Greater Manchester Cycling Campaign
Greater Manchester Cycling Campaign is a voluntary group working to make cycling in and around Greater Manchester easier, safer and more enjoyable, so more people cycle more often. We aim to represent, support and empower people who currently cycle, or would like to cycle in future. The Campaign has been operating since 1981 and was originally called Sprocket. More information at www.gmcc.org.uk
A bill is being put forward to sentence any cyclist convicted of dangerous cycling to a 14 year prison term.
Current DfT consultations.
Lots of interesting stuff about inclusive transport regarding trains, buses, cars, public realm, streets and yes a bit about cycling too. Quotes:
8.11 While we consider CIHT and DPTAC’s recommendations and how to take them
forward, we are requesting that local authorities pause any shared space schemes
incorporating a level surface they are considering, and which are at the design stage.
We are also temporarily suspending Local Transport Note 1/11. This pause will allow
us to carry out research and produce updated guidance.
Objectives regarding Cycling:
• Update Local Transport Note 2/08, which sets out the Department’s guidance to
local authorities on designing safe and inclusive infrastructure for cyclists, to take
account of developments in cycling infrastructure since its publication in 2008 and
the responses to the draft AAP consultation and publish a revised version by early
• By 2020, explore the feasibility of amending legislation to recognise the use of
cycles as a mobility aid71 in order to increase the number of disabled people
CCAG2 off-road scheme in Cheadle and Cheadle Hulme, Stockport.
Upgrade and extension of the existing Ladybrook Valley footpath from Queens Road to Hall Road. The scheme is a maintenance and enhancement project which aims to provide a permanent cycle path that accords with modern design standards.
Stockport Planning Application reference: DC/065422
From: Trafford Cycle Forum 15/11/2016 Major Schemes Update
7. Ashton-on-Mersey to Urmston – improved cycle link.
The proposal is to improve an existing route. Third party land agreement required which is proving problematical. The route passes over 2 separate areas of land owned by 2 parties. Works on sections of land controlled by Trafford are anticipated to start on site early in the New Year.
Part of the route is the "Urmston 53" footpath: http://www.rowmaps.com/tweakmap.php?lat=53.441&lon=-2.3454&width=600&height=800&zoom=16
Proposed scheme by Trafford MBC to reduce collisions at this dangerous roundabout.
The scheme is not a Road Safety scheme, but rather a scheme to reduce collisions at this accident blackspot.
For comments and suggestions regarding the TFGM Cycle Design Guide new revision.
Please put comments suggestions with Page No.
Announced in 2015 as part of CCAG2. Manchester City Council, working in partnership with Transport for Greater Manchester and Salford City Council, is developing a City Centre Cycling Infrastructure Plan (CCCIP). The plan will:-
Provide a strategy to guide future investment
Provide a pipeline of cycling schemes
Prioritise cycling and transport infrastructure more effectively
Assist with bidding for future funding for investment in the city centre cycle network
A draft network plan (v3.2) was circulated at the 22nd March 2016 Stakeholder Workshop: https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B_1SI7iBXu3BN3dDbXpvSnRYYkE
GMCC has held its own workshops and discussions to produce its draft plan, the latest of which is: https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B_1SI7iBXu3BNjJDQ19rUjVEMWc
The University of Manchester has unveiled plans to turn Brunswick Street into a park—to be named Brunswick Park... the road will be blocked off to traffic and it will be replaced with an area of green public realm.
The park will sit in the heart of campus between the Simon and Williamson buildings. The area will be extensively landscaped and will feature pedestrian paths, cycle lanes, wildflower areas, trees, and benches.
The entire street will be converted and plans show a large circular area in outside the Zochonis, Roscoe, and Simon buildings, which leads to the Oxford Road along a wide paved area.
“Improved pathways” will be provided between Oxford Road and Upper Brook Street for pedestrians and cyclists.
Single lane [30mph] traffic with wider pavements, permanent parking bays, new bus lay-bys, bus stop relocation, dedicated [advisory, due to parking bays] [1.5m wide] cycle lanes [no buffer, so in the door zone] and improved public realm, closure of the junction of Bury New Road and Warwick Street and the [since withdrawn] introduction of a one-way system along Clifton Road.
2016-02-23 Report: https://councildecisions.bury.gov.uk/documents/s10166/Prestwich%20High%20Street%20Regeneration%20Scheme%20-%20Cabinet%20report%20for%202nd%20March%202016%20-%20Open%20report%20-%20Fina.pdf
2016-03-02 Members accepted recommendations to:
(a) Instruct officers to undertake detailed designs and obtain tenders in respect of delivering Proposal One subject to the following amendments and within the approved budget:
i) Clifton Road to remain open in both directions. The situation will be monitored for a period of 12 calendar months from completion of the scheme as to its effect on traffic flows, congestion and safety.
ii) The on street (adopted) parking bays to be reduced in length and additional street trees to be included to improve the aesthetic appearance. Parking bays to be subject to restrictions of 60 minutes with no return with 1 hour.
iii) Officers to work with Transport for Greater Manchester to ensure traffic light sequencing is maximised to reduce congestion.
(b) Delegate authority to the Chief Executive and the interim Executive Director of Resources and Regulation, in consultation with the Leader of the Council, to consider all tenders received and to approve the awarding of the contract to undertake the approved scheme within the approved budget.
(c) Instruct officers to seek opportunities to secure additional match funding and sponsorship specifically in respect to street furniture, signage and planting