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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.


More investment in cycling

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