Tag Archives: Department For Transport

First wave of walking and cycling plans in Kent announced

The first wave of schemes to encourage walking and cycling in Kent has been announced. In total there will be four 20mph schemes, two town-wide schemes in Faversham and Tonbridge and two town centre schemes in Margate and Tunbridge Wells. These schemes are being introduced through an Experimental Traffic Order, …

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PJA to hold webinar on £2 billion cycling and walking ‘revolution’

PJA is to hold a webinar tomorrow, 31st July, on the £2 billion cycling and walking ‘revolution’ announced earlier this week. PJA’s chairman Phil Jones and Adrian Lord were key advisors on the plans launched this week by Prime Minister Boris Johnson. The active travel experts advised the Department of …

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First walking and cycling infrastructure improvements announced in Lincolnshire

Lincolnshire County Council has revealed what changes will be made to streets to make cycling and walking easier. The Department for Transport granted the council £105,500 from the first round of the emergency active travel fund to support the installation of temporary projects during the recovery from COVID-19. For the …

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West Yorkshire Combined Authority secures funding to make cycling and walking plans a reality

The West Yorkshire Combined Authority has been awarded £2.5 million from the Department for Transport’s Emergency Active Travel Fund to deliver the first phase of proposals to create more space for cycling and walking, while easing the pressure on public transport and relieving congestion. In partnership with local authorities, the …

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Evans unveils measures to help service the nation’s bikes

Evans Cycles has today announced a string of measures to help service the nation’s bikes and support the Government’s Fix your Bike Voucher Scheme. The initiative, set up by the Department for Transport, allows members of the public to claim a £50 voucher towards the cost of repairing a bike. …

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£3.1 million schemes to enable more active travel in Greater Manchester

The Greater Manchester Combined Authority (GMCA) has allocated the first phase of its emergency active travel grant set to prioritise the implementation of protected routes. Schemes across GM districts will provide safe travel options for people without cars and to keep public transport free for those that need it most …

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Mayor launches online cycle training course for Londoners

The Mayor of London Sadiq Khan has today launched the first online cycle training course for Londoners to give more people the confidence to start cycling – whether they’re taking it up for the first time or returning to it. The Cycle Skills course, which is available on the TfL …

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HYPE Merseyside loans 186 bikes to NHS workers

HYPE Merseyside has loaned 186 bikes to NHS workers supporting the fight against COVID-19, following the launch of its #BikesForNHS campaign in April. The organisation, which focuses on getting people involved in cycling, has also seen 67 unwanted bikes donated by the public and is still appealing for more so …

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Combined Authority secures funding for cycling and walking plans in West Yorkshire

The West Yorkshire Combined Authority has been successful in securing its full allocation of £2.513 million from the first phase of the DfT’s Emergency Active Travel Fund, worth a total £12.5 million, to deliver the initial programme of proposals. The Combined Authority is agreeing the final details of schemes with …

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Local roads: what are the priorities?

Rebecca Morley listens in to a Westminster Energy, Environment and Transport Forum policy conference where speakers met virtually to discuss the funding of local roads, maintenance and preparing for future challenges

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