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

BCP Council secures £247,000 grant to encourage cycling and walking

BCP Council has been successful in securing an extra £247,000 grant from Central Government to help encourage cycling and walking in the conurbation. The money has been awarded from the DfT’s Capability Fund and is ringfenced specifically for activities that promote active travel. The funds will be used to provide …

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Waltham Forest Council secures £150,000 funding for new e-cargo bike fleet

Waltham Forest Council has secured £150,000 funding for a new fleet of 28 e-cargo bikes, to support more zero-emission bike-based services across the borough. The council plans to use the funding to expand the e-cargo bikes available to the zero-emission delivery (ZED) scheme, increase e-cargo bike transportation for waste and …

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Views sought on new crossings proposed in Wigan

Residents in Wigan can now give their views on several proposed new crossings that will enable more people to make short journeys on foot or by bike in the borough. The proposed crossings, delivered in partnership with Wigan Council, which are now under consultation, will form part of the Bee …

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TfGM partners with Vivacity Labs for cycling and walking development in Manchester

Transport for Greater Manchester (TfGM) is to advance its cycling and walking infrastructure programme through the rollout of new technology by Vivacity Labs. The transport technology scaleup has been awarded a new contract by TfGM in its latest investment into the city’s cycling and walking infrastructure. The partnership will see …

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Rise in active journeys helping reduce car use among commuters, study finds

Cycling, walking and public transport are contributing to a consistent reduction in car use among commuters, according to the latest figures from Sports Marketing Surveys. Compared to 2020, the number of people cycling to work has ‘held up strongly’. In week one of the study, back in mid-June 2020, just …

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Spin continues carbon negative push with two new e-cargo bike trials

Spin has reaffirmed its commitment to become carbon negative by 2025 by investing in two new e-cargo bike trials in Essex. In Colchester, working with a new local community-based initiative – the Colchester E-Cargo Bike Delivery Project – Spin is trialling an e-cargo bike delivery service to replace and recharge …

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A31 investment brings improved cycling and pedestrian access

A project to improve access for residents, walkers and cyclists along West Street, Ringwood, in the New Forest has been successfully completed. The work was carried out by Hampshire County Council in collaboration with Highways England ahead of the plans to replace the bridges and widen the A31 that is …

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Southeast London cycleway construction moving onto next stage

TfL is set to start construction work on the next section of Cycleway 4 in Deptford, a new cycle route that is already enabling thousands of safer and easier cycle journeys across the area each week. Sections of the route, which will run from central London to Greenwich when finished, …

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Holkham trialling Raleigh e-bikes and e-cargo bikes

Raleigh has partnered with Holkham in an initiative that will see staff use its e-bikes and e-cargo bikes. The electric bikes loaned by Raleigh are part of a trial and include its Motus model, which will improve visitor experiences by providing staff with quick and quiet modes of transport to …

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VanMoof launches global campaign to inspire people to ‘keep moving forward’

VanMoof has launched its second televised commercial today as part of its latest global brand campaign. The campaign aims to inspire people in cities to ‘keep moving forward’ instead of reverting to old pre-pandemic mobility habits. The film was created by VanMoof and shot by Amsterdam-based director Paul Geusebroek. “Even …

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