I see this as a little Easter present to all the Greater Manchester residents, actually.
Last week saw the launch of the Greater Manchester Cycling Manifesto!
The manifesto’s 5 principle keys are:
- Cycling infrastructure should be high quality, consistent and appropriate.
- Cycling should be fully integrated into the public transport system.
- On-road cycling training courses should be provided free of charge for adults.
- Residential areas should have a default speed limit of 20mph.
- Campaigns to promote cycling from A to B should be bold, sustained and targeted.
A fantastic charter drafted and created by the brilliant people of Love Your Bike and supported by a range of businesses and organisations of GM.
Please go read it, share it and enjoy it, because I do think this is a milestone for GM worth popping a bottle of bubbly… OK…. at least enjoy it with a nice cuppa eh?!
You know how much I believe in cycling to create a liveable and an enjoyable city, with much reduced level of congestion for a Manchester returned to a people-scale, which is what it deserves. This, for me, is a tangible step towards all that!