Metrolink and Cycling Survey

This is a survey to collect experiences of people who have cycled alongside, close to or across Metrolink tram tracks in the past three years.


The Metrolink extension programme has seen the tram network expand to reach many new destinations across Greater Manchester.  However, compared to the first tram routes, many of the new tram routes have a lot more ‘on-road’ running.


Many cycling organisations in Greater Manchester, including British Cycling and Love Your Bike have raised concerns regarding the potential impact of the tram tracks on people cycling.


Love Your Bike is concerned that there have been a number of incidences where cyclists have crashed or been injured when cycling close to/across Metrolink tracks.  Our anecdotal evidence is that many of these incidents have not been reported – although a Freedom of Information Act reply from Transport for Greater Manchester has shown a threefold increase in reported cases between 2013 and 2014.


If the design of Metrolink tracks, particularly at road intersections, puts cyclists at risk, we want to highlight this problem and work for improvements.


Thank you for your taking the time to complete this survey.  Any information you provide will remain confidential (unless you tell us otherwise). We will publish a summary of the survey findings


Please do forward the survey link to any of your friends, family or cycling organisations that may have experienced issues when cycling on/around Metrolink routes.


Thanks from Love Your Bike

  A note on privacy
This survey is anonymous.
The record of your survey responses does not contain any identifying information about you, unless a specific survey question explicitly asked for it. If you used an identifying token to access this survey, please rest assured that this token will not be stored together with your responses. It is managed in a separate database and will only be updated to indicate whether you did (or did not) complete this survey. There is no way of matching identification tokens with survey responses.