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

55 miles of walking and cycling routes to be created in Greater Manchester by December 2021

55 miles of new routes and 140 new crossings for people on foot and bikes are to be created across Greater Manchester by December 2021, Mayor Andy Burnham and Commissioner Chris Boardman announced today. Funded by the Mayor’s Challenge Fund, all of Greater Manchester’s ten districts will begin to benefit …

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Rise in cycling seen in Edinburgh and Glasgow since introduction of bike share schemes

Cycling in Scotland’s two biggest cities has increased in the last year following the introduction of bike sharing schemes. Research has suggested that the number of trips on cycle hire schemes has increased by 70% in Edinburgh and 30% in Glasgow since August 2019. The figures have been outlined by …

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Accell Group launches new video showing how ‘cycling moves the world forward’

Bicycle manufacturer Accell Group has launched its ‘new purpose’ with an online video featuring the company’s staff showing how ‘cycling moves the world forward’. Its plants in Heerenveen, which produce bicycles for the European market, are also transitioning to solar energy in 2021. The move will result in a reduction …

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£2 million announced to help more children cycle or walk to school

Schools across England are set to benefit from new funding to get more children riding their bike or walking to school, cycling minister Chris Heaton-Harris announced yesterday. A new million-pound programme will see cycle repair workshops set up in primary schools and local neighbourhoods to make sure students’ bikes are …

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Sustrans calls on local authorities to implement low traffic neighbourhoods and school streets

Sustrans is calling on local authorities across the UK to implement low traffic neighbourhoods, a holistic approach that looks at removing through traffic from residential areas, along with school streets. This comes as new figures show that 59% of parents in the UK do not enjoy their daily journey to …

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Cycling UK receives £1 million funding boost from DfT to extend Big Bike Revival

Cycling UK has been awarded an extra £1 million of funding from the Department of Transport to extend the Big Bike Revival into schools in England for the first time. The funding will enable pop-up bike mechanic stations to set up in schools to help fix bikes for around 10,000 …

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School Streets air quality monitoring project launched

City Hall has launched an air quality monitoring project to give the “most accurate indication yet” of the benefits of School Streets. TfL has funded 430 new School Streets – where roads surrounding schools are closed to motor traffic at drop-off and pick-up times – across London through its Streetspace …

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Beryl celebrates one million kilometres ridden in Bournemouth, Christchurch and Poole

Beryl and BCP Council are celebrating over one million kilometres ridden in Bournemouth, Christchurch and Poole since the introduction of the bike share scheme. This equates to a potential CO2 saving of 22,142 tonnes throughout the area. The British micromobility provider has helped residents and visitors move around the area in …

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Public urged to leave cars at home this World Car Free Day

The West Yorkshire Combined Authority is calling on people to consider leaving their cars at home for World Car Free Day today, 22nd September, as the region looks towards a less car reliant future. Councillor Kim Groves, chair of the West Yorkshire Combined Authority’s Transport Committee, said: “Two-thirds of journeys …

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£1.88 million improvements to boost West Yorkshire’s walking and cycling network

Work has started on a £1.88 million scheme to make it easier for people to cross Huddersfield town centre by foot or bike, providing a further boost for West Yorkshire’s growing walking and cycling network. The Huddersfield Better Connect Stations project, being delivered by Kirklees Council through the West Yorkshire …

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