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

TfL funding to create up to 2,000 new cycle parking spaces across capital

TfL has awarded funding of more than £1million to create up to 2,000 new cycle parking spaces across the capital, providing a further boost to the Mayor’s Streetspace programme of measures to boost walking and cycling. Recent data published by TfL showed walking and cycling accounted for half of all …

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Half of schools in UK towns and cities ‘could readily roll out School Streets’

A new report published yesterday has revealed that half of all schools in UK towns and cities could readily roll out School Streets to improve local air pollution and road safety. Assessing the current status and future potential for School Streets in London, Birmingham, Leeds and Bristol, the report has …

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Wheels for Wellbeing to pilot inclusive cycle hire scheme with Bikeworks

Wheels for Wellbeing has received support from Sport England’s ‘Open Call for Innovative Solutions’ to develop and pilot an inclusive cycle hire scheme for London, with east London partner Bikeworks. During the pandemic, non-disabled people have been encouraged to get their cycles out, but this has not been an option …

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TfL launches online data platform to raise awareness of London road collisions

TfL has unveiled its new Vision Zero Dashboard tool, which will enable organisations and members of the public to easily access and interpret London’s collision data which is recorded by the police. By sharing data in this way, TfL and partner organisations can better identify the road danger challenges specific …

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Council to ‘revisit’ decision to remove temporary cycle lanes on High Street Kensington

Kensington and Chelsea Council will be ‘revisiting’ the decision to remove temporary cycle lanes on High Street Kensington, following representations from groups and partners in the borough. The council’s leadership team will look again at the factors, the evidence, and views from all sides of the debate, but without the …

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Works begin on £210,000 scheme to improve walking and cycling access to Dewsbury rail station

Works are underway on a £210,000 scheme to improve walking and cycling access to Dewsbury rail station, which is being delivered as part of the West Yorkshire Combined Authority’s CityConnect programme. The scheme, which is being delivered in partnership with Kirklees Council, is aiming to make it easier for people …

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Green light given for £3.1 million boost for walkers and cyclists in Salford

Liverpool Street Corridor is set to benefit from a £3.1 million boost for walkers and cyclists. Salford City Mayor Paul Dennett made the decision to award the contract at the Procurement meeting on 6th January. It will see improved routes for walkers and include segregated cycle lanes for those on …

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Santander Cycles sees new memberships rise by 167% in 2020

New 24-hour Santander Cycles membership registrations rose by 167% in the year to December 2020, representing the largest increase in the scheme’s ten-year history, new figures released by TfL have shown. Total hire numbers for 2020 were 10,434,167, an increase of around 6,000 hires from 2019, despite an overall reduction …

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New temporary cycle lanes open in Greenwich and Chiswick

TfL, the Royal Borough of Greenwich and the London Borough of Hounslow have opened two new temporary cycle lanes, totalling almost 5.5 kilometres of space as part of the Mayor’s Streetspace programme. This builds on the 90 kilometres of new or upgraded cycle lanes that have been delivered or are …

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Work to make cycling and walking easier in Stafford set to start next week

Highways improvements to make it easier for cycling and walking in Stafford are set to start next Monday, 11th January. The improvements at South Walls will include widening of the pavement to create a shared cycle and walking space and new crossings with the existing two-lane road being reduced to …

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