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

West Yorkshire Combined Authority secures funding to make cycling and walking plans a reality

The West Yorkshire Combined Authority has been awarded £2.5 million from the Department for Transport’s Emergency Active Travel Fund to deliver the first phase of proposals to create more space for cycling and walking, while easing the pressure on public transport and relieving congestion. In partnership with local authorities, the …

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PM kickstarts £2 billion cycling and walking ‘revolution’

Thousands of miles of new protected bike lanes, cycle training for everyone and bikes available on prescription will be rolled out under new plans to overhaul cycling and walking in England launched by Prime Minister Boris Johnson. The new plan aims to build on the significant increase in the number …

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New report shows “large unmet demand” for cycling from ethnic minority and disadvantaged groups

Cycling for Everyone, a new report by Sustrans and Arup, has highlighted the inequalities within cycling participation in urban areas between different demographics, including those from ethnic minority groups, women, disabled people, older people and those at greater risk of deprivation. COVID-19 has brought to light many disparities within society, …

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£3.1 million schemes to enable more active travel in Greater Manchester

The Greater Manchester Combined Authority (GMCA) has allocated the first phase of its emergency active travel grant set to prioritise the implementation of protected routes. Schemes across GM districts will provide safe travel options for people without cars and to keep public transport free for those that need it most …

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Mayor launches online cycle training course for Londoners

The Mayor of London Sadiq Khan has today launched the first online cycle training course for Londoners to give more people the confidence to start cycling – whether they’re taking it up for the first time or returning to it. The Cycle Skills course, which is available on the TfL …

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77% of Brits ‘support local measures to encourage cycling and walking’

77% of Brits support measures in their local area to encourage cycling and walking, YouGov research has shown. The research also shows that 70% believe more people cycling would reduce traffic congestion across the country and 65% of all Britons ‒ rising to 80% of those with an opinion one …

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Beryl, Herefordshire Council announce free ride initiative

Beryl and Herefordshire Council have announced a free ride initiative. The initiative will run from 29th July, when Beryl marks one year of cycling in Hereford, through to the end of August. As lockdown continues to ease, Hereford’s bike share operator is encouraging residents to make more pedal-powered trips to …

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£38 million to make Wales safer for cycling, scooting and walking

The Welsh Government has announced £38 million to make the country a safer place to cycle, scoot and walk. Together with the £15.4 million announced last month, this is the “largest-ever” investment in local active travel improvements in Wales, which will fund projects to make it safer for children and …

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Work starts to transform Bishopsgate as part of Mayor of London’s Streetspace plans

TfL will start work this week to transform one of central London’s major thoroughfares into a “less intimidating place” which prioritises walking and cycling. The new traffic restrictions between Shoreditch and London Bridge are a key part of the Mayor of London Sadiq Khan and TfL’s Streetspace plans, which will …

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Cycling’s modal share increases five-fold in Scotland

Cycling Scotland has released the results of its twice-yearly nationwide all-traffic survey. Taking place in May and September every year at around 100 locations across Scotland, the all-traffic survey counts how many people use cars, taxis, vans, HGVs, buses, coaches and bikes to get from A to B. The analysis …

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