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Market trends, Government policies and infrastructure updates for the bike trade

Thousands ‘go car-free’ to mark Clean Air Day 2021

Thousands of Greater Manchester residents are today leaving their cars at home to mark national Clean Air Day, opting to ‘go car-free’ and walk, scoot, cycle or wheel to work, school or the shops. More than 50 GM schools are today trialling temporary ‘school streets’ where roads are closed to …

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‘UK’s first’ accredited transport mobility hub unveiled in London

The ‘UK’s first’ accredited mobility hub has been unveiled in London, bringing together sustainable transport options with community facilities. The site in South Woodford, Redbridge, reclaims an on-street car parking space with a design aimed at connecting the area and helping the environment. Mobility hubs are already common in Germany …

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APPGCW launches inquiry to help shape Government’s upcoming CWIS 2

The All-Party Parliamentary Group for Cycling and Walking (APPGCW) is to hold an inquiry to assess what is required to meet the country’s active travel potential, ahead of the Government’s upcoming second Cycling and Walking Investment Strategy (CWIS 2). The Government published the first Cycling and Walking Investment Strategy in …

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WYCA Investment Committee progresses £19.4 million of walking and cycling schemes

The West Yorkshire Combined Authority (WYCA) Investment Committee has progressed £19.4 million of walking and cycling schemes. Members approved recommendations to progress three walking and cycling schemes to the next stage of development at the meeting last Tuesday, 8th June. This included a £7.831 million (including £7.361 million of Combined …

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TfL seeking feedback on upgrades to CS8 cycle route

TfL is asking people for feedback on its latest series of upgrades to CS8, which have seen the cycle route improved through a number of trial changes including protected space for people cycling, wider cycle lanes and lower speed limits. The route is in the top 5% of cycle routes …

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New cycle route launches in Leeds city centre

A new city cycle route in Leeds has been launched, with Mayor of West Yorkshire Tracy Brabin joined by double Olympic champion and Leeds local Alistair Brownlee to cut the ribbon. The route runs between north Leeds and the city centre, along Clay Pit Lane. The infrastructure is part of …

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Insurer calls on Government to change “outdated” pothole funding allocation to protect cyclists

Local Government insurer Zurich Municipal is calling on the Government to give greater focus to cycle paths and footways in its pothole fund. In 2020/21, there was a 15% increase in highway maintenance budgets – partly due to the Government’s £2.5 billion Pothole Fund. However, Zurich said councils have been …

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18% of UK adults ‘more likely to buy an e-bike now than before pandemic’

18% of UK adults are more likely to buy an e-bike now than they were before the pandemic, a survey by VOLT has found. The research also showed a shift from public to personal travel modes post-pandemic – with commuters suggesting that, on average, they are 39% less likely to …

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Number of people cycling to work set to double due to pandemic, survey finds

A survey of just over 2,000 GB adults commissioned by Irwin Mitchell has found that people’s transport habits are expected to change as restrictions continue to be eased, with cycling set to overtake public transport for commuting. While only 6% of GB adults said they cycled to work before the …

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Cycling improvements set to begin on Leicester’s Anstey Lane next week

Part of Leicester’s Anstey Lane will be getting a new cycle track and better footpaths as part of a £1million improvement scheme. Leicester City Council will begin work on 14th June to improve footpaths and create a safer cycle route on the stretch of Anstey Lane between Buckminster Road and …

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