transport campaign

A shift towards more sustainable modes of transport is good news for our health, communities and the environment, both locally and globally. It is a vital step in reducing the emissions causing climate change. Manchester Friends of the Earth campaigns for cycling, walking, alternative fuels and quality public transport to be at the heart of policies on how we get around. We also believe that it is important to reduce the need to travel by, for example, promoting the use and development of local shops and services.


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Love Your Bike’s response to the Chorlton Cycling and Walking route consultation

Manchester City Council are recently held a consultation on a 5km, £13.4 million proposed cycling and walking route from Chorlton to Manchester.  The proposed 5km route will run along Barlow Moor Road, through Chorlton and then Manchester Road, Upper Chorlton Road … Continue reading

17th Feb 2019


Save the Stockport Metroshuttle

Stockport Council is planning to scrap the free Metroshuttle bus service in Stockport town centre. 

9th Feb 2019


It’s time for free bus travel as new figures expected to show Department for Transport failing on climate change (Friends of the Earth)

Annual greenhouse gas emissions data released today Move to electric cars needed, but alone won’t solve the problem says new research Friends of the Earth propose free bus travel as part of sensible solution

5th Feb 2019

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Converting street parking into cycle lanes

There is an excellent article from CityLab March in 2015, which is a summary of twelve studies done on this question. In case you don’t have time to read it, the recurring themes across the studies it mentions are That … Continue reading

8th Jan 2019

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All I want for Christmas is Clean Air – send a Christmas Card to your council leader!

Greater Manchester will soon be deciding on its Clear Air Plan and we need urgent action to reduce air pollution and help us breathe more easily.  Manchester has the highest rate of hospital admissions for asthma in the country and … Continue reading

18th Dec 2018


Revealed: The Impact of Winter Hill and Saddleworth Moor Fires on Air Quality in Greater Manchester (IPPR North)

The devastating fires at Winter Hill and Saddleworth Moor are likely to have had a shocking impact on the air breathed by people in Greater Manchester, according to new analysis by the leading think-tank for the North of England.

17th Dec 2018

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Show your support for the Chorlton to Manchester Cycle Way!

Love Your Bike, Manchester Friends of the Earth’s cycle campaign, have launched a simple online action to encourage people to show their support for the Chorlton to Manchester Cycle Way. [1]

5th Dec 2018


Levenshulme parents air pollution investigation reveals shocking results (Levy Clean Air)

An investigation by a group of Levenshulme parents into air pollution across the Manchester suburb has revealed shocking levels of air pollution, either approaching or over illegal levels.

3rd Dec 2018

Chorlton Cycling and Walking Way (Manchester City Council)

Support the Chorlton Cycling and Walking Route

Manchester City Council are leading a consultation on a 5km, £13.4 million proposed cycling and walking route from Chorlton to Manchester. You can show your support with this simple email action, created by Love Your Bike.



Time is running out to save Wales’ Amazon rainforest.

The Welsh Government wants to bulldoze through the Gwent Levels – Wales’ equivalent of the Amazon rainforest for their diversity of wildlife – to build a new 14-mile-long six-lane motorway. Gwent Wildlife Trust urgently needs your help to stop their destruction.

2nd Dec 2018