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Investing in the future

Making cycling an attractive travel choice in Greater Manchester

We see cycling as a convenient, attractive and safe travel choice for anyone, whatever their age or fitness.

We want the proportion of journeys made by bike to increase from 2 per cent today to 10% by 2025.


What we've done

We're building the infrastructure and providing support to make a truly cycle-friendly Greater Manchester, including:

  • 37 miles of largely segregated cycle lanes since 2013.
  • 9,000 people have had free bike training sessions.
  • Secure cycle hubs at bus, train and Metrolink stops, with more on the way.
  • Working with schools and colleges to promote cycling.

What we're doing

The next steps are:

  • 28 miles more new or improved cycle lanes by 2018.
  • Four cycle-friendly district centres to focus investment on cycle routes and parking.
  • More cycle and ride facilities and transport interchanges.
  • Better facilities in and around more schools and colleges.

These improvements have been partly funded by £42m from two Cycle City Ambition Grants, awarded by the Government, and the Local Sustainable Transport Fund.

See the full Greater Manchester Cycling Strategy.

See the latest version of the Greater Manchester Cycle Design Guidance (2014)


More investment in cycling

Also see: Bus priority package (including new priority and paths for cycling)