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Manchester has most cycling commuters per capita in UK, data reveals

Manchester has the most cycling commuters per capita in the UK, data from Strava Metro has revealed. Manchester, where over 400,000 cycling commutes have been recorded this year, is closely followed by Bristol, Newcastle, London and Cardiff as the most popular cycling cities per capita in 2021. However, Strava Metro …

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Pothole problem worsening in Manchester, research reveals

New Government statistics have shown that the conditions of roads in Manchester have improved since 2018 – but research by JMW Solicitors has revealed that the number of potholes reported in the city has increased in that time. The road condition survey results show that the percentage of classified roads …

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Report shows potential of e-bikes to replace car trips in city regions

Over 100 million car and taxi trips made in city regions each year could instead be on e-bikes if the Government is able to deliver its target for mode shift to cycling, according to a new report by consultants Steer for the Urban Transport Group (UTG). The report, Fully charged: …

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New TfL data shows that people cycling in London are more diverse than ever

TfL has published new data showing that long-term trends in who cycles have changed, with participation much more representative of Londoners in 2020/21 than previous years. Londoners from Black, Asian and minority ethnic communities were not significantly less likely to have cycled over the past 12 months than white Londoners. …

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BA welcomes strong response in Cycle Industry Census

The BA has welcomed strong industry participation in the first UK Cycle Industry Census, which over the summer collected responses from companies across all sectors of the industry. The BA estimates that the responses cover between 30% and 65% of the whole UK cycling market by turnover, meaning that probably …

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Road casualty stats show cycle infrastructure investment ‘must not be limited to towns and cities’

Cycling UK has responded to the latest road casualty statistics published by the DfT, which reveal an increase in cyclist fatalities on rural A roads, with 43% more cyclists dying on these roads for every mile cycled in 2020 compared to 2019. On urban A roads, by contrast, the fatality rate …

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New scheme offering discounted See.Sense bike lights to cyclists in Coventry

A new scheme means 200 cyclists in Coventry can get their hands on a subsidised bike light for £10. The See.Sense bike light uses AI technology to flash brighter and faster in riskier situations, such as road junctions, roundabouts and filtering in traffic, helping to increase visibility. It retails at …

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Just 2% of UK pupils cycle to school, survey reveals

Only 2% of children cycle to school, despite more wishing they could, a new survey has revealed. A UK-wide YouGov survey, commissioned by Sustrans, surveyed 1,305 children aged 6-15 about their experience and views on their journey to and from school. The figures were released ahead of Bike to School …

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Cycling in England up 26% in 2020, report finds

Cycling trips shot up 26% across England in 2020 compared to the previous year, according to new data from the DfT. Riders also travelled much further, with average cycling distances 62% longer in 2020 than in 2019. Leisure use boomed, up 75%, but commuting and work-based use fell 20% as …

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