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Traffic congestion increasing in London, above 2019 levels outside city centre

Traffic congestion is currently increasing in London and is now above 2019 levels outside the city centre, new analysis by Environmental Defense Fund Europe (EDF Europe) has found. The analysis is based on data from the Waze for Cities Programme, from May 2020 onwards. In the last week, average congestion …

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Halfords sees electric bike and scooter sales up 230%

Halfords has released its trading update for the 20-week period to 21st August, with cycling like-for-like revenue up 59.1%. There was growth across all product categories, the retailer said, with an increase of 76% in Halfords’ performance cycling business, Tredz. Sales of new products were up 114% in the period, …

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Cycling Insight research reveals what cyclists look for in insurance

Cycling Insight has partnered with Protect Your Family for research on bike insurance and what cyclists look for when finding a policy. Of the 201 random sampled cyclists surveyed, 86% described themselves as leisure cyclists and 9% owned an e-bike. According to the study, 23% said they had bought bicycle …

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Halfords sees turbo trainer sales increase by 500%

Halfords has reported a 500% increase in sales of turbo trainers since lockdown began. During the first week of lockdown, the retailer sold 15 times the number of turbo trainers compared to the same time period last year, a 1,500% increase YOY. With stock in high demand, Halfords has now …

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Data shows London cycling boom, driving rates “back to normal”

Cycling in London has surged above pre-COVID-19 crisis levels, new data has shown, however driving rates are now also “back to normal”. The report, by Centre for London in association with the Policy Institute and the Centre for Urban Science and Progress at King’s College London, found that the length …

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Scotland sees continued increase in cycling as lockdown eases

Scotland has seen a continued increase in cycling despite the further easing of lockdown, new data has shown. According to statistics released today by Cycling Scotland, July saw a 44% increase in cycling compared to the same month last year. In ten locations the increase topped 100%, headed by counters …

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“Radical shift” in travel patterns across West Yorkshire caused by COVID-19

COVID-19 has caused a “radical shift” in people’s transport and working patterns across West Yorkshire. An online survey of over 2,000 regular public transport, carried out by the West Yorkshire Combined Authority in June, found that despite rising car use, there was a “strong intention” to walk or cycle more. …

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Bike thefts fall by 21% in 12 months

The number of bike thefts reported to the police has fallen in the past 12 months, with approximately 19,000 fewer incidents compared to the year before. According to UK CrimeStats, using data gathered by the Economic Policy Centre, there were more than 90,000 reported incidents from July 2018 to June …

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Retail shows signs of recovery but ‘little cause for optimism’

The British Retail Consortium (BRC) has reported a rise in retail sales in July, but said there is ‘little cause for optimism’ as many shops continued to struggle. On a total basis, sales increased by 3.2% in July, against an increase of 0.5% in July 2019. It is above the …

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83% of UK ‘picked up cycling again due to lockdown’

83% of people have picked up cycling again as a result of lockdown, research by Cyclescheme has found. The study, which coincides with Cycle to Work Day, explored how lockdown has impacted mental health and the nation’s hobbies with cycling topping the resurgence charts, followed by reading (82%) and yoga …

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