October 2018

A date for your diary…

The North West Active Travel Network runs occasional seminars and site visits at minimum cost to share good practice in promoting walking and cycling around the region.

Our next seminar has been booked for Wednesday 10 October 2018  at Manchester Cathedral Visitor Centre:  

Better Town Centres, by bike or foot

Our focus will be access to and within our typical towns  rather than major cities
Inner ring roads can be intimidating for pedestrians, acting as a barrier to walking into town centres from neighbouring areas. One-way streets and limited access discourage cycling into such centres. Parking on pavements means that people with pushchairs, wheelchairs or mobility scooters often are forced to  use the carriageway. It can be difficult to find solutions that suit everyone. Improving access to town centres by bike and foot is one way of reconnecting them to their surrounding areas and ensuring their survival.  

The likely price will be just £50, including lunch and refreshments with a concessionary rate available for volunteers.

Please make a note of the date and contact us if you have any ideas  you would like to share or are willing to give a talk at the seminar.   Detailed programme will be published soon.

Please forward these details to any colleagues you think may also be interested.