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Make the most of your travel network

Manchester is a city of active people. Whether that’s social activists, jogging-trail athletes, or those who are active in the communities around them. It’s what we pride ourselves on. It’s part of what makes Manchester so vibrant. Designed as a low traffic environment, MediaCity provides easy walking and wheeling opportunities across the estate and wider area, as well as accessible via two routes on the Metrolink.

Want to find out more about Greater Manchester’s travel links? Look no further, your refreshed commute awaits.


Check out these local events that encourage you to get moving and celebrate sustainable transport. These events and activities show how you can get involved and encourage others, all whilst doing a little good for the planet.


Sustainability and Social Value Network (SSVN) Meeting 

At the SVVN meeting we’ll hear from our members on all the great initiatives that are going on across the MediaCity estate and the wider Salford area that aim to enhance the environment and deliver value to the local community.  

When: Wednesday 24th April
Time: 11:00am – 12:30pm
Where: Hot House, MediaCity Piazza

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Cycle Training – MediaCity Piazza

From now until the end of May, Transport for Greater Manchester will be hosting a series of one hour group sessions for beginners. The instructors will support you through the following:

  • Introduction to Bike and Safety Equipment
  • Mounting and Dismounting
  • Scooting and Braking
  • Pedal Ready and Go
  • Stopping Safely
  • Making the bike go where you want it to in a large open space.

For more information, and to book onto a training session, click below.

Get involved


Better Transport Week

Mark your calendars – the 17th June is the start of Better Transport Week. This is an annual, week-long celebration of sustainable transport. Throughout the week, there are a variety of activities and ways you can get involved.

As a business, you can partner or sponsor Better Transport Week to show the importance of sustainable transport for employees and for the wider community. Find out more about how you can get involved.

Date: 17th to 23rd June 2024

Location: Across the UK

Get involved


Transport for Greater Manchester – Panel Q&A

Join us at Hot House, MediaCity, for a panel Q&A where discussions will involve removing barriers to sustainable and active travel, and the benefits of these travel options for businesses and workers.

Date: Wednesday 26th June 2024

Location: Hot House, MediaCity (Open Centre)

Check back soon for more details!

Reserve a spot

Business Travel Hub – Transport for Greater Manchester

To help employers with the promotion of public transport and active travel, Transport for Greater Manchester have launched a new Business Travel Hub, to make it simple for their employees to use the Bee Network effectively.

On the hub, you’ll find a suite of downloadable materials which can be used and adapted in your own workspaces to promote sustainable travel for example on your intranet or noticeboards.

Access the hub


Whether you're a seasoned advocate of walking, cycling, and using public transport, or you’re someone exploring these alternatives for the first time, this collection of resources will provide you with valuable insights, tips, and tools for your journey. From safety guidelines and route planning to the environmental impact of your choices, we're here to support your journey toward a healthier, more eco-friendly, and community-conscious mode of transportation.
Cycle to work guide

Want to implement a cycle to work scheme at your workplace? The UK Government has put together this handy guide on how to get started:

Cycle to work scheme implementation guidance for employers – GOV.UK (

1-2-1 Cycling Skills and Bike Maintenance - TfGM

Keen to get cycling but inexperienced on the roads? Check out these road-rider ready and 1-2-1- courses from TfGM:

Cycling skills and bike maintenance courses | TfGM Bee Active

Join Greater Manchester's Love to Ride group

Searching for more information about the local cycling community, or would benefit from tips and initiatives? Join GM’s Love to Ride group:

Home : Greater Manchester (

Handy Business Commuter Toolkit

Trying to encourage more eco-conscious commutes in your employees? Take a look at this handy Business Commuter Toolkit:

Travel planning for employers | Transport for Greater Manchester (

Educational informative resources

Rethinking your commute to be more sustainable to information on supporting active travel? TfGM have developed an interactive app with a host of educational and informative resources on a range of business travel guidance:

TfGM travel guidance for business – Transport for Greater Manchester (

Concerned about carbon emissions from your team’s commute? Share this handy guide

Apps available

When you’re on the move, your smartphone is often the most convenient way to get up to date information. There’s a wide variety of travel apps out there, from bike hire to route planners. Find your perfect match here:

Bee Network: The recently introduced Bee Network app enables users to track real-time departures for local buses and trams across Greater Manchester. You can browse various ticket options and buy bus and tram tickets within the app, though you’ll have to buy train tickets at the station or via other websites.

Beryl: Starling Bank Bike Cycle Hire offers yellow bikes and e-bikes throughout Greater Manchester through the Beryl app. With Beryl, you can locate the closest bikes/e-bikes on the map, unlock them, and start your ride. Beryl provides various payment options, allowing regular users to either purchase upfront minute bundles for savings or opt to pay-as-you-ride.

Bolt: For journeys where it’s unavoidable to travel by car, Bolt is a ridesharing service offering cheap journeys, and you even have the option to select an electric vehicle. Drivers are charged a fair commission rate and can weave you through the streets of Manchester to your destination in no time.

Download from the Google Play Store and the Apple App Store!