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

Free nextbike Stirling rides initiative extended to June

An initiative making nextbike journeys free for Stirling residents has been extended until June 2021. Since being introduced last summer to encourage safe active travel during the pandemic, locals have made over 20,000 trips and clocked up more than 38,000km around the city. Supported by Forth Environment Link and Cycling …

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Cycling up 47% in Scotland in year since first lockdown

Scotland has seen a surge in the number of people cycling in the past 12 months, according to data from the nation’s cycling organisation. Statistics released today, 6th April, by Cycling Scotland show 47% more cycling journeys were recorded between 23rd March 2020 and 22nd March 2021 compared to the …

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TfGM celebrates decade of investment in region’s transport network

Transport for Greater Manchester (TfGM) is celebrating a significant landmark following a decade of ‘unprecedented’ investment in and development of the region’s transport network. The start of April marks exactly ten years since the current organisation was born, after a reform of local Government in Greater Manchester granted the Greater …

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Cycling UK welcomes updated version of Countryside Code

Cycling UK has welcomed the launch of an updated version of the Countryside Code. The charity said it is ‘especially pleased’ to see the updated code incorporate advice to be friendly and courteous to other people in the countryside, following the successful “Be Nice, Say Hi” campaign begun by Ride …

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Cycle route linking all English cathedrals to be launched in Bike Week

A new cycle route linking every English cathedral is set to be launched in Bike Week, thanks to a partnership between the Association of English Cathedrals, the British Pilgrimage Trust, Cycling UK and Sustrans. It will link all 42 Church of England cathedrals in a new initiative to promote greener …

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Leicester City Council to invest almost £1 million on Anstey Lane improvements

Leicester City Council is planning to invest almost £1million to improve part of Anstey Lane, and the adjoining Buckminster Road, to help encourage more people to make the shift to walking, cycling and public transport. The work will be paid for through the Transforming Cities Fund following the city council’s …

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Green Commute Initiative to apply single commission charge across new orders

Green Commute Initiative (GCI) will apply a single commission charge across all new orders received from today, 29th March. GCI operates two schemes: Instant GCI which is a pay-as-you-go scheme, and Corporate GCI which is used by large organisations with large volumes of orders. Accordingly, GCI has operated with two …

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West Yorkshire cycling and walking ‘off-highway’ routes see rise in usage

The number of trips recorded on West Yorkshire Combined Authority’s CityConnect ‘off-highway’ cycling and walking routes increased by 60% during the last six months of 2020. Figures also show that increases in active travel seen in West Yorkshire during the first phases of the COVID-19 pandemic in spring 2020 have …

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Open letter calls on Police Scotland to introduce camera footage submission system

A coalition of 33 organisations representing Scotland’s road users has called on Police Scotland to introduce a nationwide camera footage submission system to make Scotland’s roads safer. The organisations – including the AA, the RAC, Cycling UK, road safety charity Brake, British Motorcyclists Federation, British Horse Society Scotland and Living …

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47% of respondents to Greater Manchester survey open to walking and cycling more post-pandemic

A Greater Manchester COVID-19 recovery survey has found almost half (47%) of respondents want to keep on walking and cycling more often once the pandemic is over after positive experiences on bike and foot during lockdown. Transport for Greater Manchester’s (TfGM) network intelligence data has also shown that cycle trips …

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