* Political leadership & governance that facilitate the transition to a cycling city
* High standards of design to enable all people to cycle confidently and safely
* Sustained promotion of cycling as a mode of transport
* Safe cycling and safe driving through facilitation and enforcement
* Integration of cycling with other modes of transport
By appointing, Chris Boardman as Cycling & Walking Commissioner, Andy Burnham, the new GM Mayor has demonstrated political leadership on cycling & walking.
TFGM ‘has a target of 10% of all journeys in Greater Manchester to be made by bicycle by 2025, for this to happen it will take all those with the power to step up and be counted, showing their real commitments to bring a truly cycling friendly city.
“The Oxford Road scheme has shown what is possible and we fully support Chris Boardman’s plans for similar cycle routes across Greater Manchester.
In an interview with the Guardian, Chris Boardman said:he wanted to “spend ‘billions’ redesigning the region’s streets and is exploring the possibility of closing parts of Manchester city centre to motorised traffic – including, potentially, the main thoroughfare of Deansgate, which runs from the Castlefield canal district right down to the shopping area of Market Street.”