Yes, it's going to cost a lot, but Manchester council are about to give cycling in their city a huge boost. And this will surely have a significant effect on improving their air quality. A big lesson to be learnt here by BCC.
A thousand miles of safe cycling and walking routes are to be created in Greater Manchester after an Olympic gold medallist persuaded town hall bosses to spend as much on cyclists and pedestrians as Amsterdam and other cycling nirvanas. The network – named Beelines, in homage to Manchester’s civic symbol of the worker bee – includes 75 miles of Dutch-style segregated lanes and will be the largest joined-up network in the UK. Read more about this hugely impressive project here