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The Workforce Walking Challenge "Leading the way to better health"

Lee Howarth

  • Book your free places using Eventbrite
  • Date: Saturday 19 August 2017 at 11am
  • Meeting point: Monton Unitarian Church Hall, Dukes Drive, Monton, M30 8AP
  • Easily accessible by public transport and free parking available

Come and take part in a celebration of The Salford Trail by walking a section of it with your workmates and colleagues. The challenge is to walk more than 500 miles collectively. Family members, friends and dogs are also welcome!

There will be different circular walks, each led by an experienced guide, to take part in ranging from two to six miles long. The walks will be followed by refreshments on the green in Monton at the front of the church, so bring a packed lunch or picnic.

Why are we doing the walk?

Evidence shows that walking improves physical activity, supports mental wellbeing, helps the local environment and enhances communities. Regular walking has been shown to reduce the risk of chronic illnesses, such as heart disease, type two diabetes, asthma, stroke and some cancers.

Around 20% of Salford is greenspace of one form or another, not including the vast areas of agricultural land and most of the green belt. The new Salford Trail is a 50 mile/80 kilometres walk and entirely within the boundaries of the City of Salford.

http://www.visitsalford.info/thesalfordtrail.htm

Carragh Teague

Transport for Greater Manchester

2 Piccadilly Place, Manchester, M1 3BG

Tel: 0161 244 1145

www.tfgm.com/walking  

#GMwalking

Salford Cycle Forum - September 2017

Lee Howarth

The next forum will be held at The Landing, Blue, MediaCityUK, M50 2ST. http://www.thelanding.org.uk/about/get-in-touch/#map-anchor

(for directions). Please come into the main Landing reception and they will be able to direct you to the Small Conference Suite.

The meeting starts at 6pm on Thursday 7th September and will include a demonstration of the new Mobike cycle share scheme.

Cycle parking is available outside the building or near the Piazza at MediaCityUK.

If anyone has any suggestions for agenda items, please let me know. We would be particularly interested in hearing from cycling groups or activities across Salford, or ideas about new projects.

Finally, please see the link below about a new residential cycle parking scheme we are piloting in Salford. If you would be interested in participating in the scheme, or have suggestions for bike hangar locations, please register here www.salford.gov.uk/bikehangars

If you need any more information, please let me know.

Many thanks,

Rose

Rose Featherby

Sustainable Transport Coordinator

I work Monday to Thursday

Infrastructure Team

Salford City Council

Swinton Civic Centre, Chorley Road, Swinton, M27 5AW

Tel: 0161 779 4861

E-mail: rose.featherby@salford.gov.uk or rose.featherby@urbanvision.org.uk

Web: www.salford.gov.uk

Travel gets smarter in Greater Manchester

Lee Howarth

Travelling in Greater Manchester just got smarter.

Thousands of passengers can now, for the first time, use a single smart card for all their journeys on any Greater Manchester tram and bus.

This latest development is the next phase of Transport for Greater Manchester’s (TfGM) get me there smart card system, working with operators through Greater Manchester Travelcards Ltd (GMTL), and is a further step forward towards delivering a fully integrated smart system across the city region.

The get me there smart card system makes it easy for users with a get me there account to view and purchase a range of products online, making travel easier and more flexible, with no need to carry cash or queue at ticket machines.

Season ticket holders will benefit from added security as any lost or stolen tickets and travelcards that have more than 7 days left to run will be replaced, with customers able to order new cards online.

As well as being able to buy a new range of multi-modal bus and tram products, new 16 – 18 and corporate smart cards have also been introduced.

The 16 – 18 card will allow almost 100,000 young people to enjoy half price bus travel, as announced by Greater Manchester’s Mayor Andy Burnham last month after a new offer was agreed with bus operators and GMTL – the industry body which manages multi-operator and multi-modal ticketing in Greater Manchester, with a half price 1-day ticket launching in September. 

Mayor of Greater Manchester, Andy Burnham, said: “The expansion of get me there will certainly help make travel easier and, for the first time, enable people across Greater Manchester to hop on and off trams and buses with their smartcard.

“Significantly, the 16 – 18 card will see the cost of a bus day ticket cut in half – reducing the cost of journeys and enabling our young people to more easily access work and leisure opportunities, training, education and skills.

“All this can only be good news and will, I hope, encourage more people than ever before to get on board with public transport, which will help to tackle congestion and air quality issues.”

Trevor Roberts, Chair of GMTL – which operates under the brand name System One – said: “We are pleased to work with our partners TfGM to deliver more products onto the smart platform. We have been working hard to get growth and encourage our current customers to make the switch and that is being delivered with more and more buying via get me there and other compatible smart cards.”

TfGM, with GMTL supporting multi-modal developments, remain committed to delivering the best possible fares and ticketing to the region’s public transport users and continues to work towards contactless account-based ticketing, where passengers use their bank card to touch in and touch out instead of a smart card.

Chair of the Transport for Greater Manchester Committee (TfGMC), Councillor Andrew Fender, said: “I’m delighted that today we’re launching a smart ticket that allows truly flexible, multi-modal travel on Greater Manchester’s trams and buses for the first time.

“We are on a journey with get me there and smart ticketing. We know the travelling public wants a world-class, integrated, pan-Northern smart ticketing system, and this latest development brings us a step closer towards realising this ambition.”

For information about the scheme visit www.getmethere.com, for information on public transport across Greater Manchester visit www.tfgm.com, call 0161 244 1000 (7am-8pm, Monday to Friday, and 8am-8pm at weekends and bank holidays) or follow @OfficialTfGM on Twitter.

Cycle Calming Trial on the MediaCityUK Footbridge

Lee Howarth

In recent weeks, we have engaged with a Landscape Architect on how we can improve the safety for both cyclists and pedestrians on the MediaCityUK footbridge.

Concerns have been registered with us by occupiers, visitors and residents, relating to the speed of cyclists on the footbridge and in particular when exiting on the MediaCityUK side between the BBC Quay House and Bridge House Buildings.
Cycle calming measures have previously been considered by the major tenants and occupiers at MediaCityUK.

From this coming Monday 31st July we will be installing a temporary bollard configuration, which will be one of four being considered. The different configurations will be trialled over the following two weeks, following which we will review their effectiveness before progressing a final solution.

Finally to encourage harmonious interaction on shared-use space at MediaCityUK, we ask all workers, residents and visitors, along with our stakeholders involved in the promotion of cycling, to support the MediaCityUK Code of Conduct which can be accessed using the link below:

http://travel.mediacityuk.co.uk/code-of-conduct/

We will keep you informed of any future developments but if you have any questions please contact us at gettinghere@mediacityuk.co.uk 

MediaCityUK Transport

Update on Metrolink work in Trafford Park throughout August

Lee Howarth

Dear Recipient,

TfGM would like to provide you with an update on Metrolink work in Trafford Park throughout August. Works planned are as follows:

·          Sir Alex Ferguson Way/Trafford Wharf Road/Victoria Place/ Trafford Park – There will be a one-way gyratory in operation on these roads as per the ‘TPL Victoria Place 2 (July 2017) from Wednesday 9th August - click here to open.

·          Sir Alex Ferguson Way - There will be a closure of Sir Alex Ferguson Way from its junction with Wharfside Way to its junction with the southerly kerb line of Victoria Place from Wednesday 9th August. This will not reopen to traffic once construction works are complete other than a left turn in as it is part of the permanent fixtures.  

 ·          Village Way – There will be an overnight closure of Village Way (Eastbound towards Manchester city centre) from Parkway Circle to Mosley Road. The closure will start on Saturday 26th August from 10pm until 10am (or until the completion of the gas pipe diversion work).

·          Ashbridge – There will be an overnight closure of Ashbridge from a point 150 metres east of its junction with Tenax Road to the end of the cul-de-sac. The closure will start on Saturday 26th August from 10pm until 10am (or until the completion of the gas pipe diversion work).

·          Bus Changes – There will be changes to the service number 24 bus route from 9th August as per the ‘Bus diversions v4 (from 9 Aug 2017) - click here to open

Please note that there will be signposted diversion routes in place for each of the above works and access to businesses will be maintained.

TfGM have also provided the following relevant notices of intent for your information (please click on each to open):

Temporary traffic management schemes – Trafford Park from 9 August 2017

TPL 0022 Stop Up Notice VW

TPL 0021 - One Way Notice - Mosley Road

TPL 0013 - Notice SAFW TWR VP One way

TPL 0012 PoD Notice SAFW

If you have any questions or queries regarding the above, or feel you or your business would benefit from a meeting or information event, please do not hesitate to contact a member of our team at MetrolinkTPL@tfgm.com or call us on 0161 244 1555 (lines open during office hours).

Kind Regards,

Bethan Stanway
Communications Officer

Transport for Greater Manchester

HSBC UK City Ride Manchester - Sunday 23rd July 2017

Lee Howarth

Sunday 23rd July 2017 - Event timings 11:00-16:00 - Road Closures from 05:00-18:00

Dear Resident / Business occupier,

The HSBC UK City Ride Manchester is a free, mass participation bicycle ride for families, children and young people, aimed at giving participants an enjoyable and safe city-centre cycling experience in a traffic free environment. It’s a great day out for all the family with lots to do both on and off a bike.

As you will be aware, events of this size inevitably involve changes to services and the introduction of traffic management measures. While we are putting plans in place to minimise disruption, road closures and diversions are required both to form the route and ensure the safety of participants and spectators.

Further below you will find a representative map showing the route; it also includes the areas that will be affected by closures and the closure timings. Please check the location of your property to see how your road and the surrounding area will be affected. This will also assist you in making decisions about the best way of travelling around the area on Sunday 23rd July.

Residents

We apologise for any inconvenience this may cause, but to ensure the safety of cyclists and event staff, there can be no vehicle access or movement onto or along the route itself during the scheduled road closure times.
Residents living directly on, or with secured parking off, any of the above roads, who need to use their cars on Sunday 23rd July between the scheduled road closure times should use alternative parking on nearby roads or car parks away from the roads affected. Please do not leave your vehicle parked on the route itself.

Businesses

As there can be no vehicle access anywhere along the route, businesses are advised to consider rearranging deliveries to arrive before the scheduled closure times or after the scheduled reopening times, as detailed above. We apologise for any inconvenience this may cause.

Bus information

A full list of bus route diversions on the day of HSBC UK City Ride Manchester will be available online from 27 June 2016 at www.tfgm.com/cityride . For enquiries on the day, please contact the TfGM Traveline on 0871 200 2233. (7am to 8pm, Monday to Friday, and 8am to 8pm at weekends and bank holidays)

Further information

If you have mobility issues, secure private parking or would normally receive deliveries between 05:00-18:00 on a Sunday please contact us on 0333 011 2776* or email cityride2017@outlook.com for further advice.

With your support, we plan to stage a successful free cycling community event that showcases Greater Manchester and further establishes its credentials as one of Europe’s top sporting cities. May we take this opportunity to thank you in advance for your patience and understanding in the lead up to and during this event.

*Please note: phone lines will be staffed Monday to Friday from 9am until 5pm and during the event weekend. Some local rate call charges may apply; please check with your network provider

Route map showing the following roads that will be closed from 05:00-18:00 on Sunday 23rd July 2017 (click here for a large image route map):

Road closures
The HSBC UK City Ride route will involve the closure of the following roads:

Manchester
Albert Square, Mount Street (between Peter Street and Albert Square), Southmill Street (between
Peter Street
and Albert Square), Deansgate (between Peter Street and Whitworth St West), Bridgwater Viaduct, 
Chester Road (from Bridgwater Viaduct to Cornbrook)

Trafford
Bridgwater Way, Wharfside Way (Westbound only from White City Circle to Sir Alex Ferguson Way), Sir
Alex
Ferguson Way (Formerly Water’s Reach Northbound only from Wharfside Way to Trafford Wharf Road)
Waterside, Trafford Wharf Road (from Sir Alex Ferguson Way to Elevator Road)

Salford
Trafford Road from White City Circle to Colgate Lane

Most roads will be closed between 06:00-17:00. Apart from Deansgate (from Whitworth Street West to Peter Street), Peter Street and Albert Square which will re-open by 18:00.
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