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

Consultation begins on Cardiff’s draft Active Travel Network Map

A consultation on Cardiff’s draft Active Travel Network Map began yesterday, 9th August, after being discussed and approved by the council’s cabinet. The aim is to increase the number of people walking or cycling to work from 31% to 43% by 2030. The consultation will use the Welsh Government’s commonplace platform …

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New crossings proposed to make walking and cycling easier in Oldham and Trafford

Residents in Oldham and Trafford are being asked for their views on several proposed new crossings which are being created to enable more people to travel on foot or by bike for local trips. In partnership with Oldham Council and Trafford Council, the proposed crossings, which are now under consultation, …

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55% of UK adults ‘considering purchasing an e-bike’

A study by Bosch eBike Systems has revealed that 55% of UK adults are considering purchasing an e-bike. The study polled over 2,000 people across the UK on their perceptions of e-mobility and how these have changed since the start of the pandemic. 32% said they would use their car …

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Desire to stay fit and improve mental health drive lockdown cycling boom

53% of cyclists have cycled more since lockdowns started in March 2020, according to new research, with the cycling boom driven by a desire to stay fit, improve mental health and spend time with loved ones. In addition, 57% of people who were considering taking up cycling before the pandemic did …

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New study shows impact of cycling to work on carbon footprint

The way we work has changed drastically over the past 12 months, and as staff begin heading back to the office, the topics of what work perks are and how to balance work and home life come back to the forefront. One other area of interest is the environment and …

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Laka now providing last-mile delivery companies with tailored commercial rider cover

Laka is now providing last-mile delivery companies with tailored commercial rider cover. Its commercial client list includes Randstad, EAV, Zapp, Urb-it, Jiffy, Dash, Foodstuff and Santis Global. “It has recognised that the same attributes that have made its consumer insurance proposition so compelling, are just as relevant for the commercial …

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WYCA secures funding boost to support more people walking and cycling

Residents and businesses across West Yorkshire are set to benefit from increased access to active travel provision after the West Yorkshire Combined Authority (WYCA) secured £1.35 million from the DfT’s new Capability Fund, following a submission to the Government in April. Communities across the region will receive a boost in …

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£338 million package set to boost cycling and walking across country

The active travel boom seen throughout the pandemic will ‘continue to thrive’ thanks to a £338 million package to boost cycling and walking across the country, Transport Secretary Grant Shapps has announced. Infrastructure upgrades, changes to The Highway Code and new requirements to ensure that active travel schemes’ effects are …

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TfL’s cycle hire scheme marks 11th anniversary

TfL’s cycle hire scheme is marking its 11th anniversary today, after a year that has seen a record-breaking number of hires. In March, Santander Cycles reached a milestone of 100 million hires and since then hires have soared in April and June. The anniversary is being marked with a new …

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TfGM launches £800,000 business support package to help boost sustainable travel

Transport for Greater Manchester (TfGM) has launched a new £800,000 funding package and interactive web portal to help businesses and employers embed sustainable travel behaviours, head off a car-led recovery and build back better from the pandemic. While the numbers of trips on public transport dropped significantly during lockdown – …

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