Chris Boardman

The Mayor appointed Olympic gold medallist, entrepreneur and active travel advocate Chris Boardman as Greater Manchester’s first Cycling and Walking Commissioner in 2017.

During his time in the role, Boardman produced Made to Move (PDF, 5.83MB), a report setting out the 15 steps required to transform Greater Manchester into one of the best places in the world to walk and cycle and led on the development of the city region’s cycling and walking network.

In May 2021, Boardman was appointed Transport Commissioner for Greater Manchester, tasked with helping to deliver the Bee Network – a fully integrated transport system for the city region.

Chris Boardman was appointed commissioner of the government’s new cycling and walking body, Active Travel England in January 2022 and left his role in Greater Manchester.

For more information about active travel in Greater Manchester, visit the TfGM website.