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Nearly two thirds of UK teachers ‘want car-free roads outside schools’

Nearly two thirds (63%) of teachers would support a ban on motor vehicles outside the school gates during school drop off and pick up times, new figures have revealed. A YouGov poll, carried out for Sustrans, surveyed 840 teaching professionals across the UK about their attitudes towards air pollution and …

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Derby Cycling Group pens open letter over “farcical” cycle lane plans

Derby Cycling Group has sent an open letter to Michael Gove MP and Therese Coffey MP, at the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (DEFRA), Jesse Norman, minister at the Department for Transport with responsibility for cycling, and Matt Hancock, the health and social care secretary whose department deals …

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First separated cycleway to be built in Cardiff

Work on the first separated cycleway in Cardiff will begin on Senghennydd Road on 18th March. This will be the first phase of five proposed separated cycleways in Cardiff, as part of the council’s plan to improve cycling infrastructure in the Welsh Capital. The five proposed cycleways could make up …

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Public Health England’s air quality review is ‘a significant step forward’

Public Health England’s air quality review is a ‘significant step forward’, walking and cycling charity Sustrans has said. The publication outlined a set of recommendations on how the Government can improve air quality, including banning cars outside schools, investing more in clean public transport and foot and cycle paths, as …

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State of UK roads is “putting lives at risk”

New research has revealed the “alarming extent” of the UK’s pothole problem, with London’s pothole count currently exceeding 49,000, an increase of 33% in 2018 compared to the same period in 2017, according to new research collated by JMW Solicitors. The boroughs with the largest percentage increase in reported potholes …

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