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Your support needed for Greater Manchester’s £20 million cycling bid

by Iain Roberts on 26 April, 2013

Greater Manchester Combined Authority and Transport for Greater Manchester are about to submit a bid to the Department for Transport’s Cycle City Ambition Grant.

We are bidding for up to £20 million of government investment, to be spent over two years, to make cycling safer and easier.

This would take the form of a series of more continental-style, largely segregated, cycle routes within the heart of the conurbation, together with the delivery of a number of cycle and ride stations.

And to get more people on their bikes using these new facilities, we’d deliver a programme of promotion and engagement designed to trigger a generational shift that has the potential to ‘mainstream’ cycling.

If approved, our bid would unlock further investment in cycling across Greater Manchester from public and private partners over a ten-year period.

We need the funding from government to kick-start this dramatic transformation – and that’s where you can help.

You can show your support for our plans – for major investment in cycling in Greater Manchester – by encouraging colleagues, contacts, Twitter followers, friends and family to visit our pledge page and simply click on the pledge link:

http://cycling.tfgm.com/velocity/

To ensure a true picture of support, only one pledge from each IP address can be accepted. If you are trying to pledge from a corporate email the system will only allow one address to register.

You are urged to pledge your support as an individual from a personal system .

Please also share the link via email, Facebook, Twitter and personal blogs so as many people as possible know about – and back – our bid.

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