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

Welsh Government to invest £75 million to get more people walking and cycling

Active travel schemes announced earlier this week will receive a funding boost of more than £53 million this year as part of further efforts to encourage healthy travel in Wales – with more than £20 million to follow. The dedicated budget for active travel has risen from £5 million since …

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Work due to complete this spring on cycling and walking schemes across Leeds

Work will complete this spring on several cycling and walking schemes across Leeds which have been accelerated through the West Yorkshire Combined Authority’s CityConnect programme. Working in partnership with Leeds City Council and Sustrans, more than seven kilometres of new segregated cycling and walking routes will be delivered across Leeds …

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Bristol Cycling Campaign calls for 1,000 bike hangars by May 2024

Bristol Cycling Campaign has published a report proposing that Bristol City Council should install 1,000 bike hangars by May 2024. Bike hangars are lockable steel pods for up to six bikes and provide secure, on-street bike parking for people who don’t have any outside space to store a bike at …

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Beryl sees 97,000 journeys taken in Norwich since scheme’s launch

Beryl and Norfolk County Council are celebrating one year of healthier and greener transport in Norwich since the launch of its bike share scheme. The scheme was launched on 17th March 2020 and now also includes e-bikes and e-scooters. Over 370,000 kilometres have been covered within the city across 97,000 …

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TfL’s Santander Cycles scheme passes 100 million hires

TfL’s Santander Cycles scheme passed 100 million hires earlier this month, marking a significant milestone in the scheme’s ten-year history. This equates to more than ten rides for every Londoner and follows record-breaking hires in February. Saturday 27th February saw the scheme’s busiest ever winter day with more than 52,000 …

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Vivacity Labs’ AI traffic signal control being trialled to ease traffic flow in Cambridge

Vivacity Labs’ AI traffic signal control is to be trialled at some of the busiest junctions in Cambridge to help cut congestion and improve air quality. The 12-month trial will investigate how camera-based sensors and machine learning can be used to optimise traffic signals to improve traffic flow, reduce journey …

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Beryl partners with Jobcentre Plus to provide affordable and sustainable transport option

Beryl has partnered with Jobcentre Plus to support young people on the UK Government’s Kickstart Scheme with an affordable, sustainable and enjoyable transport option. The new travel initiative will allow anyone on the Kickstart Scheme across Bournemouth, Poole, Christchurch and Isle of Wight to access discounted journey options to and …

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Residents asked to feedback on plans for low traffic neighbourhood in Trafford

Residents in the Walton Road area, Trafford, are being asked how they’d like to improve the streets where they live as part of plans to create a series of new low-traffic neighbourhoods across Greater Manchester. Low-traffic neighbourhoods, known locally as Active Neighbourhoods, focus on prioritising the movement, health and safety …

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Work to begin on four major new cycling infrastructure projects across London this month

Construction work will begin on four major new cycling infrastructure projects across the capital this month, the Mayor of London Sadiq Khan and TfL have announced. 260 kilometres of high-quality cycle routes have been delivered since May 2016 and the need to create space on London’s roads for walking and …

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Cycling UK accuses Government of ‘hiding evidence from Parliament’ by suppressing cycle funding report

Cycling UK has accused the Government of ‘hiding evidence from Parliament’ by suppressing a report showing current levels of investment for cycling and walking fall ‘far short’ of what is needed to get England moving again. The charity has called for the publication of the report which it believes will …

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