Daily Blog 03/18/2011

  • As part of the Metrolink tram Didsbury extension, the Greater Manchester Passenger Transport Executive (GMPTE) is planning to install a series of steps into the Trans-Pennine Trail instead of using ramp access as previously planned. If this is allowed to happen it will effectively make this part of the 215 mile coast-to-coast walking and cycling route impassable for many people.

    Manchester Friends of the Earth support the extension of Metrolink tram system, but believe that it should not be at the expense of existing active travel (walking and cycling) facilities. We are working together with Sustrans and the Trans Pennine Trail user groups to encourage GMPTE and Manchester City Council to come up with a better plan.

    tags: manchester cycling tram

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