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

LEVA-EU calls on European e-bike companies to report “aggressive” customs actions

LEVA-EU is calling on European e-bike companies to report cases in which EU customs authorities have been “aggressive and invasive”. It said it has recently been informed on a variety of actions against companies. According to the association, the allegations include, among other things: – Buying from a European supplier …

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Halton secures £208,000 for walking and cycling projects across borough

Halton has secured £208,000 of Government funding to accelerate walking and cycling projects across the borough. Initial schemes have been identified by interpreting transport model data and passenger travel numbers in line with Government guidance. Phase 1 temporary pop-up schemes are being implemented over the next few weeks in three …

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CoMoUK calls for shared transport schemes to reduce car use in Scotland post-COVID

Public transport vouchers for people who scrap ageing cars and encouraging GPs to ‘prescribe cycling’ are among plans tabled by a mobility charity to a Holyrood inquiry. CoMoUK has submitted a number of recommendations to the Scottish Parliament’s Green Recovery inquiry. The organisation aims to reduce car use by encouraging …

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“Radical shift” in travel patterns across West Yorkshire caused by COVID-19

COVID-19 has caused a “radical shift” in people’s transport and working patterns across West Yorkshire. An online survey of over 2,000 regular public transport, carried out by the West Yorkshire Combined Authority in June, found that despite rising car use, there was a “strong intention” to walk or cycle more. …

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Brompton to launch bike subscription service for £1 a day

Brompton is set to launch a bike subscription service next month. Customers can either pay £30 a month, about £1 a day, for an annual subscription, which includes insurance and discounts from merchandise partners, or £42 a month for ‘flexi’ 30-day contract. Insurance, repairs and twice-yearly servicing are included. The …

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Pure Electric calls for Government action to prevent UK ‘transport crisis’

Pure Electric has written to the Government asking for ‘urgent action’ to prevent the UK from being overwhelmed by a ‘transport crisis’ this autumn. Cycling and walking activity increased as the UK entered lockdown, however while public transport use remains well below 50%, data shows that car and lorry use …

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TfGM awarded £1 million to get thousands more people cycling and walking

Transport for Greater Manchester (TfGM) has been awarded a grant of £1 million from The London Marathon Charitable Trust to help get more people walking and cycling. TfGM will put the money towards supporting around 10,000 people in up to 60 communities across Greater Manchester to get active and travel …

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Work begins on segregated cycle lane in West Yorkshire

Work has started on a new three-kilometre segregated cycle lane in West Yorkshire. The construction of the new cycle lane on Elland Road, Leeds, is part of a £6.9 million package of new infrastructure delivered through the Combined Authority’s CityConnect programme, which is aimed at enabling more people to travel …

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Plans for ‘major’ new cycleway in southeast London fast-tracked

Plans to overhaul one of southeast London’s “most dangerous” roads and make neighbourhoods between Greenwich and Woolwich safer for people walking and cycling will be brought forward as part of the Streetspace for London plan. TfL will be speeding up work to extend Cycleway 4 in the borough this summer, …

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Free one-to-one adult cycle training made available in West Yorkshire

Free socially distant one-to-one adult cycle training from the front door is being made available to help people living and working in West Yorkshire. The cycle training scheme is being delivered as part of the West Yorkshire Combined Authority’s CityConnect programme, which is aimed at enabling more people to travel …

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