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

CoMoUK calls for more bike share schemes in Scotland

Transport charity CoMoUK has called for more action to increase car clubs and bike-sharing after Scots backed the schemes to help tackle climate change. A new opinion poll by Survation for Collaborative Mobility UK (CoMoUK) has found that 50% of people in Scotland support measures to increase the use of …

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New polling reveals support for transport and air quality measures across UK

New polling has shown ‘significant’ public support for further transport and air quality measures following the Government’s decision to ban the sale of new petrol and diesel cars by 2030. The results also reveal public support for stricter air pollution limits, which would help tackle air pollutants from other sources, …

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Greater Manchester walking and cycling schemes secure £5.6 million in funding

Greater Manchester’s Bee Network plan to deliver the UK’s ‘first’ joined-up cycling and walking network has had £5.6 million worth of new cycling and walking routes confirmed for the next stages of delivery. The Greater Manchester Combined Authority (GMCA) has approved £5.6 million of the Mayor’s Challenge Fund to progress …

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Temporary cycle lane to be removed on Kensington High Street

A temporary cycle lane on Kensington High Street will be removed this week after businesses and residents reportedly said the experimental scheme was “not working”. Kensington Business Forum and Kensington and Chelsea Chamber of Commerce both wrote to the council to ask that the temporary lane be removed in time …

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Views sought on proposals for Greater Manchester’s Clean Air Zone

Greater Manchester’s mayor and local authority leaders are urging businesses and residents to give their views on proposals for the ‘biggest’ Clean Air Zone outside London and to help in pressing for Government support funding. People are being asked for feedback on key elements of the Category C* charging Clean …

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Consultation opens on plans to boost walking and cycling access at Steeton and Silsden

The West Yorkshire Combined Authority, in partnership with Bradford Council, is seeking views to introduce a new crossing along the A629 that will provide better access for people travelling on foot or by bike between Steeton and Silsden and the surrounding area. The Combined Authority and Bradford Council have been …

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What does the Spending Review mean for cycling?

Chancellor Rishi Sunak yesterday unveiled 2020’s Spending Review, with £257 million announced for cycling and walking in 2021/22 in order to encourage more active travel. However, according to Cycling UK, the Government is ‘failing’ to meet its own commitments and objectives for funding cycling and walking in England, with the …

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UK businesses see benefits of walking and cycling schemes in communities

Businesses in towns and cities across the UK have highlighted the benefits of walking and cycling schemes through a series of ‘Streets for Everyone’ videos. The short films hear local residents and traders discuss changes to their streets and the effects these have had on their businesses and the community …

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Government seeks views on boosting rural transport connectivity with e-bikes and digital mapping

Drone deliveries and digital mapping for easy-to-access walking and cycling routes could soon be a reality for people living in rural areas across the UK, following the launch of a call for evidence to help develop the Government’s Future of Transport: rural strategy. The Future of Transport: rural strategy – …

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Public overestimates opposition to new bike lanes by 50%, research shows

The public sees the benefits of more bike lanes in the UK but overestimates opposition by more than 50%, research commissioned by Cycling UK has shown. The charity said it is concerned this ‘incorrect perception’ of public opinion is preventing councils from having the confidence to roll out new cycle …

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