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

Cycling UK to take legal action against council’s decision to remove cycle lane

Cycling UK has confirmed it will be taking legal action against West Sussex County Council’s decision to remove a cycle lane introduced during lockdown. The UK charity said the removal of the cycle lane along Upper Shoreham Road in Shoreham-by-Sea is “irrational and unlawful”, and yesterday, 24th February, it submitted …

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Arup, Sustrans begin work on Greater Manchester’s active neighbourhoods

Arup and Sustrans have begun work with Transport for Greater Manchester (TfGM) and the local councils to design ten active neighbourhood schemes across the Greater Manchester city region. Arup is delivering this project in partnership with Sustrans and 10GM. The Active Neighbourhoods project aims to prioritise the movement, health and …

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TfL begins construction on upgraded cycle route in southwest London

TfL has started construction work on a new 4.7-kilometre upgraded cycle route in southwest London. The route is the next stage of TfL’s trial upgrades along the existing Cycle Superhighway 8 (CS8) route and will connect to a section delivered last year between Chelsea Bridge and Lambeth Bridge in central …

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Vivacity Labs secures £5 million in Series A funding to support expansion

London-based tech company Vivacity Labs has secured £5 million of Series A funding in a VC round led by investor Mobeus, with additional funding from existing investors Downing Ventures and London Co-Investment Fund. Vivacity Labs works with government, regional bodies and local councils to rethink and optimise the way traffic …

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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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