modern transport interchange and residential development in Stockport town centre begin to take shape.
Greater Manchester reaches next step in bus reform journey as it prepares to consult on impact of Covid-19
Greater Manchester is preparing to hold a further consultation on its proposals to reform the bus market following work to understand the potential impact of Covid-19.
The first of 27 new Metrolink trams has arrived in Manchester after an epic 1,800km journey across Europe.
Chris Boardman, Greater Manchester's Cycling and Walking Commissioner, comments on £15.8 million funding allocation from national government's Active Travel Fund
Strictly embargoed until 00.01am on Friday 13 November
Today (Friday 13 November), the Department for Transport has confirmed that local authorities across Greater Manchester will receive £15.8m of funding to implement pop-up cycling and walking routes and active neighbourhoods across the region, as a response to the coronavirus pandemic.
The recently opened Metrolink line though Trafford Park has been recognised as an ‘outstanding engineering achievement’ after scooping several prestigious national industry awards.
Plans to increase park and ride provision at Radcliffe and Whitefield have been given the green light – boosting access to sustainable transport in the area.