Saturday, December 16th 2017 at 3:53PM GMT
Transport minister Jesse Norman said he is “excited” about Greater Manchester’s new 10-year £1.5bn plan to get more people walking and cycling. He also passed on his congratulations to the architect of the plan: Chris Boardman.
Boardman’s “Made to Move” plan was also welcomed by Greater Manchester’s Mayor Andy Burnham, and it was unanimously accepted by the ten leaders at a meeting yesterday of the Greater Manchester Combined Authority.
British Cycling CEO Julie Harrington said the plan might not just have impact in Greater Manchester, where British Cycling is based, but could “create a blueprint” to change much of the rest of Britain, too.
Must say I am very excited to see these developments. Congratulations. https://twitter.com/chris_boardman/status/941706702059122689 …
— Jesse Norman (@Jesse_Norman)
Norman is one of the “best” recent ministers for cycling, a number of stakeholder leaders have told BikeBiz recently.
Here he is in action on an e-cargobike in his Hereford constituency …
@Jesse_Norman the government transport Minister visited Pedicargo today and tried out some E-Cargobikes. The future of last mile delivery.
— Will Vaughan (@wfvaughan)