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

Sheffield City Region to create 1,000km of walking and cycling routes

The Sheffield City Region has published a plan to create a network of more than 620 miles (1,000 kilometres) of accessible walking and cycling routes across South Yorkshire to enable people to leave their cars at home. Mayor Dan Jarvis and active travel commissioner Dame Sarah Storey’s Active Travel Implementation …

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Insync backs Bike Week as UK sees cycling boom during pandemic

Insync Bikes is urging people to saddle up and get riding as it supports Cycling UK’s Bike Week. The UK-wide event, from 6th to 14th June, will celebrate the increasingly important role of cycling in the health of the nation with online events themed around the health and wellbeing benefits …

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WBIA invited to participate in new sustainable transport task force

The WBIA has been invited to participate in a new task force of THE PEP (Transport, Health and Environment Pan-European Programme), a joint body of the World Health Organization (WHO) and the United Nations (UN), to develop “Principles of Green and Healthy Sustainable Transport”. COVID-19 is having a substantial impact …

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Tel Aviv to double city’s bike paths by 2025

The Tel Aviv-Yafo Municipality has approved a strategic plan aimed at doubling the length of bike paths in the city from 140 kilometres to 300 kilometres by 2025. The plan also aims to increase the number of personal vehicle journeys in the city in the next five years, from 11% …

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Majority of Londoners support measures to give cyclists and pedestrians most space

The majority of Londoners support moves by the Mayor, Transport for London and local councils to give more space to pedestrians and cyclists, a new poll on behalf of Centre for London and London Environment Directors’ Network (LEDNet) has found. The polling was commissioned by Centre for London to explore …

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How has cyclists’ behaviour changed during COVID-19?

Cycling Insight has surveyed 258 UK cyclists to determine changes in behaviour as a result of COVID-19. As the UK slowly emerges from lockdown, the question remained whether cyclists felt confident in visiting their local bike stores, if they had increased their time outdoors or kept to indoor training only, …

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West Yorkshire Combined Authority plans long-term recovery from COVID-19

A package of schemes that will transform the way people can travel across the region, as well as support the region’s long-term recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic, are being presented to members of West Yorkshire Combined Authority’s Investment Committee. The virtual meeting, being held on 9th June, will hear details …

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LCC calls for e-scooters to have access to cycle tracks

The London Cycling Campaign (LCC) is calling for e-scooters and other micromobility technologies to be made road-legal, according to strict requirements, with access to cycle infrastructure. “Mass mode shift away from car use to walking, cycling, public transport and new, shared mobility options will be essential to decarbonising London’s roads, …

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Buzzbike sees 440% increase in bike subscriptions

Buzzbike has revealed a 440% year-on-year increase in bike subscriptions, with the majority of subscriptions coming from those new to cycling. The data also revealed a 160% increase in subscriptions was just in the past month. The news comes after the Government announced a £2 billion package at the beginning …

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Portsmouth to open temporary cycle lane on Eastern Road

A temporary cycle lane is due to open in Portsmouth on 15th June to provide space for the increased numbers of people cycling and walking as lockdown eases. The cycle lane will be marked out on the inside lane of Eastern Road, on the southbound side, between Anchorage Park and …

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