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.


Fight for Clean Air in Greater Manchester

15th Jun 2021

take action

We’re working with the British Lung Foundation to call for action on clean air in Greater Manchester. Take our simple online action: send a letter to Andy Burnham.

		 




ACTIVITIES

Please support a GM Clean Air Zone - respond to the Clean Air Plan consultation

14th Nov 2020

Air pollution is a public health emergency and action is urgently required. Greater Manchester is currently consulting on plans to introduce a charging Clean Air Zone (CAZ), and we need your support to make this happen.

Cycle Hoop

Ask your Councillors for on-street cycle storage!

10th Jun 2020

Read on to find out how to get secure cycle storage on your street.

Ask the Government to give the green light to “implied zebras”

1st May 2020

Crossing roads can be a lottery at the best of times, never mind if you have limited vision or mobility. But there’s a simple way to make our neighbourhoods safer for everyone - implied zebra crossings.

Car-free in the twenty minute city

11th Mar 2020

event report

Imagine a city centre where you can get anywhere easily and safely. Where you can hear birdsong and breathe clean air. Where green spaces nestle amongst beautiful heritage and architecture. Where business, education and people flourish.

CURRENT CAMPAIGNS

Air Quality

Greater Manchester’s air pollution problem presents health and environmental challenges to the conurbation.

Bike Friday

Whether you’re new to cycling, returning to your bike after a break, or cycle every day, join us on our monthly rides (except December). We ride at a moderate pace and have experienced ride leaders. It is entirely law-abiding – we do not try to slow down the traffic. All welcome (bring a bike).

Love Your Bike

The Love Your Bike campaign is based in Greater Manchester. We aim to promote cycling and to help make it an attractive, accessible and fun way to get around. Cycling is far more than a leisure activity: it is the low-carbon transport of the future. Co-ordinated by Manchester Friends of the Earth, we aim to work closely with other like-minded organisations.

Public Transport

We campaign for an affordable, reliable and sustainable public transport service for all. Investing in good public transport brings wide benefits for social inclusion, air quality and congestion.