Transport for Greater Manchester launcheds new active travel website

30 March 2021

TfGM has also launched a new active travel website, a one-stop-shop for all things related to cycling and walking.

The website showcases Greater Manchester’s plans to deliver the UK’s largest cycling and walking network – The Bee Network. The website features an interactive map, which shows people which routes are completed, under construction or out for consultation. It also highlights the destinations that are within a 15-minute walk and a 15-minute bike ride of their front door. 

The website can be used to book cycling confidence sessions, get tips and practical information, as well as the latest news about the city-region’s plans.

Greater Manchester’s cycling and walking commissioner, Chris Boardman, said: “It’s fantastic that half of people living in Greater Manchester have said they plan to travel more on foot or by bike post-COVID. Many have tried it during lockdown and they’ve decided it’s a daily habit that they want to keep. We intend to make sure they have the safe space to do it.

“We’re now well into our first year of delivery for the Bee Network, with 55 miles of safe routes and 17 Active Neighbourhoods planned before the end of the year. As activity increases, now is the perfect time to launch our new website to showcase all the fantastic new routes and street improvements being delivered in the coming months. I’d encourage residents to take a look and see what’s happening near where they live and work.”