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

Work set to begin on Ditton Lane cycling improvements

Work will begin this week on the final segment of a cycling scheme that will make it easier and safer for people to travel around Greater Cambridge by bike. The existing path and cycleway in Ditton Lane will be widened to between 2.2m and 2.5m to complete the Ditton Lane/East …

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Milton Keynes Council offering free webinar for cyclists tomorrow

Milton Keynes Council is offering a free webinar tomorrow, 13th October, for those wanting to ride with confidence across the city. The COVID-19 pandemic has shown more people embracing active travel, and there’s been a nearly 60% increase in people cycling around MK. The webinar, supported by Love to Ride, …

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Government-mandated Clean Air Zone to launch in Birmingham in June 2021

The Government-mandated Clean Air Zone for Birmingham has been confirmed to launch on 1st June 2021. The announcement came following meetings with Rebecca Pow MP, the under-secretary of state for environment, food and rural affairs and Rachel Maclean MP, the under-secretary of state for transport. Birmingham’s Clean Air Zone will …

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Cycling now UK’s “favourite form of transport” as bike commuters rise by 38%

A new study by GoCompare has analysed Government transport data to find the safest forms of travel that the UK are choosing to use during the COVID-19 pandemic. The data revealed that the London Underground has seen the biggest loss of passengers and revenue, as the number of commuters drops …

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European Commission launches review on regulation relating to LEVs

The European Commission has initiated a review of Directive 168/2013, which regulates type approval for vehicles with two or more wheels. LEVA-EU has argued “long and hard” for a review of the regulation, saying how the market potential of light electric vehicles (LEVs) covered by the type approval is being …

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Cycle lanes ‘could get 15.7 million Brits on their bikes’

Cycle lanes are set to encourage 15.71 million more Brits to take up two wheels as concerns over collisions tops cyclists’ concerns around the country, according to new research from LV= General Insurance (LV= GI). As the Government encourages more people to cycle, 30% of Brits said they would feel …

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Temporary segregated cycle lane in Derby removed

The temporary segregated cycle lane on Uttoxeter Road been removed, Derby City Council has announced. The existing cycle lane marked on the road was segregated as a temporary measure as part of the ’Moving Derby Forward’ programme, which saw the council receive £228,000 of funding from the Government to introduce …

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TfL opens major new protected cycleway

TfL has opened a major new cycleway between Tower Bridge Road and Rotherhithe. The 3.6-kilometre section of Cycleway 4 follows a key corridor along Jamaica Road and Tooley Street and connects southeast London to central London via a fully protected cycle route. As part of the work, Rotherhithe roundabout was …

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Stockport Council seeking views on new walking and cycling schemes along A34 corridor

Stockport Council is asking residents for their views on improvements proposed along the A34 corridor as part of a Government-backed scheme. In 2018, the Government designated the A34 as part of a Major Road Network (MRN) of routes, which it is seeking to improve. In February 2020, the Government awarded …

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New data shows “dramatic improvement” in London’s air quality

City Hall has published new data showing ‘dramatic’ improvements in air quality across London since 2016. The report, which includes new data from the Environmental Research Group now at Imperial College London, reveals that the number of state primary and secondary schools located in areas exceeding legal pollution limits (NO2) …

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