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Dame Sarah storey and student at new trafford crossing

Dame Sarah Storey meets schoolgirl who successfully campaigned for new crossing in Altrincham

The new signalised crossing on Dunham Road has been installed thanks to a three-year campaign by a local schoolgirl who found the former road lay out dangerous to cross.

A woman getting on a tram with a bike

Supervised trial for allowing bikes on Metrolink launches

A supervised trial to test whether bikes and non-standard cycles can be taken on trams has been launched.

Two new starling bank bikes in Manchester

Starling Bank announced as first sponsor of the Greater Manchester bike hire scheme

Starling Bank Bikes will launch in February with rebranded bikes, stands and bike hire app.

Children using a new crossing to get to school

Two new crossings at a primary school in Rochdale are making it safer for children walk, wheel and cycle

Bowlee Park Community Primary School campaigned to have a pedestrian crossing installed on Windermere Road due to problems with speeding drivers and high volumes of traffic at drop off and pick up times.

Streets for all mock up of neighbourhood in Greater Manchester

Streets for All Design Guide launched to improve streets across Greater Manchester

A new guide to improve the way streets are designed and developed has been adopted in Greater Manchester.

Pedestrian crossing upgrades to help people access bus stops

Upgrades to 10 pedestrian crossings will make it safer and easier for people to get to and from bus stops,

Metrolink trams lined up at the depot in Manchester

Proposals for trial of allowing bikes on Metrolink trams confirmed

Proposals to launch a trial to allow bikes on trams will be considered by transport leaders.

Bus stop in Greater Manchester

Plans to improve key route in Rochdale revealed

New proposals looking to improve the route between Rochdale and Oldham have been revealed.

Dame Sarah at Stockport Interchange

Dame Sarah Storey sets out bold new Active Travel road map for Greater Manchester

Active Travel Commissioner Dame Sarah Storey reveals new walking, wheeling and cycling map as part of Bee Network

Andy Burnham Possabilities visit

Cycle and Stride for Active Lives scheme thriving as latest wave of groups join up

A Transport for Greater Manchester-backed initiative that helps community groups become more active through walking and cycling is going from strength-to-strength.

Dame Sarah Storey visits ‘School Street’ in Manchester

Dame Sarah Storey visits ‘School Street’ in Manchester

Manley Park Primary School in Whalley Range is one of seven primaries to adopt a ‘School Street’ in Manchester

Cycle storage facilities along Metrolink-s Bury line to get £1.2m upgrade

Cycle storage facilities along Metrolink's Bury line to get £1.2m upgrade

More than £1m is being spent on new and improved cycle storage at stops across Metrolink’s Bury line.

Dame Sarah Storey launching cycle hub

Dame Sarah Storey opens new ‘cycle stores’ at Tameside primary schools

New ‘cycle stores’ to enable more children to ride their bikes to school and store them safely have been officially opened

Cycle hire introduces new, cheaper way to pay with ‘minute bundles’

Users can now save money by paying for their journeys before they hop into the saddle.

Making the streets safer for school children in Bury

Making the streets safer for school children in Bury 17 January 2023 at 13:57 Bury’s first ‘School Street’ has opened to help keep pupils safe and encourage them to walk or cycle to school.

People across Greater Manchester encouraged to get active and take part in ‘10 for 10’ campaign

Residents across the city-region are being encouraged to get active this January and commit to doing 10 minutes of walking, cycling or wheeling a day for 10 weeks.

GM to receive £3.4m of government active travel funding

The funding is for one year and is to support our infrastructure programme by helping everyone in GM walk, wheel and cycle more.

TfGM wins national award for safe urban driving course

TfGM has received a national award for its work with Nationwide Cycling Academy (NCA) to deliver safe urban driving courses in the region.

New bike libraries boosting access to cycles in local communities

A new scheme that provides bikes to local communities has launched across Greater Manchester, following a £145,000 investment from TfGM.

Active Travel Commissioner Dame Sarah Storey unveils refreshed policy priorities for GM

The refreshed active travel mission focuses on accessibility, behaviour change and clear communications.

New research shows safe cycle routes improve parents’ confidence when children cycling

survey has revealed that 63% of parents in the North West feel more confident allowing their children to cycle on the roads when there are safe cycle routes.

New road safety campaign calls on drivers to 'See the Rider Not the Bike'

Safer Roads Greater Manchester launched a new campaign calling on drivers to play their part in ensuring people using a cycle are kept safe from harm.

Improved crossings for people travelling on foot or by bike receive £2.1 million boost

Council leaders approved the release of a further £2.1million of funding from the Mayor's Cycling and Walking Challenge Fund

Stockport residents invited to have their say on new proposed crossings

Residents in Stockport can now give their views on several proposed new crossings and access improvements

High school students pitch ideas ‘Dragon’s Den’ style to promote cycling and walking

High school students across GM have been invited to present ideas to encourage active travel across the region.

Over 100 people attend safe urban driving courses provided by TfGM and Nationwide Cycling Academy

More than 100 people from across Greater Manchester have attended a safe urban driving training course designed to help drivers hone their skills to improve road safety for cyclists and pedestrians.

Dame Sarah Storey champions School Streets, as Wigan welcomes walking and cycling-friendly initiative

GM's newly appointed Active Travel Commissioner visited Sacred Heart Catholic School and Leigh Central Primary School in Leigh, which have opened a School Streets.

Sustrans launches 2021 Cycling and Walking Index

The Index, formerly known as Bike Life, is part of the UK’s largest assessment of walking and wheeling

GM receives £13 million from government’s Active Travel Fund

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.

Mayor of GM welcomes cycle hire milestone with 100,000km ridden

GM’s new cycle hire scheme has seen over 100,000km collectively ridden since it launched to the public in November 2021 – the equivalent of a quarter of the distance to the moon or two-and-a-half times ridden around the world.

Cycle and Stride for Active Lives scheme helps people in GM get active

TfGM continues to successfully support community groups as part of the Cycle and Stride for Active Lives scheme

TfGM has teamed up with Nationwide Cycling Academy to deliver safe urban driving training for HGV drivers for just £10.

TfGM has partnered up with the Nationwide Cycling Academy to deliver safe urban driving training for just £10 per person.

Bury and Salford get £5.4 million boost for cycling and walking schemes

Walking and cycling infrastructure in Salford and Bury to be given a boost after £5.4m from the Mayor's Challenge Fund.

GM awarded £100k for feasibility studies into active travel social prescribing pilot

Health professionals and community organisations in Greater Manchester will be investigating how social prescribing can help build cycling, walking and other ways to move into people’s lives

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