Reasons to be Cheerful with Ed Miliband and Geoff Lloyd
192. TICKET TO RIDE: buses, Burnham and public control
Hello! We’re talking buses with King of the North AKA Mayor of Greater Manchester Andy Burnham. Back in March, Andy announced plans to bring the region’s buses under public control. We ask him what that will mean and what it shows about the power of devolution. Then Pascale Robinson from Better Buses for Greater Manchester talks about campaigning for the change. And transport expert Ian Taylor talks us through lessons from around the world on building a world-class bus system across the UK.
If you pre-order Ed’s book Go Big from waterstones.com before 2nd June and use the promo code ‘cheerful’ at the checkout you’ll get 30% off the full price. Read the extract featured in the Guardian: https://www.theguardian.com/books/2021/may/22/on-your-bike-ed-miliband-on-britains-much-needed-cycling-revolution