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Pedalling into prosperity: the economics of cycling

Steve Connor reports on the social and economic benefits we can expect from increased levels of cycling across Greater Manchester and why it makes economic sense to invest in cycling infrastructure.

Why we should all campaign for safe cycle routes to schools

Melissa Henry reports on Sustrans' recent Campaign for Safer Streets.

Liz Newell speeds by the Brompton Dock at Piccadilly

City infrastructure and the great bicycle economy

With a further £20m to spend on cycling infrastructure, courtesy of its successful Vélocity funding bid, Greater Manchester is working hard to become a cycle-friendly city region, but what will be the economic impact?

Vélocity victory: £20 million to support cycling in Greater Manchester

Greater Manchester has been awarded £20 million from the Government’s ‘Cycle City Ambition Grant’ to help kick-start a campaign to encourage people to take up cycling.

Going Dutch? Greater Manchester builds a £20m bid for cycle superhighways

Greater Manchester has made a bid for £20 million to make cycling safer and easier across the city region. If successful this will be the first phase of an ambitious "Vélocity 2025" strategy which will see cycling in Greater Manchester transformed over the next 12 years.

Local Sustainable Transport Fund

Through the Local Sustainable Transport Fund, a £53 million scheme,  supported by the public, private and community sectors, Transport for Greater Manchester (TfGM) aim to help more people get to work using a well-connected transport system that is better, faster, greener, provides better travel choices. Improvements on the way include active travel , community transport, smart technology and choice.

www.tfgm.com/journey_planning/LTP3/Pages/LSTF.aspx

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