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Save Streets Save Lives

During lockdown Greater Manchester has seen cycling trips increase by an average of 34%, with a weekday cycling peak reaching 170,000 trips.

In response to this, local authorities launched the #SafeStreetsSaveLives campaign to support social distancing during coronavirus lockdown and recovery, with £5m of emergency funding made available through the Mayor’s Cycling and Walking Challenge Fund.

Each district will be introducing measures that will most benefit their residents. You can find out more by contacting your local council, or by searching the #SafeStreetsSaveLives hashtag on social media.

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TfGM, on behalf of the GMCA and the local authorities, also submitted a £21.5m GM-wide funding bid to the Department for Transport, which includes plans for 200km of protected cycle lanes, 94km of which are on strategic routes.

The DfT has confirmed that an initial £3.1m will be provided to deliver the first phase of emergency transport measures. Councils are currently working through a prioritisation process to decide which measures will go ahead in this first phase of funding. This funding will enable the delivery of traffic calming measures and increased critical access to bikes.

So far, a number of measures have been implemented across GM including pedestrianised areas and key protected safe routes for journeys by bike. Below is information about some of the key temporary measures already in place and in planning, and links to further information from each district.