A #Manchester “cycling revolution” just a mouse click away? Sign the petition…

Transport for Greater Manchester are trying to get some money out of central Government to improve cycling in the city.  Why not help them out, it will take literally a second.  No registration, no spam – just one second… Click here.

Here’s their blurb:

Our vision to transform cycling in Greater Manchester – help us make it happen

A cycling revolution is within Greater Manchester’s grasp. A revolution that shows we’re as serious about cycling as cities such as Berlin, Amsterdam and Copenhagen.

But we need your support to make this vision a reality. Pledge your support right now by clicking the link on this page from your home computer, tablet or smartphone.

To ensure we get a true picture of support, the link will only accept one click from each IP address, so if you’re accessing this page from work and a colleague has already pledged, you’ll need to access the page via a different method or device.

Greater Manchester is bidding for up to £20 million of government investment, to be spent over two years, to make cycling safer and easier.

Most of this investment will be in a series of more continental-style, largely segregated, cycle routes within the heart of the conurbation, together with the delivery of a number of cycle and ride stations.

And to get more people on their bikes using these new facilities, we’ll deliver a programme of promotion and engagement designed to trigger a generational shift that has the potential to ‘mainstream’ cycling.

If approved, our bid would unlock further investment in cycling across Greater Manchester from public and private partners over a 10 year period, and would build on almost £40 million of DfT investment that we’ve already secured from the DfT’s Local Sustainable Transport Fund, including new cycling facilities and support services.

With significant future funding secured, our ambition is to deliver improvements and investment which radically raise the levels of cycling in Greater Manchester by 2025.

We need funding from government to kick-start this dramatic transformation, but to win this funding we need to show that we have the wider community on board.

And that’s where you can help.

You can show your support for our plans – for major investment in cycling in Greater Manchester – by simply clicking on the pledge link.

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