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

Lime launches advocacy partnership programme

Lime has launched a new advocacy effort called Lime Action, aimed at transforming one million of its riders into advocates for safer streets, and more equitable and sustainable cities. Through direct engagement and an easily-accessible online platform, Lime Action connects riders to advocacy organisations focused on safer streets for active …

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Improvement works complete on traffic-free cycling and walking route in Plymouth

Improvement works are now complete on a traffic-free cycling and walking route in Plymouth. With more than £380,000 of funding from Highways England, cycling and walking charity Sustrans has revamped the traffic-free route into the city and has improved its accessibility too. Sustrans has resurfaced the path, changing it from …

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BTN BikeShare celebrates one millionth journey milestone

Brighton and Hove’s BTN BikeShare scheme is celebrating its one-millionth journey. The six-figure number was hit over the weekend. Over 120,000 residents, visitors and commuters have cycled more than two million miles around the city since its inception. BTN BikeShare, operated by Hourbike, was launched in September 2017 thanks to …

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E-cargo bikes to help local council deliver goods and services

Harlow and Gilston Garden Town has received funding for a fleet of e-cargo bikes that will enable local council services to move away from traditional van and car use and towards active and sustainable travel. Arriving in Harlow this summer, the e-cargo bikes will have a container for transporting goods …

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Wheels for Wellbeing calls for Government to prioritise freedom of movement of disabled people

Wheels for Wellbeing has issued a statement asking the Government and local authorities to prioritise the freedom of movement of disabled and older people in post-lockdown Britain. The charity points out that lockdown is having a greater detrimental impact on disabled people, who are more likely to have been self-isolating, …

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Bike sales set to top £1 billion by 2023

Bike sales are set to top £1 billion by 2023, Mintel has estimated. Around 2.5 million bicycles were sold in the UK in 2019, at a value of £940 million. Following an initial boost to bike sales as a result of the lockdown, consumer spending is likely to drop as …

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19% of UK commuters ‘more likely to cycle to work after lockdown’

The UK could see a huge rise in the number of people cycling to work after the COVID-19 lockdown restrictions ease as commuters look to avoid public transport, but only if more is done to encourage workers to use a bike rather than a car, new research from the HSBC …

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Online travel aggregator PedalTripr to simplify search for cycling holidays

A new online platform for cycling enthusiasts is set to simplify the search for finding tailor-made travel experiences by bike. PedalTripr, which is owned and operated by UK startup company VeloSocial, aims to tap into the growing passion and demand for cycling, by aggregating the hundreds of specialist travel providers …

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Research shows public support for rule change on e-scooters

New consumer research has shown support for e-scooters to be accepted for use on public roads, provided they’re not allowed on the pavement as well. E-scooters are not currently legally allowed to be used on public roads and can only be used on private land. When asked, “Given the current …

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New research identifies roads with space and demand for cycling

Sustrans and the DfT have commissioned the Institute for Transport Studies, University of Leeds to develop a tool to help identify locations for new cycleways in England. The Rapid Cycleway Prioritisation Tool has been developed to help inform bids for Tranche 2 of the Government’s Emergency Active Travel Fund, particularly …

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