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

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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IPPR calls for greater focus on affordable and clean transport alternatives to cut overall car use

The UK Government’s upcoming plan for decarbonising transport must focus on improving people’s quality of life – and this cannot be achieved through a shift to electric vehicles alone, a new IPPR report has argued. IPPR analysis of the Committee on Climate Change’s sixth carbon budget shows that, without additional measures being …

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Beryl to deliver Greater Manchester’s cycle hire scheme

Beryl has been selected by Transport for Greater Manchester (TfGM) as its delivery partner to design, deliver and operate Greater Manchester’s cycle hire scheme. The scheme is part of wider plans from the Mayor of Greater Manchester Andy Burnham to develop Greater Manchester’s Bee Network. Phase one of the scheme …

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Campaign calls for every EU city to have own bike sharing scheme

European bike share operators and service providers have come together to launch a new campaign to show that “there is so much more that could be achieved” if every city in the EU maximised the availability of bike share. “We call for every city to have its own bike sharing …

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Housing developer partners with Orbea to offer new residents free use of e-bikes

Housing developer Lightwood Strategic has teamed up with Orbea to ensure all its proposed developments will provide residents with free e-bike use. With the UK e-bike market continuing to grow by 50%, the number of people commuting by bike could reach 40%, according to industry analysis. The impact on emissions, …

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TfWM using 5G technology to cut traffic congestion with help from Vivacity Labs

Transport for West Midlands (TfWM) is harnessing the power of 5G technology to cut traffic congestion on some of the West Midlands busiest roads with the help of Vivacity Labs. The network of 5G sensors will relay live traffic information to local authorities so that action can be taken as …

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Thousands ‘go car-free’ to mark Clean Air Day 2021

Thousands of Greater Manchester residents are today leaving their cars at home to mark national Clean Air Day, opting to ‘go car-free’ and walk, scoot, cycle or wheel to work, school or the shops. More than 50 GM schools are today trialling temporary ‘school streets’ where roads are closed to …

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‘UK’s first’ accredited transport mobility hub unveiled in London

The ‘UK’s first’ accredited mobility hub has been unveiled in London, bringing together sustainable transport options with community facilities. The site in South Woodford, Redbridge, reclaims an on-street car parking space with a design aimed at connecting the area and helping the environment. Mobility hubs are already common in Germany …

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APPGCW launches inquiry to help shape Government’s upcoming CWIS 2

The All-Party Parliamentary Group for Cycling and Walking (APPGCW) is to hold an inquiry to assess what is required to meet the country’s active travel potential, ahead of the Government’s upcoming second Cycling and Walking Investment Strategy (CWIS 2). The Government published the first Cycling and Walking Investment Strategy in …

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WYCA Investment Committee progresses £19.4 million of walking and cycling schemes

The West Yorkshire Combined Authority (WYCA) Investment Committee has progressed £19.4 million of walking and cycling schemes. Members approved recommendations to progress three walking and cycling schemes to the next stage of development at the meeting last Tuesday, 8th June. This included a £7.831 million (including £7.361 million of Combined …

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