You can read our 2010 April Election Special Newsletter as a pdf.
Spring is here and along with the warmer weather, longer daylight and the Easter Holidays coming up – the Love Your Bike campaigners are encouraging people in Manchester to resurrect their bikes and join one of the Bike Friday cycle … Continue reading
Manchester FoE’s response (pdf) to the consultation on the Transport Strategy for Manchester City Centre was submitted on 19th March 2010.
…Pete Abel, from the Love Your Bike campaign, said: “We welcome the decision to increase cycle parking provision, although we need to make sure the money is spent on stuff that works and is in the right place.” …Read full … Continue reading
In the run-up to the Copenhagen climate summit, Manchester FoE, along with other environmental campaigning groups and Manchester residents, joined thousands in London for the Wave, the world’s biggest Climate Change march. On December 5, two trains chartered by the … Continue reading
Manchester FoE activists certainly were, reports Sarah. Six of us joined thousands of international protesters to join the Flood demonstrations at the Copenhagen climate summit. Georgia, Cat, Wendy, Ricky, James and I met other FoE activists at London St Pancras … Continue reading
For all the sound and fury, it’s fair to say not much, reports Ben. Friends of the Earth and other campaign groups had been campaigning for a strong deal. The result of the negotiations, the Copenhagen Accord, was neither strong, … Continue reading
If people choose to cycle more and drive less, that’s good news for stopping climate change and good news for our health, transport campaigner Graeme reports. The Transport campaign, under its ‘Love Your Bike’ banner, has been highlighting both of … Continue reading
We’re all beginning to understand that eating less meat and dairy is good for the environment-but that doesn’t mean we have to give up chocolate cake! Jonathan Berens provides this yummy recipe: For the cake • 340g self-raising white flour … Continue reading
Hosting Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change Ed Miliband’s last public meeting before he made his way to Copenhagen was Manchester FoE’s most prestigious moment of 2009, writes Catherine. Ed Miliband had run a series of public debates … Continue reading
You can read our March 2010 Newsletter as a pdf.
On Friday 26th February during its Bike Friday ride, the Love Your Bike campaign will be promoting a survey asking cyclists to recount their experiences of sharing road space with buses in Greater Manchester. 
Pro-biking campaign groups iron out the differences between themselves and Manchester’s transport authority over the thorny issue of travelling with bikes. …Read full article.
Cyclists have welcomed a move by transport bosses to set up a review into whether bikes can be taken onto Metrolink trams. …Read full article.
ENVIRONMENTAL campaigners are celebrating after they achieved the “best possible outcome” in the fight against the Metrolink bike ban. The Greater Manchester Integrated Transport Authority (GMITA) decided on Friday, February 12th, to set-up a cross-working group that would look into … Continue reading
A transport study is expected to resolve the issue of whether bicycles can be taken on trams in Manchester. Cycle groups claim that bikes are welcome on other tram systems in Europe and they want Metrolink to follow suit. To … Continue reading
Photo Opportunity:Friday 12th Feb, 9.30am. Love Your Bike campaigners will betaking a range of folding items on a tram journey from St Peter’s Square to protest at ban on bicycles.
A bike ban on Manchester’s tram system is to be re-considered after an agreement to set up a working party to consider the issue. Presently, all bicycles are banned on Manchester’s tram system, even Brompton-style folding bikes (unless they’re in … Continue reading
Love Your Bike campaigners are taking ironing boards and a range of other folding items on trams in Manchester to highlight the contradictions in the Metrolink policy that bans anyone from travelling with a folding bicycle that hasn’t been put … Continue reading
In the run up to Valentine’s Day on Sunday 14th February, Love Your Bike campaigners will be delivering scrumptious chocolates to council, health and business leaders in Greater Manchester to deliver the sweet message that cycling can help people get … Continue reading