Manchester 1 July 2019 Share this with Facebook Share this with Messenger Share this with Twitter Share this with Email Share this with Facebook Share this with WhatsApp Share this with Messenger Share this with Twitter Share Share this with These are external links and will open in a new window Email Share this with Email Facebook Share this with Facebook Messenger Share this with Messenger Messenger Share this with Messenger Twitter Share this with Twitter Pinterest Share this with Pinterest WhatsApp Share this with WhatsApp LinkedIn Share this with LinkedIn Copy this link https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-manchester-48826403 Read more about sharing. These are external links and will open in a new window Close share panel Teenagers aged 16 to 18 will be able to use free bus travel across Greater Manchester from September.The Our Pass travel card … [Read more...] about Free teen bus travel for Greater Manchester
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More than a dozen extra walking and cycling routes could be built across Greater Manchester as the mayor expands his vision for a vast ‘beeline’ network. The latest round of plans - including huge investments in Stockport, Salford and Wigan - are to be considered in principal tomorrow, although currently there is a significant shortfall in the funding required to build them. They would add 13 individual routes to 42 already agreed over the last year. If eventually built, the latest links would help create a 1,800-mile network of new routes stretching across all boroughs. The mayor said the schemes were ‘an exciting next step towards building the bee network’. “When complete it will be the largest joined-up walking and cycling network in the country," he said. “We’re embarking on an active travel revolution in Greater Manchester and I’m looking forward to the first Bee Network schemes opening later this year.” The first routes in the … [Read more...] about More planned cycle lanes across Greater Manchester revealed
An official call for an integrated transport system across Greater Manchester has been signed off by city-region leaders. In a week that saw Andy Burnham call for Northern to be stripped of its rail franchise, the combined authority agreed to respond to a national review by making further calls for devolved powers. More central funds for rough sleeping initiatives and reforms to the justice system were also discussed at Friday’s meeting of the combined authority. Here is a round-up of key decisions, including a succinct update on how Brexit is going. Rough sleeping More than £500k from central government will be shared across six districts as part of the Rough Sleeper Initiative. GM mayor Andy Burnham told colleagues Manchester, Salford, Tameside and Wigan received cash from the same Ministry of Housing, Communities & Local Government (MHCLG) fund last year and a further bid had been successful. The funds will therefore be distributed between the remaining six GM areas, … [Read more...] about The big decisions affecting Greater Manchester explained in full
Air pollution is Greater Manchester’s number one environmental public health problem – and it's time for change. With a focus on the need to protect our health and for a cleaner environment, Greater Manchester leaders have set out ambitious proposals to improve air quality. Take a closer look at what the plans could mean for you and how to get your voice heard. Why do we need a Clean Air Plan? Across the UK more than 60 areas have been instructed by government to improve air quality. Greater Manchester is one of those after more than 250 locations on around 150 roads were identified as needing action. This is to help meet the legal limits for harmful nitrogen dioxide (NO2) emissions which are often highest by busy roads and in large urban areas. It is well documented that NO2 can be harmful to your health, causing shortness of breath and coughing as it inflames the lining of the lungs. Older diesel vehicles are the main source of road-based NO2 emissions in Greater … [Read more...] about What is the plan for Greater Manchester to have cleaner air?
An influential rail industry body wants city regions like Greater Manchester to be given more powers to control their commuter rail services. The proposals represent another major call for public transport devolution from central government. The Rail Delivery Group (RDG), which represents train companies and Network Rail, has revealed its submissions to the Williams Rail Review, which was set up last September to look at the structure of the rail industry as a whole in the wake of the crippling timetable chaos of summer 2018. It's expected to publish recommendations for radical reform in the autum. The RDG suggests bodies like Transport for the North in 'mass commuter areas' should be allowed to govern over passenger trains in a shake-up to the current franchise system. And it said the London Overground network should be 'viewed as a model for future arrangements in other parts of the country'. The submissions were welcomed by the mayor of Greater Manchester Andy Burnham, who said the … [Read more...] about Call for Greater Manchester to be given more powers to run its rail services