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

New e-bike sharing service launches in Stockholm

CityBike Global has signed an agreement with the municipality of Stockholm to implement a new city e-bike sharing service. For Stockholm, CityBike Global has chosen Vaimoo as a strategic partner for the provision of smart electric bikes. Already active in Copenhagen, Rotterdam and the UK, Vaimoo will supply over 5,100 …

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More than 3,000 journeys made as part of Peterborough e-bike trial

More than 3,000 journeys have been made as part of an e-bike trial in Peterborough, helping to reduce the number of short car trips in the city. Since launching in January, more than a thousand riders have benefitted from the scheme, helping to improve air quality and achieving a reduction …

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Cycling UK launches new long-distance Cornwall cycling route

A new long-distance cycling route for Cornwall has been launched today. Developed by Cycling UK, the West Kernow Way is a largely off-road 150-mile (230km) loop route starting in Penzance. It winds its way west through the Cornish landscape to become a figure of eight, using quiet roads, bridleways, byways …

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More than £1 million now available to help children access cycle training

More than £1 million in funding is now available for pilot projects which will help children and teenagers learn how to cycle, the Bikeability Trust has announced. The Widening Participation Fund is being released to the Bikeability Trust by the Department for Transport to help the Government achieve its ambition …

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TfL, Hackney Council set out next steps for new cycleway

TfL and Hackney Council have set out the next steps for their plans for a new cycleway between Lea Bridge and Dalston. In 2019, TfL asked local people to have their say on its plans to make roads connecting local neighbourhoods better for walking and cycling. Plans for the route include: …

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Vivacity Labs expands into Australia with Bicycle Network partnership

AI-powered traffic sensors will be installed in the City of Port Phillip in Australia this year to measure bike rider, pedestrian and motor vehicle movements and help the council reduce congestion and increase sustainable transport. The sensors, which capture anonymous data on different modes of travel, have been installed by …

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RoSPA, See.Sense conduct new research to enhance cyclists’ safety

RoSPA and See.Sense have conducted new research which could prove ‘invaluable’ in enhancing cyclists’ safety by more effectively pinpointing potential collision blackspots. Hundreds of Birmingham-based cyclists travelled tens of thousands of monitored miles to generate hundreds of millions of lines of potentially transformative data as part of the City Safe …

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Poll shows support for online system to report dangerous driving in Scotland

A poll of the Scottish public has shown strong support for the introduction of an online system that would allow people to upload and report footage of dangerous driving on Scottish roads. Carried out by YouGov on behalf of Cycling UK, the poll asked the Scottish public whether they would …

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BCP Council secures £247,000 grant to encourage cycling and walking

BCP Council has been successful in securing an extra £247,000 grant from Central Government to help encourage cycling and walking in the conurbation. The money has been awarded from the DfT’s Capability Fund and is ringfenced specifically for activities that promote active travel. The funds will be used to provide …

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Waltham Forest Council secures £150,000 funding for new e-cargo bike fleet

Waltham Forest Council has secured £150,000 funding for a new fleet of 28 e-cargo bikes, to support more zero-emission bike-based services across the borough. The council plans to use the funding to expand the e-cargo bikes available to the zero-emission delivery (ZED) scheme, increase e-cargo bike transportation for waste and …

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