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

Lime bikes now available in Moovit app in 117 cities

Lime’s bikes, e-scooters and mopeds will be available in the Moovit app for users in 117 cities across 20 countries, with 40 more to come in the following months. “In addition to being the largest micromobility integration to date, our partnership with Moovit is a major step towards our goal …

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Applications now open for Walking and Cycling Grants London

Applications are now open for more than £500,000 of grants for community and not-for-profit groups that encourage people to walk and cycle, TfL has announced. Enabling more people to walk and cycle is an important part of boosting Londoners’ wellbeing and mental health as the capital recovers from the pandemic. …

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New congestion charge proposals to encourage sustainable travel in central London

TfL is today opening a consultation and seeking views on the future operation of the congestion charge. The main proposals include no charges in the evenings to support London’s recovery, operating between 12:00-18:00 on weekends and retaining the current charge level of £15. These changes will support London’s culture, hospitality …

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OVO Energy now title sponsor of nextbike’s bike share scheme in Glasgow

OVO Energy has been unveiled as the new title sponsor of nextbike’s bike share scheme in Glasgow. The three-year deal will see Glasgow’s nearly 1,000 strong standard fleet of nextbikes turned green for the duration, with OVO Energy’s branding displayed on the city’s bikes – which will now be known …

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E-cargo bike project set to start on Isle of Wight

A two-month pilot project that will see e-cargo bikes delivering goods on behalf of Cowes businesses is starting from August. The Isle of Wight Council has appointed People Powered Community Interest Company (CIC) to run the project, with support from the council’s Sustainable Transport Access Fund from the DfT. The …

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12 million bikes expected to be used on UK staycations this summer, research says

The UK will experience a biking boom this summer as millions of families turn to staycations for their summer holidays – according to research released by cycleGuard, part of Thistle Insurance. The research, conducted by Opinium, found that almost two-fifths of UK adults (39%) are planning a summer staycation this …

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New enforcement cameras set to cut road danger across London

TfL has awarded a contract to P Ducker Systems (PDS) for at least 50 new enforcement cameras, which will play a part in helping it meet its Vision Zero goal of eliminating death and serious injury on the road network. Each year more than 4,000 people are killed or seriously …

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Consultation launched on cycle and walking route linking Chichester and Emsworth

Highways England is launching a six-week public engagement for people to have their say on new plans for a cycle and walking route to be created on the south coast. The six-mile-long off-road route will link Chichester with Emsworth, along the A259. The route, which is currently part of the …

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Welsh Government launches new Active Travel Act guidance

The Welsh Government has issued new Active Travel Act guidance, to help local authorities plan, design and deliver high-quality walking and cycling routes. It brings together previous advice and feedback from a public consultation and sets out what is expected from councils when they are designing new infrastructure with Welsh …

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