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.

In autumn 2019 we backed the Better Buses for Greater Manchester campaign.

CURRENT ACTIVITIES: Transport

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.

EVENTS

Apr 2020
20th
Remote meeting: Manchester Friends of the Earth nature campaign meeting
6:30pm-8:30pm at Green Fish Resource Centre
nature
MFoE Organising
Apr 2020
24th
CANCELLED: Bike Friday (various locations)
8:00am-8:45am at Greater Manchester
transport
MFoE Organising
May 2020
11th
GM Moving Conference 2020
9:00am-4:00pm at Etihad Stadium
transport
May 2020
23rd
Postponed: Envirolution Festival 2020! (Envirolution is TEN!)
1:00pm-7:00pm at Platt Fields Park
MFoE Attending
May 2020
29th
CANCELLED: Bike Friday (various locations)
8:00am-8:45am at Greater Manchester
transport
MFoE Organising
Jun 2020
9th
Airport Cities Development Conference (Built Environment Networking event)
8:00am-4:30pm at Concorde Conference Centre
transport
Jun 2020
26th
CANCELLED: Bike Friday (various locations)
8:00am-8:45am at Greater Manchester
transport
MFoE Organising
Jul 2020
31st
CANCELLED: Bike Friday (various locations)
8:00am-8:45am at Greater Manchester
transport
MFoE Organising
Aug 2020
28th
CANCELLED: Bike Friday (various locations)
8:00am-8:45am at Greater Manchester
transport
MFoE Organising
Sep 2020
25th
CANCELLED: Bike Friday (various locations)
8:00am-8:45am at Greater Manchester
transport
MFoE Organising


See more events organised by Manchester Friends of the Earth and other organisations on our calendar.