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

Mayor calls for council to reinstate Kensington High Street cycle lane

The Mayor of London Sadiq Khan is calling on the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea (RBKC) to reinstate protected cycle lanes on Kensington High Street after independent research found a majority of local residents support them. RBKC removed the cycle lanes last year, seven weeks after building them. The …

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TfL delivers ‘radical’ improvement to road safety with Direct Vision Standard introduction

TfL, working with the London boroughs, has delivered a ‘radical’ improvement to road safety in the capital with the introduction of the Direct Vision Standard (DVS). The DVS forms part of the Mayor of London’s Vision Zero plan to eliminate all death and serious injuries from London’s streets by 2041. …

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Invest in transport system that better supports nation’s health, charity urges policymakers

Research by the Health Foundation has highlighted the link between the quality of transport and the country’s health. Examining the impact of the pandemic, the research has noted that national lockdown measures have had a disruptive impact on the use of transport. Levels of car use fell to a third …

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More than half of councils have seen road maintenance budget fall in five years

More than half of local authorities in Britain have seen their budget for road maintenance fall in real terms over the past five years, according to research published today by Cycling UK. Out of 82 local authorities that responded to Cycling UK’s Freedom of Information requests, just six stated that …

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Beryl celebrates 90,000 journeys taken in Watford

Bike share operator Beryl, Watford Borough Council and scheme sponsor Camelot are celebrating over 90,000 journeys taken and 359,000 kilometres covered throughout the town, one year on from the scheme’s launch. The 90,000 trips taken by Beryl bikes within the one year anniversary is equivalent to over 59,200 kilograms of …

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Cycling UK to take legal action against council’s decision to remove cycle lane

Cycling UK has confirmed it will be taking legal action against West Sussex County Council’s decision to remove a cycle lane introduced during lockdown. The UK charity said the removal of the cycle lane along Upper Shoreham Road in Shoreham-by-Sea is “irrational and unlawful”, and yesterday, 24th February, it submitted …

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Arup, Sustrans begin work on Greater Manchester’s active neighbourhoods

Arup and Sustrans have begun work with Transport for Greater Manchester (TfGM) and the local councils to design ten active neighbourhood schemes across the Greater Manchester city region. Arup is delivering this project in partnership with Sustrans and 10GM. The Active Neighbourhoods project aims to prioritise the movement, health and …

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TfL begins construction on upgraded cycle route in southwest London

TfL has started construction work on a new 4.7-kilometre upgraded cycle route in southwest London. The route is the next stage of TfL’s trial upgrades along the existing Cycle Superhighway 8 (CS8) route and will connect to a section delivered last year between Chelsea Bridge and Lambeth Bridge in central …

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Vivacity Labs secures £5 million in Series A funding to support expansion

London-based tech company Vivacity Labs has secured £5 million of Series A funding in a VC round led by investor Mobeus, with additional funding from existing investors Downing Ventures and London Co-Investment Fund. Vivacity Labs works with government, regional bodies and local councils to rethink and optimise the way traffic …

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World Bicycle Relief celebrates 2,500 field mechanics trained

World Bicycle Relief is celebrating 2,500 field mechanics trained. The non-profit’s specially designed Buffalo Bikes mobilise communities in rural developing regions across the world where distances are a barrier to education, healthcare, and economic opportunities. The mechanics are trained to serve those communities and keep Buffalo Bikes rolling ‘for generations …

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