Tag Archives: Edinburgh

London could be at a ‘tipping point for cycling’, according to new analysis

Campaigners behind City Ratings, a new data analysis tool ranking world cities for cyclability, have suggested London could be on the precipice of ‘exponential growth’ in cycling – although the UK is still ‘lagging behind’ other countries in the development of cycle-friendly cities. City Ratings is a ranking of cities’ …

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Scotland’s bike-sharing schemes sparked ‘huge’ rise in lockdown cycling, report finds

Thousands of people across Scotland’s two largest cities took up cycling during lockdown as a result of coordinated bike-sharing initiatives, funded by the Scottish Government, a new report has found. Shared transport charity Collaborative Mobility UK (CoMoUK) said promotions in Glasgow and Edinburgh, which allowed users free time on a …

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Roll out of cycle parking across Edinburgh to be boosted with additional 1,200 spaces

A project to roll out secure on-street cycle parking across Edinburgh will be boosted with an additional 1,200 spaces over the next two years, subject to funding, in response to increasing demand. Contractors Cyclehoop began installing covered bike storage containers around the city in January 2019, with the intention of …

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Edinburgh’s Electric Cycle Company opens ‘UK’s largest’ specialist e-bike shop

The Electric Cycle Company (ECC), Edinburgh, has just opened its new 4,000 square foot electric bike store and workshop on Crewe Road North, making it the ‘largest specialist e-bike shop in the UK’. Over four times the size of its previous shop, ECC said it has created a safe and …

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Edinburgh Cycle Hire reports growth of 119%

Edinburgh Cycle Hire has reported growth of 119% between September 2019 and 2020, with over 221,000 trips made during that time. The scheme has also seen average trips per day up by 46%. This is due in part to the 75 new hire stations installed at sites across the city …

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Rise in cycling seen in Edinburgh and Glasgow since introduction of bike share schemes

Cycling in Scotland’s two biggest cities has increased in the last year following the introduction of bike sharing schemes. Research has suggested that the number of trips on cycle hire schemes has increased by 70% in Edinburgh and 30% in Glasgow since August 2019. The figures have been outlined by …

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1,080 Bikehangar parking spaces to be installed in Edinburgh

The City of Edinburgh Council, in partnership with Cyclehoop and Sustrans, is providing 1,080 Bikehangar parking spaces for residents to store their bikes. 180 Bikehangars are being installed on residential streets where bicycle storage space is otherwise limited. Work began this month and the first of the two project phases …

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Only 10% of cyclists think UK Government takes road safety seriously

A new study has revealed the top ten UK cities where cyclists feel their safety is most at risk, with Cardiff topping the table followed by Leeds and Birmingham. By contrast, Cambridge, Bristol and Edinburgh were deemed amongst the safest places to cycle in the UK. Overall, however, just 17% …

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Electric Cycle Company to open “UK’s largest” e-bike shop

The Electric Cycle Company (ECC) is moving to a 4,000 square foot, carbon-neutral premises in Edinburgh. Boogie, host of Forth 1’s Breakfast Show, joined Neill Hope, MD of the Electric Cycle Company, to launch a crowdfunding campaign to renovate the building into a new store and workshop, the “biggest e-bike …

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Free bike share launches in Edinburgh and Glasgow

Free bike share will be provided in Edinburgh and Glasgow from today, 29th June, to encourage people to consider cycling for everyday journeys. Through Scottish Government funding, the cycle share initiative comes into effect as more COVID-19 restrictions are lifted, easing pressure on public transport and helping those who don’t …

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