Created by Love Your Bike and supported by a range of businesses and organisations in Greater Manchester and nationally, Getting Moving argues for bold measures to make Greater Manchester a cycling city.
To help in tackling climate change, improving health and boosting the economy, the area should aim for the target of 20% of journeys under 5 miles being taken by bike by 2020. This will require ambitious policies, which need to include the manifesto five key asks:
- Cycling infrastructure should be high quality, consistent and appropriate.
- Cycling should be fully integrated into the public transport system.
- On-road cycling training courses should be provided free of charge for adults.
- Residential areas should have a default speed limit of 20mph.
- Campaigns to promote cycling from A to B should be bold, sustained and targeted.
The following organisations are signatories of the manifesto:
- Bolton Friends of the Earth
- British Cycling
- Creative Concern
- Cycling Embassy of Great Britain
- Greater Manchester Cycling Campaign
- Greater Manchester Public Health Network
- Kro Bars Manchester
- Manchester Friends of the Earth
- 20s Plenty
- Positive Impact
- Stockport Friends of the Earth
- Twisted Wheels
- University of Manchester Bicycle Users Group
- Unicorn Grocery