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Government-mandated Clean Air Zone to launch in Birmingham in June 2021

The Government-mandated Clean Air Zone for Birmingham has been confirmed to launch on 1st June 2021. The announcement came following meetings with Rebecca Pow MP, the under-secretary of state for environment, food and rural affairs and Rachel Maclean MP, the under-secretary of state for transport. Birmingham’s Clean Air Zone will …

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Only 10% of cyclists think UK Government takes road safety seriously

A new study has revealed the top ten UK cities where cyclists feel their safety is most at risk, with Cardiff topping the table followed by Leeds and Birmingham. By contrast, Cambridge, Bristol and Edinburgh were deemed amongst the safest places to cycle in the UK. Overall, however, just 17% …

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Evans Cycles opens new Birmingham store

Evans Cycles is opening a brand new Birmingham store. Replacing the old site at Birmingham New Street Station, the new store reaffirms a “strong commitment” to helping grow cycling within the region. With over 12,000 square feet of floor space, the new store is situated on the ground floor of …

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£1.6 million of cycling and walking measures to be delivered in Birmingham

Birmingham City Council has released details of several schemes to help encourage more people to walk and cycle safely as the UK lockdown eases. The schemes, which include pop-up cycle lanes, pavement widening and road closures to create low traffic neighbourhoods, are part of a package of active travel measures …

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Innovators ‘show the way’ to encouraging active travel during COVID-19

The ‘golden age of cycling’ that Boris Johnson has suggested may dawn as we emerge from the COVID-19 crisis could be a health and environmental benefit to UK citizens. But is it possible for cycling to be relevant to more than a niche group in our society? Climate and energy …

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E-scooters to be trialled in Birmingham and Coventry

E-scooters are set to appear on West Midlands streets in a trial to help get the region moving once lockdown restrictions start to be lifted. Transport for West Midlands (TfWM), Birmingham City Council and Coventry City Council will now work together to test the technology and better understand the benefits …

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