Greater Manchester wins more than £2.4 million to build safer streets

Greater Manchester has been awarded £2,400,856 to tackle anti-social behaviour and make streets safer for residents across the city-region. The Safer Streets Fund, launched by the Home Office, aims to tackle issues that blight communities by putting measures in place to prevent crime and anti-social behaviour and support victims. Manchester, Wigan and Stockport have all […]

Greater Manchester makes its case for investment-led, non charging Clean Air Plan

The case for a new investment-led, non-charging Greater Manchester Clean Air Plan has been published. The Case for a new Greater Manchester Clean Air Plan: Greater Manchester’s Clean Air Plan to tackle Nitrogen Dioxide Exceedances at the Roadside sets out evidence supporting an investment-led, non-charging Clean Air Plan as the best solution to address the roadside nitrogen dioxide […]

Andy Burnham wants more strategic roads to be covered in CAZ

The Mayor of Greater Manchester has called for Government to consider minimum air quality standards for parts of the strategic road network (SRN) to help reduce emissions. The region will have the UK’s largest clean air zone (CAZ), covering 10 boroughs and 2.8 million residents, when it goes live from May 30, 2022. However, Greater Manchester […]

Boardman appointed Greater Manchester’s first Transport Commissioner

Chris Boardman has been appointed Greater Manchester’s first Transport Commissioner, expanding his previous role as Cycling and Walking Commissioner, Greater Manchester’s mayor Andy Burnham has tasked the Olympic Gold Medallist with helping to accelerate the delivery of the Bee Network – a fully integrated transport system, including the roll-out of the UK’s largest cycling and […]

Several companies win work on Greater Manchester highways framework

A number of companies have won contracts as part of the £300 million Greater Manchester highways maintenance framework, led by Stockport and Bury Councils. The framework, which is open to all Greater Manchester councils, has been used by Stockport Council to create contracts over four years, with options to extend by a further four years […]

Greater Manchester to hold further consultation on its proposals to reform bus sector

Greater Manchester is preparing to hold a further consultation on its proposals to reform the bus market following work to understand the potential impact of Covid-19. At a meeting on Friday 27 November, Greater Manchester Combined Authority (GMCA) will be asked to give the go-ahead to a consultation on the potential impacts of Covid-19 on […]


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