Mayor of Greater Manchester congratulates Chris Boardman on new role
24th January 2022, 2:19 pm
Mayor of Greater Manchester, Andy Burnham, comments following the news of Chris Boardman’s new role with Active Travel England.
Commenting on the news, Mayor of Greater Manchester, Andy Burnham, said: “Whilst I am obviously sad to lose Chris as our Transport Commissioner, I am absolutely thrilled that he now has an opportunity to do what he has done for Greater Manchester on a national scale. We didn’t want him to go and, given that we are in the January transfer window, I look forward to agreeing the transfer fee with the Transport Secretary!
“Over the last four years, Chris has spearheaded our ambitious plans to build the UK’s largest cycling and walking network. His forensic attention to detail and his can-do attitude has put Greater Manchester in a strong position as we move towards the delivery of the Bee Network – a fully-integrated, London-style public transport network. Chris has done a brilliant job for Greater Manchester and I’d like to thank him on behalf of everyone here. His influence will be felt here for decades to come. I am sure he will be equally successful in his new role and he goes into it with our very best wishes.”
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