First six Greater Manchester Cycleways officially opened
Simon MacMichael September 2 2016
Routes form part of £42 million Cycle City programme
Greater Manchester Cycleways (source TfGM).
Transport for Greater Manchester (TfGM) has officially launched the first six cycleways under its £42 million Cycle City programme, and is encouraging people to switch to two wheels for their commute.
The six routes completed to date, formally launched yesterday, have been completed at a cost of £20 million, much of the cost met by the Department for Transport’s Cycle City Ambition programme.
TfGM developed the routes in partnership with the five local authorities whose areas they pass through – Manchester City, Salford City, and the boroughs of Stockport, Tameside and Trafford.
Councillor Chris Paul, who is cycling champion on the TfGM committee, said: “We’ve got big ambitions for cycling in Greater Manchester and we’re already beginning to see more and more people getting around by bike.