Walking Region Ambition
By investing in walking and complementing wider investment into infrastructure and localities, ‘GM Walking’ aims to create a social movement for walking that will help to reduce health care costs caused by physical inactivity and improve overall health and wellbeing of our residents.
How will we realise our ambition?
- £2 million investment has come from the Greater Manchester Health and Social Care Partnership to support our aim to become the country’s first walking city-region.
- We’ve committed to become the world’s first Daily Mile city-region, encouraging everyone regardless of age, ability or personal circumstance to get moving and run, jog or walk for 15 minutes every day. 43% of our schools are already involved, alongside nurseries, schools, universities and workplaces.
- Greater Manchester is investing in infrastructure too with Greater Manchester’s Cycling and Walking Commissioner Chris Boardman leading the introduction of more than 1,000 miles of new cycling and walking routes across our city-region through the Beeways Network. The funding matches levels seen in cities such as Copenhagen and Amsterdam, and will create the UK’s largest joined-up walking and cycling route network.