Tag Archives: Manchester

TfGM selects Beryl for Greater Manchester’s cycle hire scheme

Beryl has been selected by Transport for Greater Manchester (TfGM) as its delivery partner to design, deliver and operate Greater Manchester’s cycle hire scheme. The scheme is part of wider plans from the Mayor of Greater Manchester Andy Burnham to develop Greater Manchester’s Bee Network. Phase one of the scheme …

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21 illegal e-scooters seized by Greater Manchester Police in less than three months

Greater Manchester Police (GMP) seized 21 electric scooters in less than three months in the lead-up to Christmas as part of a crackdown on their illegal use on roads, pavements, cycle lanes and other public places. Despite the increased popularity in the use of e-scooters, GMP officers are reminding people …

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Vivacity Labs’ AI to be used at ‘smart junctions’ in Greater Manchester

Vivacity Labs and Transport for Greater Manchester (TfGM) have announced the roll-out of AI-controlled ‘smart’ traffic junctions to accommodate the increase of active travel modes, such as cycling and walking, in the city during the COVID-19 pandemic. Using sensors with inbuilt artificial intelligence, Vivacity enables TfGM to anonymously identify different …

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Greater Manchester’s bike hire scheme moves one step closer with four operators shortlisted

The supplier race for Greater Manchester’s bike hire scheme is now down to four operators, Transport for Greater Manchester (TfGM) has announced. In partnership with Manchester City Council, Salford City Council and Trafford Council, the scheme is set to launch in spring 2021 with an initial 1,500 strong fleet, including …

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New £10 million bike hire scheme arriving in Manchester

A new £10 million bike hire scheme will arrive in Manchester in 2021. The initial phase of the project – which claims lessons have been learned from the unsuccessful Mobike rollout – will provide around 1,500 bikes to the Greater Manchester area in the spring. The Greater Manchester Combined Authority …

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Greater Manchester pledges £5 million for ‘bold’ active travel plans

Greater Manchester’s council leaders have committed to creating enhanced space for pedestrians and people on bikes across the city-region, to enable people to keep their distance for safe essential journeys and exercise during the COVID-19 lockdown and through recovery. Brought together under the Safe Streets Save Lives campaign, local authorities …

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