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

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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TfL sets out plans to support increased levels of cycling in Lambeth and Southwark

TfL has set out plans to support safer essential journeys by bike in Lambeth and Southwark, with construction work planned to start next month. The trial changes, along the A23 between Oval and Streatham and on the CS7 cycle route between Oval and Elephant & Castle, will open up these two key …

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Pure Electric delivers 25 e-bikes and cargo bikes to Sheffield City Council

Pure Electric has delivered 25 new electric bikes and cargo bikes to Sheffield City Council. The city will be operating a city-wide Social Prescribing Scheme which is being set up by Heeley development trust in partnership with the primary care networks. As part of this scheme, Pure Electric is supplying 21 …

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Co Bikes rolls out more e-bike stations across Exeter

Co Bikes has announced new electric bike stations in Exeter, set to help the city’s ambitions to become net carbon zero by 2030. “It’s great news that Co Bikes is expanding its network across the city and giving more and more people a viable alternative to using the car,” said …

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Views sought on low traffic neighbourhood plans in Cheadle Heath and Cheadle

Residents in Cheadle Heath and Cheadle, Stockport, 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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Kew Road cycle lane in Richmond upon Thames sees surge in use

Richmond upon Thames’ first protected cycle lane on Kew Road has seen a surge in use, with more than twice the number of weekly users than previously recorded. Data collected from cameras on the road recorded an average of 831 Kew Road cycle lane users per week, which is double …

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