Following on from the publication of the Made to Move report in December 2017 by Greater Manchester’s walking and cycling commissioner, Chris Boardman. Today (27 June 2017) saw the launch of Chris Boardman’s plan for a 1,000 mile walking and cycling network with an initial 75 miles of fully protected on-road cycle lanes. Continue reading “Beelines – Chris Boardman’s plan to deliver a walking and cycling network for Greater Manchester”
I’ve previously covered the issues on Davyhulme Road East and the proposed junction improvements from Trafford Council in the post Davyhulme Road East, a collision waiting to happen.
Continue reading “Davyhulme Road East, still as dangerous as ever”
On 15 December 2017, Greater Manchester’s walking and cycling commissioner, Chris Boardman published his much anticipated report. Here’s the official press release from GMCA and the report itself can be downloaded as a PDF. If you don’t want to download the report, you can view it below. Continue reading “Made to Move – Chris Boardman’s plan to transform walking and cycling in Greater Manchester”
Davyhulme Road East is your typical suburban through road. For most of its length, it had two lanes, but widens to five lanes at the A56 / Chester Road end. Most of the road is residential, with a shopping parade at one end and two primary schools Victoria Park Junior School and St Ann’s R.C. Primary School. Continue reading “Davyhulme Road East, a collision waiting to happen”
This was the first Kidical Mass we’ve been to, and I believe it’s the first since the Fallowfield Loop has been trialling opening the barriers. Though on previous rides, the barriers had been opened for the day.
Continue reading “Manchester Kidical Mass – May 2016”
On the weekend of 6-8 May 2016, the Spin bike show and cycling festival took place at Victoria Warehouse in Manchester. Like many, I was able to take advantage of some of the voucher codes doing the rounds to get free entry.
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As someone who regularly passes through Didsbury and Parrs Wood, on my way to Cheadle as part of my commute. I’ve been watching the progress of the Mersey Valley and Stockport Cycleway, and have previously posted my impressions of the Stockport Cycleway.
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To start with, I must say, I’m more than pleased to see actual real cycle infrastructure being installed in Manchester. I’d be even more pleased if it were installed where I live. But hey ho, you live and hope.
Continue reading “New TfGM cycleways and the importance of good junction design (Updated)”
This weekend we had a family visit to York, mainly for another trip to the rather good National Railway Museum, which the kids always enjoy. While I didn’t get chance to ride in York myself, I did notice a few things about cycling in the city.
Continue reading “Impressions of cycling in York”
It’s been a while since I’ve been on the Fallowfield Loop. Not really sure why really, particularly as I love old, converted train lines. With the other half and kids away for the weekend, I had the opportunity to make the most of a rather pleasant autumn day, get on the bike and explore. Continue reading “Autumn on the Fallowfield Loop”