Sustainable Transport: Manchester: A Cycling City?

Nick Brelsford, Sustrans NW

Tuesday, July 18th | The Old Monkey – Portland Street

Register HERE.

We will hear about the successes and barriers for sustainable transport in Manchester and we will discuss what can be done as a city to reduce our car use and what the benefits will be.

In Greater Manchester, there are 84 miles of traffic free paths and GM have set the wheels in motion (pun intended) for 10% of all journeys to be by bike by 2025. Two-fifths of people (38%) surveyed thought Greater Manchester is a good place to ride a bike overall, but nearly 8 out of 10 people said cycle safety needs to be better. (www.sustrans.org.uk). In this talk we will hear from Nick Brelsford from Sustrans NW about how the successes and barriers for sustainable transport in Manchester and we will discuss what can be done as a city to reduce our car use and what the benefits will be. We are sure everyone is well aware of who Sustrans are but for the uninitiated, they are a charity that works with families, communities, policy-makers and partner organisations right across the UK to make it easier for people to walk and cycle, and so are obviously amazing! 🙂

We will also have our new ‘soapbox’ section, where anyone can get up and tell us about what they are doing in the Green community or share ideas/thoughts. If you want to participate in the soapbox, please email greendrinksmanchester@gmail.com so we can allocate you time.

We will be at the Old Monkey from 6.15 pm, the ~15 min talk will start about 6.30 pm, and we will be there until about 9 pm. You can pop in whenever you want; a quick drink on the way home or for the entire event! Come say hi!

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What is Green Drinks Manchester

Green Drinks Manchester is a community of passionate individuals interested in sustainability. We bring together people across the spectrum of ‘green’ – including business, academia, the arts, and passionate members of the public. There are 800 Green Drinks events across the planet each month – welcome to the community.

Our primary purpose is to act as a way for the environmentally passionate people of Manchester to come together in a relaxed setting to have fun, however Green Drinks Manchester also acts as a forum for:

  • Collaboration – working together to share ideas, solve problems and contribute to making Greater Manchester a more sustainable city.
  • Career and Personal Development – aggregating local career and project opportunities in one place.
  • Networking –  making new connections, and achieving shared learning through discussion of thought-provoking topics.

Meetings are centred around a short presentation by a keynote speaker followed by a short discussion, networking, and as many drinks as people feel like having. As well as networking to help form a more sustainable Manchester, our team of culture vultures will be scanning the events lists regularly to identify the best of what the city has to offer – from comedy gigs, the arts, movies, or the odd bite to eat.

What’s the cost?

Nothing! Green Drinks Manchester is free to attend, you just need monies to pay for any drinks you consume on the evening.

We hope to see you there, and can’t wait to meet you.