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Transport for Greater Manchester (TfGM) has launched a new £800,000 funding package and interactive web portal to help businesses and employers embed sustainable travel behaviours, head-off a car-led recovery and build back better from the pandemic.
A new scheme that allows people to borrow a bike for free – just like a book - has been launched in Greater Manchester, offering communities the chance to kick-start their own sustainable bike library.
Work has started on a new temporary Park and Ride facility in Radcliffe as part of plans to increase the number of parking spaces at both the Radcliffe and Whitefield Metrolink stops, with the intention of opening up the network to more people.
Metrolink passengers are set for a service boost this summer, with the introduction of more frequent off-peak trams to cope with increasing demand.
Work to maintain and improve the region’s roads and public transport networks is taking place over the summer – and residents, workers and visitors are being encouraged to plan their journey in advance.
Greater Manchester publishes Clean Air Plan, kickstarting “green revolution” with over £120 million secured to support businesses with vehicle upgrades
- City-region today publishes its final Clean Air Plan, with an anticipated launch date of 30 May 2022 for the introduction of its Clean Air Zone. Over £120m in government funding has been secured to help businesses upgrade to cleaner, compliant vehicles - applications will open from November this year
- Following feedback at last year’s consultation and the impact of COVID – particularly on small business – GM-registered taxi/private hire owners and LGV owners will be given more time, money and options to upgrade
- National government has agreed to include sections of the A628/A57 part of the strategic road network managed by Highways England, which pass through the villages of Hollingworth and Mottram, in the Clean Air Zone – helping to protect residents’ health along what have been some of the most polluted stretches of road in GM
- GM’s plans for fully-integrated Bee Network moves one step closer: Bike-share company Beryl confirmed as city-region’s cycle hire delivery partner, delivering one of the largest schemes outside London
- New Electric Vehicle Charging Infrastructure Strategy to be published in July, setting out ambition that, by 2030, anyone who chooses to travel by car or van will be able recharge it quickly and conveniently across the city-region
- Announcements mark huge milestone towards Greater Manchester’s ambitions to be carbon neutral by 2038 and building back greener
Statement from TfGM’s Head of Metrolink, Danny Vaughan, regarding reduced frequency on Altrincham line
“Following last week’s underground fire, work is continuing to restore a full service as quickly as possible to the Altrincham line.
- Greater Manchester residents and schools are going car-free to mark 2021 national Clean Air Day
- More than 50 GM schools are trialling temporary School Streets to enable thousands of children to walk, cycle or scoot to school safely, breathing cleaner air
- Hundreds more GM schools are actively promoting Clean Air Day and encouraging parents and carers to ‘go car-free’
Please note that all Metrolink services are now operating across the network following an incident on Balloon Street in Manchester city centre this morning.
Transport for Greater Manchester (TfGM) Travelshops and bus stations in Stockport and Oldham will be taking part in a paperless timetable pilot, which will see traditional bus timetables replaced with digital QR codes in the two shops.
- Greater Manchester to create 50 School Streets – enabling walking, scooting and cycling to school to be prioritised over driving.
- Announcement comes as people across the city-region are being encouraged to help make a difference to our children’s health this Clean Air Day (Thursday 17 June) by making journeys on foot or by bike.
- 84 per cent of Greater Manchester’s primary school children travel less than one mile to school – the equivalent of a 15 to 20 minute walk. The car currently accounts for 30 per cent of these journeys.
Customers are being advised that Metrolink engineering works are likely to affect tram services this evening, Monday 17 May.