Launch of Beewasy

In June last year we launched our ambitious plans for a city-region wide walking and cycling scheme: The Bee Network. Made up of 1,000 miles of routes, including 75 miles of Dutch-style segregated bike lanes the proposed network would connect every community across Greater Manchester and make walking and cycling a real alternative to the car. The plans also include 1,400 safer road crossings and 25 filtered neighbourhoods.

Increasing walking and cycling will help tackle congestion in the city-region, while also improving air quality and boosting people’s health and fitness.

Andy Burnham, the Mayor of Greater Manchester, and Chris Boardman, Greater Manchester’s Cycling and Walking Commissioner, launched the scheme with the announcement that £160 million from the Transforming Cities Fund would be used to fund the first phase.

Since the launch a new cycling and walking scheme has been launched at Saddle Junction in Wigan and a consultation has been launched into a new walking and cycling scheme connecting Chorlton with Manchester city centre.