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

World Bicycle Relief celebrates 2,500 field mechanics trained

World Bicycle Relief is celebrating 2,500 field mechanics trained. The non-profit’s specially designed Buffalo Bikes mobilise communities in rural developing regions across the world where distances are a barrier to education, healthcare, and economic opportunities. The mechanics are trained to serve those communities and keep Buffalo Bikes rolling ‘for generations …

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Community grants launch to support walking and cycling projects in West Yorkshire

The West Yorkshire Combined Authority is supporting third-sector organisations to help people cycle and walk more, through a fresh round of small grants of up to £5,000. The grants can be used for any scheme or project aimed at helping and encouraging people to incorporate more walking, scooting or running …

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Hertfordshire County Council seeks views on walking and cycling improvements

Hertfordshire County Council is seeking views on walking and cycling improvements across the county. £6.4 million was secured through the Government’s Active Travel Fund in November 2020. The council has identified 11 different proposals across six towns, which will be a combination of new walking and cycling facilities, as well …

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LEVA-EU presents new ZEV concept to European Commission

Trade association LEVA-EU has laid out in full and presented to the European Commission its proposals for a new legal classification of light electric vehicles. The organisation has also called for better representation for Zero Tailpipe Emission Vehicles (ZEVs), the new concept of vehicles it has proposed, in a bid …

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Local authorities allocated £500 million to fix potholes across England

Councils across England have been allocated their share of £500 million for highways maintenance, with the funding expected to fix the equivalent of ten million potholes across the country. It is the second of five equal instalments from the £2.5 billion Potholes Fund, providing £500 million a year between 2020/21 …

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Cycling UK calls for next Scottish Government to spend 10% of transport budget on active travel

Cycling UK is calling for the Scottish Government to invest at least 10% of its transport budget in cycling, walking and wheeling, as part of the charity’s manifesto for the Scottish Parliament election on 6th May. The manifesto also calls for more safe space for cycling and a focus on …

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Mobility hubs set to ‘revitalise’ city centres in Scotland

Scotland is set to introduce European-style mobility hubs that bring various forms of transport together in one place. The model has been identified as a strategic priority in a report for the Scottish Government. Mobility hubs are particularly common in Germany and Austria and other countries on the continent as …

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New cycle lanes ‘no barrier’ to ambulances, Cycling UK research finds

Cycling UK research has found widespread support from ambulance trusts for new cycle lanes introduced across the UK during the pandemic. A Freedom of Information (FOI) investigation of all ambulance trusts in England, Scotland and Wales showed no trust was against the new cycle lanes, with a third of all …

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Scottish Government awards over £600,000 to e-bike projects

The Scottish Government has awarded over £633,000 to support 45 e-bike projects across the country. Through the latest round of the eBike Grant Fund, delivered through Energy Saving Trust, schools, hospitals and community groups will establish projects to adopt e-bikes, adaptive bikes and e-cargo bikes as an alternative to car …

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West Midlands cycle hire scheme launches in Sutton Coldfield

The first bikes for the new West Midlands cycle hire scheme have hit the streets this week following the launch of a trial in Sutton Coldfield. This limited trial will feature five docking stations and 25 bikes placed in and around the town centre for the next month to allow …

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