August Critical Mass comes as summer is beginning to fade, with autumn and darker evenings on the horizon. After a couple of weeks of distinctly autumnal weather, we were greeted to a return of the summer sunshine. Continue reading “Manchester Critical Mass – August 2018”
The Stretford Cycleway has been a long time coming, it now seems an age since it was first discussed at the Trafford Cycle Forum. Its origins are from a very different time, prior to Greater Manchester having a mayor or cycling and walking commissioner and Trafford Council changing leadership. Funding was from the old CCAG2 pot, with the financial limitation having quite an impact on the scheme. Continue reading “Progress on the Stretford Cycleway – August 2018”
For those that don’t know, Bee in the City is a sculpture trail taking place across Manchester, summer 2018. It consists of over 100 giant and 130 medium bee sculptures that have each been decorated by different artists. It’s similar to the cow parade that visited Manchester back in 2004 (was it really that long ago?).
July’s Critical Mass was the first I’ve been to since April, and it definitely felt like a while since the last one. The forecast was threatening thunder storms, but we were treated to glorious sunshine and warm weather. A little too warm, if anything. Continue reading “Manchester Critical Mass – July 2018”
For the second year of the HSBC sponsored Let’s Ride event, we were treated to a completely new route. For the past few years, the route has gone from the city centre to Salford Quays. This year, the new route took us down Oxford Road to Whitworth Park, to the south of the city. Continue reading “Let’s Ride Manchester – July 2018”
Following on from the publication of the Made to Move report in December 2017 by Greater Manchester’s walking and cycling commissioner, Chris Boardman. Today (27 June 2017) saw the launch of Chris Boardman’s plan for a 1,000 mile walking and cycling network with an initial 75 miles of fully protected on-road cycle lanes. Continue reading “Beelines – Chris Boardman’s plan to deliver a walking and cycling network for Greater Manchester”
I’ve previously covered the issues on Davyhulme Road East and the proposed junction improvements from Trafford Council in the post Davyhulme Road East, a collision waiting to happen.
It’s now the end of the football season and I thought I’d catch up on the match-day parking situation while going for a walk to the quays. As I wrote in my post at the start of the football season, we live close Manchester United’s Old Trafford stadium and are very familiar with the issues of match-day traffic and parking. Continue reading “Manchester United free match-day parking – End of season”
April’s Critical Mass was the first I’ve been to since The Fall themed Critical Mass in January. For one reason or another, I’d not made it the past couple of months. With the clocks going forward in March and us moving into spring, April is often the first Critical Mass of the year completely in daylight. Continue reading “Manchester Critical Mass – April 2018”
Two days before the first Critical Mass of 2018, we had the very sad news about the passing of Mark E Smith, the legendary lead singer of Manchester band, The Fall. Now, for those that don’t know, I named this blog after one of my favourite Fall songs, Just Step S’Ways. Continue reading “Manchester Critical Mass – January 2018”