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

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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Council seeks views on new cycling and walking schemes in Cheshire

Cheshire East Council is seeking people’s views on a second phase of active travel schemes to boost cycling and walking, following additional Government funding. The proposals, which are out for public consultation, aim to help deliver the council’s priorities of making its towns safer, healthier and more welcoming. The council …

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TfL sets out plans for trial cycle lane in central London

TfL has set out plans to make a series of trial changes to Tooley Street and Duke Street Hill in central London, which will extend the new Cycleway 4 route to enable safer essential journeys between London Bridge, Rotherhithe and beyond. The changes are a part of TfL’s emergency response to the …

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Families invited to take on Sustrans Big Pedal 2021

Families are being invited to take up the Big Pedal 2021 – the ‘UK’s largest’ cycling, walking, wheeling and scooting competition for primary and secondary schools. The competition, which has now been running for 11 years, is fronted by Dame Sarah Storey, British Paralympian and 38-time world champion in cycling …

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DfT’s National Travel Attitudes Survey shows increased importance of walking and cycling

COVID-19 has had a ‘substantial’ impact on active travel, with the DfT’s National Travel Attitudes Survey (NTAS) showing an increase in the frequency of cycling and walking among those who already cycle and walk. When interviewed between May and September 2020, 34% of cyclists said they cycle more and 38% …

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PeopleForBikes joins The Big Gear Show as presenting sponsor

PeopleForBikes has joined The Big Gear Show as presenting sponsor. “PeopleForBikes is pleased to partner with The Big Gear Show in 2021,” said Rod Judd, director of membership and industry engagement. “We share a common goal of helping the bike business reach new heights in 2021 and beyond, and PeopleForBikes …

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£1.3 million released for new cycling and walking routes in Bury

Greater Manchester’s Bee Network plan to deliver the ‘UK’s first’ joined-up cycling and walking network is set to see a boost in Bury, with £1.3 million of funding released for new cycling and walking routes. Today, 29th January, Greater Manchester Combined Authority (GMCA) approved £1.3 million of the Mayor’s Challenge …

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Cycle lane removal ‘will hit young people hardest’, Cycling UK warns

The removal of cycle lanes across the UK in the wake of small but vocal pockets of protest will hit young people the hardest, Cycling UK has warned. People under the age of 25 could now also be unfairly penalised if councils do not provide safe and secure cycle routes, …

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