Andrew Gwynne, MP for Denton and Reddish, is encouraging local residents to get involved with a public conversation on the planned Bee Network.
The Bee Network is Transport for Greater Manchester’s vision for an integrated transport system that will join together buses, trams, cycling and walking by 2024, with rail incorporated by 2030.
The hope is that this public transport system will be accessible, affordable and easy to use, with London-style fare caps and a single multi-modal ticket. Earlier this year, following his re-election as Mayor of Greater Manchester, Andy Burnham pledged to accelerate the development of the Bee Network, and unveiled more plans to improve Greater Manchester’s transport system.
Transport for Greater Manchester are now inviting local residents to have their say on how the Bee Network should be run and what the priorities should be as the transport system is developed.
Residents can complete an online survey here, which closes on the 12 November. As well as this, the Destination: Bee Network bus tour is touring Greater Manchester throughout October and November, giving residents the opportunity to have an in-person chat to pass on their opinions and insights. The Tour will visit Tameside on the 20th of October at Ashton Interchange, Stand E between 10am-4pm. For Stockport Residents, the Tour will visit on the 23rd of October between 10am-4pm at Stockport Interchange Stand H6.
Commenting on the Bee Network and the public conversation surrounding it, Andrew Gwynne said:
“I am thrilled that the Bee Network scheme continues to develop, and that local residents are being invited to give their opinions on the direction of travel.
The Bee Network will bring a London-style integrated transport system to Manchester, and provide the environmentally friendly, accessible and affordable transport system that has been long-overdue in Greater Manchester.
I’d encourage all residents across Denton and Reddish to get involved in this public conversation, and have your say on what you want the Bee Network to prioritise.”