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

Bangor University working with Trash Free Trails on research project to reduce litter

Bangor University is working with Trash Free Trails to deliver a research project to reduce litter and single-use pollution. To launch the academic partnership, the University and Trash Free Trails hosted the first State of Our Trails Summit at the University’s own M-SParc Science Park. The interactive conference attracted representatives …

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Leicester, Leicestershire councils link up with DfT to offer residents chance to try e-bikes

The city and county councils in Leicester and Leicestershire have linked up with the DfT to offer residents the chance to try e-bikes. The county council is providing the opportunity for people to apply for a voucher which gives them £300 off the cost of an e-bike. Meanwhile, in the …

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CityConnect routes see more than five million trips by bike

West Yorkshire Combined Authority’s CityConnect programme has seen a combined total of more than five million trips by bike counted on its cycling and walking routes across the region. The figure was confirmed after collating the latest monthly user numbers from April 2021. The figures are taken from fixed-route counters …

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Belfast Bikes expanding network with four new docking stations

Belfast Bikes is expanding its network across the city with four new docking stations. The proposed locations are Antrim Road/Waterworks, Lisnasharragh Leisure Centre, Olympia Leisure Centre and the Kennedy Centre. Funding has been provided through the DfI Sustainable and Active Travel elements of the DfC Covid-19 Revitalisation Programme Fund. The …

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New bike library scheme launches in Greater Manchester

A new scheme that allows people to borrow a bike for free has been launched in Greater Manchester, offering communities the chance to kick-start their own sustainable bike library. Organisations based or working in the city region can bid to Transport for Greater Manchester (TfGM) for a grant of up …

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Blinkee chooses Vaimoo to debut shared e-bike service

Polish micromobility operator Blinkee has chosen Vaimoo smart e-bikes for its first shared e-bike service. Blinkee, operating in 47 cities and five European countries with over 6,000 vehicles including mopeds, scooters and traditional bikes, is launching its first e-bike sharing service with Vaimoo starting with a pilot project from the …

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TfL to make capital’s roads ‘safer, greener and more efficient’ with new Works for London programme

TfL’s new Works for London programme is set to make the capital’s roads ‘safer, greener and more efficient’, bringing together all the contracts for roadworks and maintenance it is responsible for. Three infrastructure companies  – Ringway, FM Conway Limited and Tarmac Kier JV – will partner with TfL over the next eight years on the  programme. It will oversee …

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Data shows decline in deaths and serious injuries on London’s roads in 2020

TfL has published casualty statistics that show a continued decline in the number of people killed or seriously injured on London’s roads in 2020, with a 21% decrease over the year compared to 2019 data. Despite the decreases, 96 people were killed and 2,974 people suffered serious injuries on the …

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HumanForest to launch new fleet of e-bikes in London this summer

HumanForest is to launch its new fleet of e-bikes in London this summer, following a pilot last year. The bikes have long-range, swappable batteries. To make rides affordable and accessible, HumanForest’s advertising revenue model means users will receive 10 minutes free every day. Customers will then pay £0.15 per minute …

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Bird launches new e-bike and Smart Bikeshare platform to meet demand for eco-friendly transportation

Bird has announced the addition of shared e-bikes to its fleet of micro-electric vehicles, as well as the launch of the Bird Bike. Bird currently operates e-scooters in more than 250 cities globally and will bring its shared bikes and Smart Bikeshare platform to select cities this year. The shared …

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