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Wythenshawe junction cycling debacle! Oh, #Manchester…

Below is a statement released by Manchester Friends of the Earth on 10th December.  It’s long, and complicated, and exactly the sort of vital work that is needed to stop councils and planners making completely ridiculous decisions.  If you care … Continue reading

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Friends of the Earth action – Ask your MP to say ‘No’ to higher evening fares in Greater #Manchester

From the Friends of the Earth site; Earlier in August, Northern Rail made the surprise announcement that they are planning to introduce higher peak fares for the evening rush hour. From 8th September, passengers either leaving or entering most of … Continue reading

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#Manchester cyclists (and others) – Pothole party Mon 30th June

It’s POTHOLE PARTY Time! Monday 30th June 2014 from 5pm @ Sandbar Join the Ultimate End-of-Bike-Month-Manchester-Pothole-Party to celebrate creative potholes, bad potholes and even hazards! Invite friends, family & strangers and let’s make it a memorable event in the history … Continue reading

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Greater #Manchester cycling website to be launched in June

I got sent an email by the chap, Alex Bailey. Website on cycling for transport to be launched during Bike Week This summer will see the official publication of a consumer guide to utility cycling. Cycling For Transport will be … Continue reading

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Contact your #Manchester (etc) councillors now about Space4cycling… (repost from Mad Cycle Lanes of Manchester)

from here. Space4cycling – contact your councillors now! Help create Space for Cycling by calling on your Councillors to pledge their support for high standards of cycle-friendly planning and design, and the funding needed to deliver this. Cycling needs to … Continue reading

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#Manchester #climate boss Kate Chappell on cycling, the coming Great Car Debate and much else

Councillor Kate Chappell is the Manchester City Council’s Executive Member for the Environment.” Here’s an interview, conducted Tuesday 8th April,  that touches upon “highway bores” (a good thing), potholes (a bad thing), the coming debate on the role of the … Continue reading

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Upcoming Event: Can #Manchester become a cycling city? Tues 8th April

Can Manchester become a cycling city? cities@manchester Urban Forum Tuesday 8 April, 6-8pm, International Anthony Burgess Foundation 3 Cambridge Street, Manchester, M1 5BY Cycling is increasingly becoming a preferred mode of transport in cities around the world. What is the … Continue reading

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Upcoming Event: ‘International Transport and Sustainable Development’ Thurs 30th Jan #Manchester

Tyndall Manchester invites you to attend the next talk in our seminar series ‘Globalisation and Sustainable Development: International Transport and Sustainable Development’ by Dr. Jonathan Köhler of the Fraunhofer Institut on Thursday 30th January (room C1, George Begg Building, Sackville … Continue reading

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Crosspost: Cyclists and pedestrians as ‘hazards’ for motorists. #wordlturnedupsidedown #takecaregtrmcr

Corking blogpost from Mad Cycle Lanes of Manchester. If only Labour politicians read it! #TAKECAREGTRMCR There is a whole road safety industry out there that seems to treat people who walk and cycle as vermin to be removed from the … Continue reading

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Polar Bear Facepalm: 9000 more car-parking spaces for #Manchester Airport

I defy you to make this stuff up.

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