Tag Archives: COVID-19

Greater Manchester to roll out AI-controlled road junctions to optimise traffic networks

Vivacity Labs and Transport for Greater Manchester (TfGM) have announced the roll-out of AI-controlled ‘smart’ traffic junctions to accommodate the increase of active travel modes, such as cycling and walking, in the city during the COVID-19 pandemic. Using sensors with inbuilt artificial intelligence, Vivacity enables TfGM to anonymously identify different …

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Dorel Sports reports continued growth, new pandemic wave expected to impact Q4

Dorel Sports has seen its sixth consecutive quarter of revenue growth, with third-quarter revenue at $305.6 million, an increase of 22.1%. The continuing record demand for bicycles throughout the summer drove another quarter of ‘substantial’ growth at the Cycling Sports Group (CSG) and Pacific Cycle divisions. Caloi’s revenue increased in …

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Insync to build 50,000 new bikes between now and Christmas

Insync has unveiled plans to build 50,000 new bikes between now and Christmas. The brand, owned by India-based Hero Cycles, has welcomed the Government’s decision to allow bike shops to continue trading during the second lockdown, saying it was the correct move to include bike shops in England in the list …

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Bike shops in England permitted to remain open in lockdown

Bike shops are among businesses that will be permitted to stay open as England gets ready to enter lockdown tomorrow, 5th November. To reduce social contact, the Government has ordered certain businesses and venues to close, including all non-essential retail, indoor and outdoor leisure facilities, entertainment venues and personal care …

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Free ride initiative extended in Norwich to help essential journeys

Norfolk County Council and Beryl have extended their free ride initiative to keep Norwich moving during the approaching lockdown. Starting from yesterday, 2nd November, Norfolk County Council and Beryl are offering 30 minutes free riding on the pedal bikes and 15 minutes on the e-bikes between 7:30am-9:30am and 3:00pm-4:30pm. The …

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Transport experts warn of ‘traffic gridlock’ in wake of COVID-19 pandemic

Britain could be heading for traffic gridlock in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic, transport experts have warned, as workers continue to shun public transport in favour of commuting by car. Although motor traffic on Britain’s roads decreased at the height of the national lockdown, Government figures show it is …

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COVID-19 lockdowns ‘boost nation’s love for small businesses’

COVID-19 lockdowns have boosted the nation’s love for small businesses, research has found, with 59% of Brits saying they now support local businesses more than previously. The research, commissioned by American Express and Small Business Saturday UK, underscores the role small firms have played in supporting their communities through lockdown, …

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Hope sees demand grow by “well over 100%”

Hope has moved to clarify its supply and availability after seeing demand grow by “well over 100%”… More and more we are being asked these questions regarding availability and supply. Although we closed following the lockdown in the UK, we slowly opened again during April with COVID secure measures in …

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