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

New research project launched to address transport-related barriers faced by young people

Sustrans has teamed up with the University of the West of England to launch a new research project that aims to address transport-related barriers faced by people aged 12-24 years in the UK. Transport to Thrive will explore why transport is important to young people’s ability to reach the opportunities …

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Citrus-Lime calls for Government to be ‘more transparent’ about commitment to increase cycling

Citrus-Lime has joined calls for the Government to be more transparent about its commitment to increase the take up of cycling. CEO and founder Neil McQuillan has echoed comments made by Roger Geffen, Cycling UK’s policy director, who has accused the Government of burying its own research. In May last …

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Proposed new EU battery rules will ‘harm’ manufacturers, warns LEVA-EU

Trade association LEVA-EU has warned that proposed new rules governing batteries for electric vehicles are ‘a sledgehammer to crack a nut’ and risk tying manufacturers of more powerful electric vehicles like motorbikes, e-scooters and electric mopeds in red tape. LEVA EU made its warning following the European Commission’s proposal to …

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New bike shelter installed at New Southgate station

Govia Thameslink Railway (GTR) has installed a new shelter with two-tier racks for 18 bikes at New Southgate station. For safety and security, the shelter has low-wattage LED light, powered by a ten-square-metre solar panel on the roof. The new parking facility is on the west side of the station. …

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Study reveals England’s best areas to live without a car

A new study by GoCompare has analysed ONS data to find the best locations in England to live without needing a car. London came out on top, with Portsmouth second and Southend-on-Sea third. Completing the top 20 were Bristol, Liverpool, Manchester, Newcastle, Leicester, Brighton and Hove, Blackburn, Reading, Wallasey, Birmingham, …

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How much are local authorities spending on cycling and walking?

Cycling UK has released data revealing a variation in active travel spending by local authorities across the nation, from £34 a year per head of population to just 20p, ahead of 143 councils in England holding elections tomorrow. The figures, obtained by the national cycling charity through Freedom of Information …

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Pedal cycle traffic increases by 45.7% in 2020

Pedal cycles travelled five billion miles on Great Britain’s roads in 2020, 45.7% further than in the previous year, according to statistics from the Department for Transport. This is the highest level of cycling on the public highway since the 1960s, the DfT said. Pedal cycle traffic saw its highest …

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Plans announced for new 150-mile off-road cycling route in Cornwall

Cycling UK is to create a new long distance off-road cycling route in Cornwall, which will be ready for the public to ride from September. Called the West Kernow Way, the 150-mile route will begin and ends in Penzance and is designed to be ridden over three to four days. …

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Research project on use of off-road e-bikes launches

British Cycling has joined forces with other cycling organisations and recreational land managers to support a new, long-term research project to be undertaken by Edinburgh Napier University into the use of off-road e-bikes, including electric mountain bikes. The research will focus on current and future trends as well as the …

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Poll shows support for ‘record’ cycling and walking spend in Scotland

47% of people in Scotland support allocating at least 10% of the Scottish transport budget to cycling and walking, while just 20% oppose it, a YouGov poll has found. This would represent record spending on cycling and walking and an increase on the 3.5% of the 2021 transport budget allocation, …

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