Greater Manchester received something like £20 million to make cycling easier and safer a couple of years ago. On a visit today, Dynamo noticed some changes in Oxford Road:


but also some hazards outside the Town Hall:


Since Dynamo is currently on foot rather than a bike, it’s impossible to say what cycling around Manchester nowadays is really like. If anyone has any experience, please let us know. Presumably £20 million does make a difference . . . ?


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Dynamo is a cycling group, established in 1994, to work with official bodies, other cycling organisations and interested individuals to promote cycling as a safe, enjoyable and healthy means of transport.
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One Response to Manchester

  1. John Hardiman says:

    Pretty spectacular changes and already past critical mass to ensure bikes are commonplace and a normalised choice for getting about the university’s campuses and for some to get in and out of the city.

    Unfortunately only seen them from my van and on foot but some nice features like the live bike counter, segregation from traffic and clear division of pedestrian space. The three strips of half inch high paint before every pedestrian crossing on the other hand look pretty horrible to ride over on a road bike, bone shaking I would think when you’ve been riding butter smooth bike lane! I’ll try and get a picture next visit.

    For those that haven’t seen most of the space has been gained from stopping traffic from using the road previously two lanes each way and prioritising for busses in a single lane and bikes in their own while altering the pavement layout. A good example of how busses and bikes should be mixed not expected to share a lane which doesn’t work well for either. In some places the cycle lane passes to the side traffic lights allowing bikes to continue while busses and allowed vehicles are held. Worth a visit to see if you’re nearby.

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