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

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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Cycling rises across capital with 22% increase in outer London

TfL has published new cycle count data that shows increased levels of cycling in both inner and outer London last autumn. Despite a drop in the number of journeys being made overall, Londoners have been increasingly cycling to make essential trips and for exercise. Since 2015, TfL has carried out annual cycle …

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Plans for connected transport system set out in West Yorkshire

Plans for a transport network, including a new mass transit system, that connects all West Yorkshire’s communities to jobs, education and opportunity are being set out today. The proposals identify where people will live and work in the coming decades, the journeys they will need to take and how best …

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Sutton and Kingston Councils partner with Vivacity Labs to improve active travel and safety of high footfall areas

Sutton and Kingston Councils will be working with UK-based transport AI company Vivacity Labs to help improve active travel insight and the safety of high footfall areas. The councils, as part of the InnOvaTe project, will utilise Vivacity’s AI and Internet of Things (IoT) technology to provide data on different …

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Report outlines next steps for Greater Manchester’s Clean Air Zone

Greater Manchester Combined Authority (GMCA) will receive an update on the next steps to produce the final GM Clean Air Plan at its meeting on 29th January. A report published today has confirmed that the final plan – including proposals for a GM-wide charging Clean Air Zone – will be …

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Swindon Borough Council seeking views on locations of new cycling stands

Swindon Borough Council is seeking views on where people would like to see cycle stands located in the town. Over the last few months, the council has carried out a number of improvements to cycle routes in the borough thanks to £731,500 in funding from the Government’s Active Travel Fund. …

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Trial cycle paths removed in Sutton town centre

Sutton Council has removed the pop-up cycle lanes in Throwley Way and St Nicholas Way, reinstating the traffic lanes for use by motor vehicles. The trial measures were launched in September 2020 to create a dedicated space for people to cycle and provide a safer, active, greener travel alternative to …

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Bolton opens new CYCLOPS junction, nine more set to be delivered in 2021

The ‘UK’s second’ CYCLOPS (Cycle Optimised Protected Signals) junction has opened in Bolton. Following the launch of the UK’s first CYCLOPS junction in Royce Road, Manchester in July 2020, the Bolton junction is part of a wider £7.6 million scheme designed to deliver a more integrated network in Bolton town …

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North East Lincolnshire Council awarded £2 million for new cycle superhighway

North East Lincolnshire Council and its regeneration partner, ENGIE, have been awarded £2.2 million of Greater Lincolnshire Local Enterprise Partnership (GLLEP) funding to construct a new cycle superhighway from Grimsby to Immingham. The project is worth a total of £2.6 million, with £400,000 contributed by the council and private sector, …

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Oxford residents set to benefit from new secure cycle parking

Residents of the Iffley and St Mary’s areas of Oxford are set to benefit from a number of secure cycle storage facilities. Oxfordshire County Council is to consider plans for 104 new secure cycle storage spaces along eight streets between Iffley and Cowley Road from The Plain to Bullingdon Road. …

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