Transport Seminar Series
Wednesday 5th November, 17:30
Room SG1 Samuel Alexander Building (south part)
Steve Connor – Creative Concern / VeloCITY Bid
‘How can core cities become cycling cities?‘
The Transport Seminars programme is jointly organised by Dr David Ling and Dr Philip Bell in collaboration with Transport for Greater Manchester, the Chartered Institute of Logistics & Transport, and the Greater Manchester Council for Voluntary Organisations. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
On Monday 22nd September, taking advantage of the Labour Party Conference being in town, Greater Manchester Cycling Campaign organised a Space4Cycling mass ride from All Saints’ Park to Barbirolli Square, just by the Manchester Central conference centre. As you can see in the picture, a good number of cyclists attended and some short speeches were given by various Labour councillors, from Manchester and further afield, in support of increasing the per capita expenditure on cycling from below £10/head to the ‘Dutch level’ of about £20/head. Sceptical noises from the crowd notwithstanding, the event was good-humoured and drew a lot of attention from passers-by in the city centre.