The North West Active Travel Network runs occasional seminars and site visits at minimum cost to share good practice in promoting walking and cycling around the region.
Our focus will be access to and within our typical towns rather than major cities
Inner ring roads can be intimidating for pedestrians, acting as a barrier to walking into town centres from neighbouring areas. One-way streets and limited access discourage cycling into such centres. Parking on pavements means that people with pushchairs, wheelchairs or mobility scooters often are forced to use the carriageway. It can be difficult to find solutions that suit everyone. Improving access to town centres by bike and foot is one way of reconnecting them to their surrounding areas and ensuring their survival.
Standard price £50 (£30 reduced rate)
Lunch and refreshments included
Jess Read, Principal Traffic Engineer, Witteveen + Bos UK
Steve Essex, Transport Initiatives
Jon Little, Bespoke Transport Consulting: Talk on the Waltham Forest mini-Holland
Sue Stevenson, Head of Highways and Transportation, Stockport Council
The detailed programme will be published shortly.
Please join us for interesting talks and discussions on how to improve the town centre environment and improve access to town centres for those choosing to cycle or walk!
What are my transport/parking options for getting to and from the event?
The venue is immediately opposite the historic Manchester Cathedral, a short walk from Manchester Victoria Station or Metrolink stations Manchester Victoria and Exchange Square. For travel directions, use the Transport for Greater Manchester Journey Planner or further directions are available here.
Car parking: There are no car parking spaces available at the Cathedral, but there is a Q-Park Deansgate North which is located at 2 Chapel Street, Manchester, just a few minutes walk away, where discounted parking is available if you pre-book.
Bicycle parking: On-street bicycle parking is available outside the venue. Unfortunately only folding bicycles can be taken inside the venue.
The Conference Venue is fully accessible, please contact Manchester Cathedral Visitor Centre
Wed 10 October 2018
10:00 – 16:00 BST
Manchester Cathedral Visitor Centre
10 Cateaton Street