Greater Manchester Active Travel Fund

Opens 31 Jan 2021

Closes 31 Dec 2021

Overview

Greater Manchester is on a mission to make on foot and by bike travel the natural choice for everyday journeys. The city region's plans are underpinned by the Bee Network - a proposal for Greater Manchester to become the very first city-region in the UK to have a fully joined-up cycling and walking network: the most comprehensive in Britain covering 1,800 miles.

Our aim is to make the region a nicer place to live, work, get on and grow old and to connect every neighbourhood and community, while helping people be less dependent on cars.

During the pandemic, unprecedented levels of walking and cycling have been recorded across the UK. To support this, as part of an Active Travel Fund (ATF), Government has committed £2 billion to support the development of interventions to make safe spaces for cycling and walking.

Greater Manchester has been awarded £15.97 million of this funding to deliver 24 miles of cycling and walking routes and dozens of new neighbourhood interventions.

The funding will be used to deliver measures including:

  • ‘School Streets’, where streets around schools are closed to motorists at school times
  • Low-traffic neighbourhoods (LTNs), where residential side streets are closed to through traffic to stop rat-running
  • Segregated cycle lanes
  • Pedestrian improvements

On behalf of the GMCA, Transport for Greater Manchester (TfGM) and Greater Manchester’s Local Authorities have developed a programme of work to meet the funding criteria. This programme of work is in addition to the significant level of investment underway to deliver the Bee Network.

In early 2021, Greater Manchester will be consulting on the proposed schemes with a view to having schemes delivered by 31 March 2022.

Why we are consulting

We are keen to get input from residents and stakeholders on specific schemes and programme level activity so that your views influence the plans and inform decision making.

We will post GM-level consultations on this page for you to contribute to when they go live. In the meantime, please see below for a high-level consultations plan which sets out our approach to the forthcoming consultation and engagement.

When specific local authority scheme consultations are live, they will be accessible via the following links:

This consultation will open on 31 Jan 2021. Please come back on or after this date to give us your views.

Audiences

  • General public

Interests

  • Combined Authority
  • Transport