Beelines – Chris Boardman’s plan to deliver a walking and cycling network for Greater Manchester

Following on from the publication of the Made to Move report in December 2017 by Greater Manchester’s walking and cycling commissioner, Chris Boardman. Today (27 June 2017) saw the launch of Chris Boardman’s plan for a 1,000 mile walking and cycling network with an initial 75 miles of fully protected on-road cycle lanes. Continue reading “Beelines – Chris Boardman’s plan to deliver a walking and cycling network for Greater Manchester”

Manchester United free match-day parking – End of season

It’s now the end of the football season and I thought I’d catch up on the match-day parking situation while going for a walk to the quays. As I wrote in my post at the start of the football season, we live close Manchester United’s Old Trafford stadium and are very familiar with the issues of match-day traffic and parking. Continue reading “Manchester United free match-day parking – End of season”

Made to Move – Chris Boardman’s plan to transform walking and cycling in Greater Manchester

On 15 December 2017, Greater Manchester’s walking and cycling commissioner, Chris Boardman published his much anticipated report. Here’s the official press release from GMCA and the report itself can be downloaded as a PDF. If you don’t want to download the report, you can view it below.  Continue reading “Made to Move – Chris Boardman’s plan to transform walking and cycling in Greater Manchester”

Davyhulme Road East, a collision waiting to happen

Davyhulme Road East is your typical suburban through road. For most of its length, it had two lanes, but widens to five lanes at the A56 / Chester Road end. Most of the road is residential, with a shopping parade at one end and two primary schools Victoria Park Junior School and St Ann’s R.C. Primary School. Continue reading “Davyhulme Road East, a collision waiting to happen”

Manchester United free match-day parking

If you’ve arrived here looking for free match-day parking for Manchester United, then you’ve come to the wrong place. May I suggest you consider using public transport, cycle or use one of the many park and ride services. If you really must drive, then don’t be dick and use one of the approved car parks rather than parking on the pavement. Using these car parks means your money goes directly to helping the local community and doesn’t end up in the pockets of the Glazers.

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