Scenic 32-mile cycle trail through Manchester and Salford launches

A scenic cycle which passes through cemeteries across Manchester and Salford has been organised to highlight a new bike trial.  Launched as a partnership between ‘Friends of’ groups in Manchester and Salford, as well as the respective local Councils, the bike trail will see a route charted through eight cemeteries in total, linking the two […]

Manchester seals bid to become European Capital of Cycling

Manchester City Council has won the bid to become the ACES European Capital of Cycling for 2024. A hugely significant moment for the cycling movement in Manchester, the Council is confident this accolade will act as a springboard for further investment and participation throughout the city. This achievement could not have been possible without the […]

Winners of Manchester City Council Highways Construction Work framework announced

Manchester City Council has awarded nine firms places on its latest Highways Construction Work framework to deliver transport infrastructure projects across the Greater Manchester, Lancashire and Cheshire roads network. The £100m framework will run for two years with an option for a further two-year extension. It has been split into lots covering small works up […]

Manchester City Council starts search for contractors for £100m of highways work

Manchester City Council has started the search for contractors to carry out £100m of highways work. The council has published an official notice seeking interest in a framework agreement for highways construction and general civils work, which it said could include bulk excavation, bridge construction and retaining walls. The framework is also open for use by other […]

Manchester City Council launches active travel consultation

Manchester City Council has launched a public consultation on its active travel plans. “For several year Manchester City Council has been working to deliver changes to our highway network which make it easier for people to access Active Travel. Whether that is walking, wheeling or cycling, creating a network of safe and accessible active travel […]

Council seeks powers to penalise drivers who break the rules of the road 

Manchester City Council could soon be able to fine motorists who break the rules of the road if an upcoming consultation is successful.  Under new guidelines local authorities are now able to apply for discretionary powers to enforce Moving Traffic Offences (MTOs), using powers that are currently only available to Greater Manchester Police.  These would […]


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