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Plans announced for Greater Manchester cycling and walking networks

27 Jun 2018

The network – named Beelines – includes 75 miles of Dutch-style segregated lanes and will be the largest joined-up network in the UK

The plans, published today, have a combined cost of around £500m and represent a first step in £1.5bn planned investment.

The proposals, which are subject to formal approval by the Greater Manchester Combined Authority (GMCA) on Friday, 29 June, also include plans for 1,400 safer road crossings on the majority of routes and 25 ‘filtered neighbourhoods’, where priority will be given to the movement of people and where more public spaces to sit, play and socialise will be created.

The proposed routes and crossing points have also been published on open data website mappinggm.org.uk, where interested members of the public can collaborate on the plans for their area.

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