Plans for Manchester to receive 75-miles of Dutch style cycling lanes unveiled

Chris Boardman says 'crucially, the proposed network is not for people who already cycle or walk'

Manchester city has unveiled plans for a thousand miles of cycling and walking routes including 75-miles of Dutch style segregated lanes.

The network – called Beelines after the city’s ‘worker bee’ emblem - will be the largest of its kind in the UK and the will cost £500m, an initial investment that’s part of a larger plan to spend £1.5billion in sustainable transport.

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Michelle Arthurs-Brennan

Michelle Arthurs-Brennan the Editor of Cycling Weekly website. An NCTJ qualified traditional journalist by trade, Michelle began her career working for local newspapers. She's worked within the cycling industry since 2012, and joined the Cycling Weekly team in 2017, having previously been Editor at Total Women's Cycling. Prior to welcoming her daughter in 2022, Michelle raced on the road, track, and in time trials, and still rides as much as she can - albeit a fair proportion indoors, for now.