Tag Archives: Department For Transport

£2 million eCargo Bike Grant Fund awarded to local authorities

Funding has been awarded to 18 local authorities from the £2 million eCargo Bike Grant Fund, funded by the DfT and delivered by Energy Saving Trust. Local authorities across England were invited to bid for up to £200,000 each to purchase e-cargo bikes for use by local businesses or deployment …

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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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100 miles of pop-up cycle lanes ‘could enable millions to cycle safely’ post-lockdown

Millions of commuters could travel to work safely if only 100 miles of pop up cycle lanes were installed across ten English cities, Cycling UK has said. The charity is calling on the Government to support and encourage local authorities to start installing temporary cycle lanes and wider pavements across …

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Cycling UK to keep key workers pedalling with free services

Key workers on the frontline in the fight against COVID-19 will be able to get free bicycle repairs, loans and equipment thanks to a project launched by Cycling UK. The Big Bike Revival for Key Workers scheme will be run through a series of independent bike shops, recycling centres and …

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Transport Committee launches e-scooters inquiry

The Transport Committee has launched an inquiry to explore the safety and legal implications of e-scooters, their impact on congestion and potential contribution to reducing the UK’s greenhouse gas emissions. The UK is the last major European economy where e-scooters are banned everywhere except on private land (with the landowner’s …

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Transport Committee asks for views on COVID-19 impact

The Transport Committee is asking transport workers, stakeholders and members of the public to write to them about the transport issues they face during the COVID-19 outbreak. MPs will explore the impact felt by the industry, its workers and passengers in a rolling programme of work to monitor the impact …

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35% of cyclists “have been involved in a road traffic accident”

One-third of cyclists in the UK have been involved in an accident on the road, with almost one-fifth of these incidents caused by cars, according to a survey by the personal injury team at JMW Solicitors. The survey of more than 1,500 cyclists revealed that 35% of respondents have been …

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DfT to focus on active travel as “natural first choice” for daily activities

The DfT has announced a shift towards public transport and active travel as the “natural first choice” for daily activities. Decarbonising Transport: Setting the Challenge is the latest document to be published by the DfT late last week, describing how the Government intends to work with others to develop a …

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E-scooters set to be trialled on UK roads

Plans to allow e-scooters on UK roads have been unveiled by the Government as part of a ‘transport revolution’. Requirements for both e-scooters and those using them are being explored, including a minimum age, vehicle standards and insurance requirements. Local authorities could also have extra powers to manage the impacts …

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Funding boost to help promote cycling and walking in Leicestershire

More than £1 million of Government funding has been secured to help further work to promote walking and cycling in Leicester and Leicestershire. The money, from the DfT’s Access Fund, totals £1.065 million and has been given to the councils to extend a four-year programme of partnership work between them, …

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