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

19% of UK commuters ‘more likely to cycle to work after lockdown’

The UK could see a huge rise in the number of people cycling to work after the COVID-19 lockdown restrictions ease as commuters look to avoid public transport, but only if more is done to encourage workers to use a bike rather than a car, new research from the HSBC …

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Online travel aggregator PedalTripr to simplify search for cycling holidays

A new online platform for cycling enthusiasts is set to simplify the search for finding tailor-made travel experiences by bike. PedalTripr, which is owned and operated by UK startup company VeloSocial, aims to tap into the growing passion and demand for cycling, by aggregating the hundreds of specialist travel providers …

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Research shows public support for rule change on e-scooters

New consumer research has shown support for e-scooters to be accepted for use on public roads, provided they’re not allowed on the pavement as well. E-scooters are not currently legally allowed to be used on public roads and can only be used on private land. When asked, “Given the current …

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New research identifies roads with space and demand for cycling

Sustrans and the DfT have commissioned the Institute for Transport Studies, University of Leeds to develop a tool to help identify locations for new cycleways in England. The Rapid Cycleway Prioritisation Tool has been developed to help inform bids for Tranche 2 of the Government’s Emergency Active Travel Fund, particularly …

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‘Major’ improvement works complete on traffic-free cycle and walking route to Oxford

Major improvement works have been completed on the traffic-free walking and cycling path at Kennington, giving people an alternative to joining the traffic on the usually busy A34. With more than £250,000 of funding from Highways England and the European Agricultural Fund for Rural Development, Sustrans has resurfaced the path. …

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53% of employees living in cities ‘considering cycling to work’

A survey of 2,089 members of the public living in cities has revealed that more than half (53%) of them are now considering cycling to work, with 64% of respondents saying the main reason is to avoid ‘unsafe’ public transport. Of those, 89% said it was because they felt public …

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Transport Wales to provide hundreds of cycle parking spaces

Transport Wales is set to provide hundreds of cycle parking spaces at stations in England and Wales. The impact of the current COVID-19 crisis has increased the demand for more active travel facilities to encourage frontline workers to walk and cycle on core routes. As part of the Station Improvement …

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Oxford installs additional bike parking spaces at park and rides

Oxford City Council has begun the installation of 130 additional bike parking spaces at Park and Rides to help commuters cycle the last miles of their journey into the city. The work will see 64 new bike parking spaces installed at Redbridge Park and Ride, 42 new spaces installed at …

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TfL to expand Santander Cycles scheme to keep up with “unprecedented” demand

TfL has set out plans to expand the Santander Cycles scheme to keep up with “unprecedented” demand. Last month was the best May in London’s cycle hire scheme’s ten-year history, TfL said, with 1,120,620 hires. Last month also had the highest ever number of hires in a single week – …

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Cycling Insight shares bike insurance growth and trends

With the increase in bike sales, it might seem obvious that bike insurance sales are also on the up. Cycling Insight shares search trends and stats to give some clarity The search term ‘bike insurance’ sees a regular trend year-on-year with searches doubling at around May-June. The increase for 2020 …

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