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

First e-scooter trial taking place in Tees Valley

The Government has published confirmation of the first electric scooter trial taking place in Tees Valley. It has also set out guidance on the manufacture, sale and use of “powered transporters” within current UK legislation. Tom McPhail, director of public affairs at Pure Electric, said: “It’s good the Government is …

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Grants to help West Yorkshire organisations support more people cycling to work

Not-for-profit organisations across West Yorkshire are being invited to bid for grants of up to £5,000 to support people in their communities to cycle to work. The West Yorkshire Combined Authority’s community grants scheme, part of its CityConnect programme aimed at encouraging more people to travel by bike and on …

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Survey shows growing interest in cycling in West Yorkshire

New research for the West Yorkshire Combined Authority shows how the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic is influencing the travel choices people in West Yorkshire are making. The Combined Authority carried out the research to understand how the pandemic has changed working and travel patterns and to start to assess the longer-term trends that will influence …

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E-bike riders ‘38% lower risk’ to insurers than non-assisted

Bikmo is to cut premiums for e-bikes by 25% in a bid to encourage widespread uptake of electric-assisted riding. A survey of over 3,000 riders in the UK, Ireland, Germany and Austria, conducted by Bikmo and distributed by British Cycling, among other partners, showed that 38% fewer insurance claims arose …

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Brompton CEO calls for investment in cycle lanes and bike superhighways

The COVID-19 crisis must lead to wholesale changes in Britain’s cycling network, says Brompton CEO Will Butler-Adams. Butler-Adams called for investment in cycle lanes and bike superhighways over projects such as HS2 in an interview with Steven Day, co-founder of 100% renewable energy supplier Pure Planet. He acknowledged the vast …

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EU LEV market continues to grow

The 2019 results for the European light, electric vehicle (LEV) market show a sector that continues to “grow and prosper in all its segments”, LEVA-EU has said. This is largely due to the fact that LEVs are sustainable means of transport, which become more and more popular as a solution …

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Cycle to Work scheme participation more than doubles

The number of employees joining the Cycle to Work scheme has more than doubled as commuters make plans for returning to the workplace, amid growing concerns about the safety of using public transport as lockdown eases. New data from the Cycle to Work Alliance shows that in June there was …

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Euston Road temporary cycle lane construction begins

Construction has started on a brand new temporary cycle lane on Euston Road as part of the Mayor of London Sadiq Khan and TfL’s Streetspace for London plans to transform streets to accommodate a possible ten-fold increase in cycling and five-fold increase in walking. The new protected temporary cycle lane …

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Manchester opens “UK’s first” CYCLOPS junction

The “UK‘s first “CYCLOPS (Cycle Optimised Protected Signals) junction has been launched in Hulme, South Manchester. The CYCLOPS junction has been designed to fully segregate cyclists from general traffic, improving safety for all road users. Pedestrians are also able to get where they want to be in fewer stages with …

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‘Major’ increases for cycling as #BikeIsBest campaign calls for more action

A national campaign to normalise cycling is celebrating the recent shift to pedal power from some of the UK’s major city dwellers, but warns more needs to be done by local authorities to make a lasting impact. Digital billboards outlining the rise in cycling will be placed on roads in …

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