Chris Boardman, Greater Manchester’s Cycling and Walking Commissioner, has unveiled a ground-breaking plan to transform our region by changing the way we move. The Bee Network proposal is a vision to make Greater Manchester an easier place for people to get around on foot or by bike. The plan consists of more than 1,800 miles of routes and will be the largest joined-up system of walking and cycling networks in the UK.
In support of this ambition, the Mayor of Greater Manchester has allocated £160 million to the Mayor’s Cycling and Walking Challenge Fund (MCF).
As part of this initiative Trafford Council has been awarded funding from MCF to create Trafford’s first active neighbourhood in Flixton, Davyhulme East, Davyhulme West and Urmston.
To kick-start the project, we are inviting you to attend a launch event on Thursday 23 January 2020 from 7:00pm to 9:00pm at:
The Venue, 15 Westbourne Rd, Urmston M41 0XQ,
Come and tell us about the changes, the approach and solutions that you would like to see in creating an active neighbourhood in Urmston.
We want your views to develop proposals for the project. Concepts may include improvements on upgraded crossings, improved signage, new networks for cycling and walking schemes and much more.
Key aims of the project:
- More walking and cycling routes connecting communities
- Fully segregated routes along some of the busiest roads
- New crossings of busy roads or other physical barriers that divide communities
- Prioritising the movement of people over vehicles
- Environmentally friendly community spaces
Visit their Eventbrite Page to register your attendance.