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First Bee Network launch

First Bee Network project complete along the Bridgewater Canal

The first scheme of Greater Manchester’s Bee Network has opened in Wigan.

Formerly known as the Muddy Mile, the scheme has consisted of improvements to the Bridgewater Canal Towpath in Astley and was opened by Greater Manchester Mayor, Andy Burnham and Cycling and Walking Commissioner, Chris Boardman.

Bolton CYCLOPS junction visualisation

New approach to junction design applauded both nationally and internationally

Transport for Greater Manchester traffic engineers have developed a unique approach to junction design, CYCLOPS, that separates cyclists from motor traffic, reducing the possibility of collisions or conflicts.

Bee Network Schematic - July 2019

Greater Manchester’s Bee Network increases to 1,800 miles as £134m of new cycling and walking schemes announced

One year on from the launch of its proposals for the UK’s largest cycling and walking network, Transport for Greater Manchester (TfGM) has today published an updated Bee Network map which has seen the total length of the network increase by 77% - from almost 1,000 miles to more than 1,800 miles. The total number of new and upgraded crossings has also increased from 2,000 to 2,400.

Chris Boardman

Work starts on the first Bee Network project: Wigan’s Muddy Mile

Work has begun to deliver the first scheme as part of Greater Manchester’s Bee Network - a plan for the UK’s largest cycling and walking network launched in 2018 by Cycling and Walking Commissioner Chris Boardman.

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Bumper boost to the Bee Network: £137 million investment announced

A total of 18 new cycling and walking schemes with a total value of £137m will be considered by Greater Manchester Combined Authority as part of Greater Manchester’s Bee Network.

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Saddle up for new Saddle junction

Chris Boardman was joined by councillors, local cyclists and walkers to try out the new cycleway at Saddle junction. This is one of the town’s busiest road junctions and now has a network of cycleways and crossing points, which are completely separated from six lanes of motor traffic.

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Three new cycling and walking projects announced

Three new projects have been put forward for funding. If approved, it would see around £5.7 million provided from the Mayor’s Cycling and Walking Challenge Fund with a further £15.1 million coming from council contributions.


Six new cycling and walking projects announced across Greater Manchester

The latest high-profile projects to be built as part of cycling and walking master plan will be considered by Greater Manchester Combined Authority.


First projects to kickstart Greater Manchester’s cycling and walking network announced

A number of high-profile cycling and walking schemes and upgrades will be considered by the Greater Manchester Combined Authority (GMCA) next week.


Greater Manchester signs up to internationally-renowned walking and cycling design standards

Following in the footsteps of world-leading cycling cities such as Portland and Vancouver, Greater Manchester is to adopt the National Association of City Transportation Officials’ (NACTO)


Cycle boost for Trafford

We’ve started to provide more space and protection for people travelling by bike in Trafford.


‘Beelines’ – the UK’s largest cycling and walking network

Chris Boardman, Greater Manchester’s Cycling and Walking Commissioner, has unveiled an innovative new plan to create a city-region-wide cycling and walking network made up of more than 1,000 miles of routes, including 75 miles of Dutch-style segregated bike lanes.


Saddle up for the Saddle upgrade

Work to transform one of Wigan’s busiest road junctions to further improve journeys for all road users will start next month.


Chris Boardman puts best foot forward for Wellbeing Walk

Cycling and Walking Commissioner, Chris Boardman joined strollers at the Whitworth Art Gallery as part of our Greater Manchester Walking Festival.