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

Transport experts warn of ‘traffic gridlock’ in wake of COVID-19 pandemic

Britain could be heading for traffic gridlock in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic, transport experts have warned, as workers continue to shun public transport in favour of commuting by car. Although motor traffic on Britain’s roads decreased at the height of the national lockdown, Government figures show it is …

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Latest cycling and walking schemes in Greater Manchester secure £11.8 million funding

Greater Manchester’s Bee Network plan to deliver the “UK’s first” joined-up cycling and walking network is set to be boosted by almost £12 million worth of new cycling and walking routes. On 30th October, the Greater Manchester Combined Authority (GMCA) approved £11.8 million of the Mayor’s Challenge Fund to progress …

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GCI becomes first cycle to work provider to be ISO 27001 certified

Green Commute Initiative has been awarded the ISO 27001 – a key accreditation in relation to protecting against information security threats, including hackers and cyber-attacks. The ISO 27001 standard provides the framework for an effective Information Security Management System. It sets out the policies and procedures needed to protect organisations …

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Raleigh supports e-cargo trial in partnership with leading highway service provider

Raleigh has teamed up with highway giant Ringway Jacobs to test the potential of e-cargo trikes within business infrastructure. The trial, which primarily took place in London, supported workforces with transporting materials, tools and equipment between sites, as well as providing individuals with faster and more reliable means of transport …

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See.Sense tech to map Edinburgh cycle lanes for cargo bikes

New technology, designed to show how people travel across cities by cargo bike, is being trialled in Edinburgh by Sustrans Scotland’s Cargo Bike Library. Developed by See.Sense, the sensors will provide information journey mapping and heatmaps of popular routes. It will also collect data on patterns of swerving and braking …

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Scottish Government and sportscotland launch £8 million fund to improve cycling facilities

The Scottish Government and sportscotland have launched an £8 million fund to improve cycling facilities across the country. The national Cycling Facilities Fund will capitalise on the upsurge of interest in cycling by developing a network of accessible, inclusive and inspiring facilities that encourage people of all ages to ride …

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Brompton and climate charity Possible launch ‘Name Our Lanes’ campaign

Climate charity Possible has teamed up with Brompton Bicycle and Covent Garden to launch ‘Name Our Lanes’, a competition to name London’s cycleways. This comes following a boom in cycling in the capital as more people are choosing to travel by bike during the COVID-19 pandemic. To mark the duration …

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Lime sets carbon reduction targets, partners with WWF to create ‘more livable, pollution-free cities’

Lime and WWF have announced a new global partnership to create ‘more livable, pollution-free cities’. The Ride Green initiative will include education initiatives to promote cleaner modes of transportation as well as local grassroots advocacy to advance more sustainable urban mobility and livable cities. The partnership is a joint collaboration …

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Scrapping October clock change ‘could reduce number of road deaths by 4.5%’

The UK could reduce the number of people killed on our roads by 4.5% and save the economy £160 million by scrapping the October clock change, road safety charity IAM RoadSmart has said. The charity, which is calling on the Government to stop the practice, believes that moving to a permanent …

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New school car-free zones see safer streets for children pop-up in Glasgow

Safer streets for children have popped up across Glasgow as the second wave of the city’s school car-free zone scheme came into force. The car-free zones will prohibit driving outside 20 primary schools at drop-off and pick-up times each school day as part of the Spaces for People scheme that …

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