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Leicester secures funding for cycling network and bike hire scheme

Leicester has been awarded nearly £8 million of Department for Transport (DfT) funding for a range of city transport schemes. The bid, part of the council’s Transforming Cities work, has secured investment for two major projects, focusing on creating an extensive cycling network and bike hire scheme and bringing in …

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Commuting by bike to ‘become easier in new year’ following funding boost

Commuting by bike is set to become ‘easier’ in 2019 as new facilities are set up at stations across the country. In the latest in a series of funding boosts, £1.6 million of Government investment will help people make cycling a ‘seamless part of their daily journey’, cycling and walking …

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Sustrans calls for default 20mph speed limit in residential areas

Sustrans has called for residential areas to have a default speed limit of 20mph. This is in response to research commissioned by the Department for Transport (DfT) that found 20mph limits are supported by the majority of residents and drivers. However, it also found that since they were introduced there …

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DfT to contribute to purchase of new e-cargo bikes

The Department of Transport has announced it will contribute 20 per cent of the purchase price of new e-cargo bikes, up to a threshold of £5,000. The Government previously announced a £2 million funding package to support the uptake of e-cargo bikes. Peter Eland, the Bicycle Association’s technical manager, said: "This is …

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DfT evaluating classifying e-cargobikes as motor vehicles

A subsidy programme for e-cargobikes may come with strings attached, BikeBiz has learned. Yesterday the government announced a £2 million funding package, parts of which could be delivered via "plug-in" style grants, as already happens for e-vans via the Office for Low Emission Vehicles. However, the government is concerned that …

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DfT publishes report outlining typical costs of cycling interventions

A Department for Transport report outlining the typical costs of cycling interventions has been published today. The summary costs are based on phase 1 of the Cycle City Ambition programme, with the report covering outputs from capital expenditure. Types of scheme include cycle superhighways, mixed strategic cycle routes, resurfaced cycle …

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Roads minister promotes segregated cycleways in parliamentary debate

Yesterday in parliament roads minister Jesse Norman plugged separated cycleways in a late-night debate. He said it’s critical to not just improve road safety "but of doing so through segregated infrastructure." He added: "One does not have to look at all far – even in this country, let alone to the …

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Government seeks views on e-cargobikes and other “last mile” city transport solutions

"We’re launching our Last Mile call for evidence today into how we can use e-vans, micro vehicles and, yes, e-cargo bikes to improve urban deliveries, with huge potential benefits to air quality, health, livability and the economy," says transport minister Jesse Norman. He added that this was "very exciting". The …

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Drones and flying cars: Government seeks views on the “future of mobility”

The Department for Transport has today issued a call for evidence on the future for mobility. It is seeking information on what members of the public, lobby groups and other interested parties believe should be the transport priorities for the government. "This call for evidence seeks views and evidence from …

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Keen cyclists, not newbies, account for cycling’s growth, suggests National Travel Survey

The National Travel Survey for 2017 was published earlier today – it shows that cycling’s modest growth is being fuelled not by newbies but by hardcore cyclists. "The NTS sample is not identifying more cyclists, but those in the sample have generally been making more cycling trips and travelling further," …

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