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

Mayor triples protected cycle space in London ahead of schedule

The Mayor of London Sadiq Khan has tripled the amount of protected cycle space in London since 2016. There are now 162 kilometres of protected lanes that are either complete or under construction, up from 50 kilometres in 2016. Laid out end to end, this would stretch from Leicester Square …

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Renewed Scottish cycling budget a “breakthrough”

The £15 million increase in the Scottish Budget for cycling and walking is a “breakthrough” for the country’s potential for carbon footprint renewal, according to Cycling UK. The extra investment in active travel is the result of an eventual agreement between the Government and the Scottish Green Party, which was …

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Hull cycle lanes to be painted green amid safety shake-up

Cycle lanes in Hull are set to be painted green as part of a ten-year plan to make them safer, reports Hull Live. Routes will also be branded and given their own individual numbers. Council officials are also looking at how to separate some cycle lanes from traffic using raised …

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Local authority cycling spend at ‘just £2 per head’

Local authorities have spent on average just £2 per head of population per year on cycling infrastructure over the last ten years, according to research by Nottingham Business School, part of Nottingham Trent University. Researchers Dr Seamus Allison and Aoife Allison made freedom of information requests to 55 English Unitary …

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Partner Content: How OnBuy.com is revolutionising the global marketplace industry

Cas Paton, founder of OnBuy.com, outlines how the company is disrupting the global marketplace industry, and why its unique approach benefits sellers The online marketplace sector has come a long way since its birth in the 1990s. Services like Amazon and eBay were some of the most notable eCommerce success stories …

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Edinburgh’s rentable e-bikes to be available next week

Edinburgh Cycle Hire’s rentable e-bikes will be available to ride from 2nd March, Transport for Edinburgh and the scheme’s operator, Serco, have confirmed. The new electrically assisted e-bikes have a maximum supported speed of 15 mph and provide a constant electric assist while users pedal. 168 e-bikes will be phased …

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Funding boost to help promote cycling and walking in Leicestershire

More than £1 million of Government funding has been secured to help further work to promote walking and cycling in Leicester and Leicestershire. The money, from the DfT’s Access Fund, totals £1.065 million and has been given to the councils to extend a four-year programme of partnership work between them, …

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Funding extended for cycling and walking project in Norwich and Great Yarmouth

Norfolk County Council has been awarded nearly £500,000 by the Department of Transport to extend its multi-partnership Pushing Ahead Your Journey Your Way programme over the next 12 months. Originally launched in 2017 thanks to a £1.48 million grant from the DfT, Pushing Ahead has delivered projects across Norwich and …

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