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

Laka now providing last-mile delivery companies with tailored commercial rider cover

Laka is now providing last-mile delivery companies with tailored commercial rider cover. Its commercial client list includes Randstad, EAV, Zapp, Urb-it, Jiffy, Dash, Foodstuff and Santis Global. “It has recognised that the same attributes that have made its consumer insurance proposition so compelling, are just as relevant for the commercial …

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WYCA secures funding boost to support more people walking and cycling

Residents and businesses across West Yorkshire are set to benefit from increased access to active travel provision after the West Yorkshire Combined Authority (WYCA) secured £1.35 million from the DfT’s new Capability Fund, following a submission to the Government in April. Communities across the region will receive a boost in …

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£338 million package set to boost cycling and walking across country

The active travel boom seen throughout the pandemic will ‘continue to thrive’ thanks to a £338 million package to boost cycling and walking across the country, Transport Secretary Grant Shapps has announced. Infrastructure upgrades, changes to The Highway Code and new requirements to ensure that active travel schemes’ effects are …

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TfL’s cycle hire scheme marks 11th anniversary

TfL’s cycle hire scheme is marking its 11th anniversary today, after a year that has seen a record-breaking number of hires. In March, Santander Cycles reached a milestone of 100 million hires and since then hires have soared in April and June. The anniversary is being marked with a new …

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TfGM launches £800,000 business support package to help boost sustainable travel

Transport for Greater Manchester (TfGM) has launched a new £800,000 funding package and interactive web portal to help businesses and employers embed sustainable travel behaviours, head off a car-led recovery and build back better from the pandemic. While the numbers of trips on public transport dropped significantly during lockdown – …

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Lime bikes now available in Moovit app in 117 cities

Lime’s bikes, e-scooters and mopeds will be available in the Moovit app for users in 117 cities across 20 countries, with 40 more to come in the following months. “In addition to being the largest micromobility integration to date, our partnership with Moovit is a major step towards our goal …

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Applications now open for Walking and Cycling Grants London

Applications are now open for more than £500,000 of grants for community and not-for-profit groups that encourage people to walk and cycle, TfL has announced. Enabling more people to walk and cycle is an important part of boosting Londoners’ wellbeing and mental health as the capital recovers from the pandemic. …

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New congestion charge proposals to encourage sustainable travel in central London

TfL is today opening a consultation and seeking views on the future operation of the congestion charge. The main proposals include no charges in the evenings to support London’s recovery, operating between 12:00-18:00 on weekends and retaining the current charge level of £15. These changes will support London’s culture, hospitality …

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OVO Energy now title sponsor of nextbike’s bike share scheme in Glasgow

OVO Energy has been unveiled as the new title sponsor of nextbike’s bike share scheme in Glasgow. The three-year deal will see Glasgow’s nearly 1,000 strong standard fleet of nextbikes turned green for the duration, with OVO Energy’s branding displayed on the city’s bikes – which will now be known …

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E-cargo bike project set to start on Isle of Wight

A two-month pilot project that will see e-cargo bikes delivering goods on behalf of Cowes businesses is starting from August. The Isle of Wight Council has appointed People Powered Community Interest Company (CIC) to run the project, with support from the council’s Sustainable Transport Access Fund from the DfT. The …

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