Greater Manchester Walking Voice wants to support more walking across Greater Manchester
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What is GM Walking Voice?
Greater Manchester (GM) Walking Voice wants to support more walking across Greater Manchester by creating a web of individuals and organisations that are sharing stories and evidence of what is working, talking about the benefits and opportunities, and therefore influencing decisions that empower more walking!
GM Walking Voice is open to people and organisations who live and work in Greater Manchester who have a common interest in promoting walking and getting involved in the range of activities described above. It is expected that a lot of the action and interaction of the members will be conducted online, either through email groups, our website, or on social media platforms. However, there will be events to bring together members when needed to discuss particular opportunities, areas of work or to celebrate progress.
Role of individual members:
Provide subject matter expertise, best practice, advice and local insight
Contribute to the conversation for awareness, discussion and collective learning
Be a channel for information exchange between member organisations and wider networks
Demonstrate a genuine interest in the initiatives and outcomes of GM Walking Voice
Be a walking advocate
Benefits of being part of the network:
Gain insight and learning from other individuals and organisations supporting walking across GM
Keep informed about training, workshops and seminars on subjects such as walking infrastructure, Active travel, health and greenspace
Contributing to a strong collective to influence policy to promote walking in GM
You can read the GM Walking Voice 2021 Manifesto here
We have a steering group that meets bi-monthly, which includes representation from:
City of Trees
GM Moving (Walking Ambition)
Transport for Greater Manchester
The Christie NHS Foundation Trust
Groundwork Greater Manchester
However, our wider web is made up of 500+ individuals and organisations including volunteer walk leaders, local authority partners and community organisations, and we want to grow bigger and bigger!
By joining the GM Walking Voice you agree to be added to our mailing list and will receive updates and information via email.