"When Seattleites elected a new mayor at the end of 2009, they really went for a breath of fresh air. In the general election, Mayor Mike McGinn, who rides a bike to work daily, was outspent nearly four to one. The race was very close, but with an energetic volunteer base -- and a campaign that emphasized many livable streets issues -- he pulled out the victory."
So here's a challenge for the various campaign groups working on "liveable streets" issues in Greater Manchester - can we co-operate and organise well enough to have an impact on the Council leaders and mayors in our local elections?
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