Tag Archives: COVID-19

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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Wattbike calls on PM to ‘do more’ for UK businesses hit with surging costs due to pandemic

Wattbike is calling on Boris Johnson to ‘do more’ for UK businesses who are being hit with surging costs for shipping and materials due to the pandemic, after being forced to adjust its prices. The Nottingham-based company has seen demand soar during the pandemic but said it, and other manufacturing …

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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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Sea Otter Australia postponed to 2022 due to COVID

Sea Otter Australia has been postponed from its 2021 dates to 29th September to 3rd October 2022. The event was set to take place at Canberra’s Stromlo Forest Park from 1st-4th October 2021. “After reviewing the impact that the new Delta variant of COVID is having on communities across the …

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‘New tools needed’ to support rollout of active travel networks

The UK’s pandemic-induced love of walking and cycling can become a societal shift only if local authorities are equipped with the means to come up with meaningful incentives to leave our cars at home, Teralytics CEO David Reed and CKDelta managing director Geoff McGrath have said. They are calling for …

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Work begins to develop new cycling and walking plan for Shropshire

Shropshire Council is developing a plan that will focus on providing an inter-connected cycling and walking network in the key urban areas of Shrewsbury, Bridgnorth, Ludlow, Market Drayton, Oswestry and Whitchurch. The Local Cycling and Walking Infrastructure Plan (LCWIP) will also look at potential cycling routes between these towns and …

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‘3.3 million bikes sold in 2020’, research finds

UK bike volume sales rose an estimated 22% in 2020, according to the latest research from Mintel, with the number of bikes sold reaching an estimated 3.3 million, up from 2.7 million in 2019. Over a fifth (21%) of cyclists have bought a bike for themselves in the past 12 …

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18% of UK adults ‘more likely to buy an e-bike now than before pandemic’

18% of UK adults are more likely to buy an e-bike now than they were before the pandemic, a survey by VOLT has found. The research also showed a shift from public to personal travel modes post-pandemic – with commuters suggesting that, on average, they are 39% less likely to …

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