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

Highways England to fund cycle routes in South of England

Highways England is to open new paths and fund the creation of cycle routes in the South East and South West of England. Since 2015, the company has pumped more than £85 million towards the creation of 160 new and upgraded cycleways across the country. Highways England chief executive Jim …

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Scotland continues to see ‘significant’ increase in cycling during lockdown

Parts of Scotland are continuing to see a significant increase in people cycling during lockdown. According to statistics released yesterday by Cycling Scotland, a counter in Denny recorded an increase of 318% in May, with Livingston seeing a 249% uplift, compared to May 2019.Cycling Scotland has a network of automatic …

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New online tool launched to help create safer streets for cycling and walking

A new interactive map has been launched to help residents highlight where improvements to roads, streets and town centres are needed to help people make more journeys by bike or on foot. The West Yorkshire Combined Authority, in partnership with local authorities, has created the online, interactive tool to help …

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£1.6 million of cycling and walking measures to be delivered in Birmingham

Birmingham City Council has released details of several schemes to help encourage more people to walk and cycle safely as the UK lockdown eases. The schemes, which include pop-up cycle lanes, pavement widening and road closures to create low traffic neighbourhoods, are part of a package of active travel measures …

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Pop-up walking and cycling routes coming to Dorset

Residents are being asked to highlight congested walking and cycling routes to help shape pop-up travel infrastructure in the Dorset Council area. With the increased demand for walking and cycling – as well as capacity issues on public transport – during social distancing measures, a £225 million emergency active travel …

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Walking and cycling improvements planned in Nottingham as COVID restrictions eased

The Government has announced £2.5 million of new funding for Nottingham to introduce temporary measures to encourage walking and cycling as COVID-19 restrictions are eased. The City Council has already invested in facilities for walking and cycling in Nottingham. There is extensive pedestrianisation in the city centre, with more planned, …

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Sheffield City Region to create 1,000km of walking and cycling routes

The Sheffield City Region has published a plan to create a network of more than 620 miles (1,000 kilometres) of accessible walking and cycling routes across South Yorkshire to enable people to leave their cars at home. Mayor Dan Jarvis and active travel commissioner Dame Sarah Storey’s Active Travel Implementation …

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Insync backs Bike Week as UK sees cycling boom during pandemic

Insync Bikes is urging people to saddle up and get riding as it supports Cycling UK’s Bike Week. The UK-wide event, from 6th to 14th June, will celebrate the increasingly important role of cycling in the health of the nation with online events themed around the health and wellbeing benefits …

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WBIA invited to participate in new sustainable transport task force

The WBIA has been invited to participate in a new task force of THE PEP (Transport, Health and Environment Pan-European Programme), a joint body of the World Health Organization (WHO) and the United Nations (UN), to develop “Principles of Green and Healthy Sustainable Transport”. COVID-19 is having a substantial impact …

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Tel Aviv to double city’s bike paths by 2025

The Tel Aviv-Yafo Municipality has approved a strategic plan aimed at doubling the length of bike paths in the city from 140 kilometres to 300 kilometres by 2025. The plan also aims to increase the number of personal vehicle journeys in the city in the next five years, from 11% …

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