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

Lime sets carbon reduction targets, partners with WWF to create ‘more livable, pollution-free cities’

Lime and WWF have announced a new global partnership to create ‘more livable, pollution-free cities’. The Ride Green initiative will include education initiatives to promote cleaner modes of transportation as well as local grassroots advocacy to advance more sustainable urban mobility and livable cities. The partnership is a joint collaboration …

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Scrapping October clock change ‘could reduce number of road deaths by 4.5%’

The UK could reduce the number of people killed on our roads by 4.5% and save the economy £160 million by scrapping the October clock change, road safety charity IAM RoadSmart has said. The charity, which is calling on the Government to stop the practice, believes that moving to a permanent …

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New school car-free zones see safer streets for children pop-up in Glasgow

Safer streets for children have popped up across Glasgow as the second wave of the city’s school car-free zone scheme came into force. The car-free zones will prohibit driving outside 20 primary schools at drop-off and pick-up times each school day as part of the Spaces for People scheme that …

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Latest £730,000 section of Castleford to Wakefield Greenway opens

The latest £730,000 section of the Castleford to Wakefield Greenway has been officially opened. The 1.3-kilometre section of new route completes a missing link in cycling and walking infrastructure between Castleford and Green Row at Methley Junction. It has been delivered through the West Yorkshire Combined Authority’s CityConnect programme, aimed …

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Oxfordshire County Council fast-tracks Sustrans project in response to pandemic

Oxfordshire County Council has fast-tracked a scheme at Chilton Road in Upton to make it easier for people to walk and cycle as part of its response to the COVID-19 pandemic. The temporary scheme, which will provide more space for people to walk, wheel and cycle and restrict access for …

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Edinburgh Cycle Hire reports growth of 119%

Edinburgh Cycle Hire has reported growth of 119% between September 2019 and 2020, with over 221,000 trips made during that time. The scheme has also seen average trips per day up by 46%. This is due in part to the 75 new hire stations installed at sites across the city …

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Four operators shortlisted for Greater Manchester’s bike hire scheme

Greater Manchester’s bike hire scheme has moved one step closer with four operators shortlisted, Transport for Greater Manchester (TfGM) has announced. In partnership with Manchester City Council, Salford City Council and Trafford Council, the scheme is set to launch in spring 2021 with an initial 1,500 strong fleet, including e-bikes. …

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Leeds’ Clean Air Zone ‘no longer required’, review finds

Leeds’ planned Clean Air Zone is no longer required thanks to businesses switching to cleaner vehicles faster than expected, a joint review by Leeds City Council and central Government has concluded. Senior councillors will discuss the conclusions and proposals to voluntarily introduce new air quality targets that go further than …

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London has “most aggressive” drivers towards cyclists, research finds

London has the “most aggressive” drivers towards cyclists, new research by Wiggle has found, with 54% of cyclists in the capital saying this is the reason they don’t feel safe on the roads. The data, which analysed sentiment from over 6,000 UK sports enthusiasts, reveals which cities across the UK …

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Regent Street plans unveiled with new cycle lanes and parking hubs

The Crown Estate and Westminster City Council have unveiled plans to ‘transform’ London’s Regent Street, helping to deliver a greener, cleaner, safer and more accessible West End. Set to complete before Christmas, the new designs will include: – Wider pavements – creating approximately 5,000 square metres of additional space for …

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